Matt Cutts

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– Completed high school at Rowan County Senior High School in Morehead, Kentucky
– Received a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Kentucky in 1995
– Earned a Master of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998

– Started career in search while working on Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
– Joined Google as a software engineer in January 2000
– Worked in various roles at Google, including ads engineering group and SafeSearch
– Co-inventor on a Google patent related to search engines and web spam
– Known for giving advice and making statements on Google search engine and related issues

Contributions and Recognition
– Referred to as the ‘Greenspan of Google’ by The Wall Street Journal in 2006
– Challenged developers to make Microsoft Kinect more compatible with Linux in 2010
– Defended downgraded PageRank of Google Chrome homepage in 2012
– Took a leave of absence in 2014 to spend time with family and try new things
– Joined US Digital Service in 2017 after leaving Google

– Bloomberg Businessweek article titled ‘Matt Cutts: The Greenspan of Google
– U.S. Digital Service Blog post titled ‘The Next Chapter for USDS’ by Matt Cutts
– FedScoop article announcing Matt Cutts as the head of US Digital Service
– About Me section on Matt Cutts’ blog ‘Gadgets, Google, and SEO’
– BBC News Online article titled ‘Inside the Google search machine’

Further Reading
– Book titled ‘The Google Story’ by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed
– Various news articles and interviews covering Matt Cutts’ career and contributions to Google and US Digital Service

Matt Cutts (Wikipedia)

Matthew Cutts (born 1972 or 1973) is an American software engineer. Cutts is the former Administrator of the United States Digital Service. He was first appointed as acting administrator, to later be confirmed as full administrator in October 2018. Cutts previously worked with Google as part of the search quality team on search engine optimization issues. He is the former head of the web spam team at Google.

Matt Cutts
Cutts in 2008
Matthew Cutts

1972 or 1973 (age 50–51)
Alma mater
Known forSafeSearch, Google's family filter, Webspam Team
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