Matt Cutts until 2014 was a big wheel at Google until 2014 when he took a temporary leave of absence. while there he led the Google web spam team whose mission is to fight and design defenses against search engine scammers. Those are the folks who try to game the SEO fairness and jack their users to the rankings top. Now it turns out he ishas been working for the Obama administration’s United States Digital Service which is a White House effort to bring top IT talent to government tech.
- Matt Cutts will continue to be on leave from Google, announcing in June that he’ll be joining the United States Digital Service (USDS).
- In his response, Cutts stated that the idea the idea of helping the government work better has been on his mind for a while.
- The combination of being an idealist, seeing his peers work on these kinds of projects, and feeling confident in his former team at Google ultimately led to Cutts’ decision to join USDS.
“”…Cutts stated that the idea the idea of helping the government work better has been on his mind for a while — an idea which was fueled by those around him making a difference by tackling all kinds of government projects.””