24 Jan '15, 11pm

Matt Cutts Speaks On Lessons Learned From Early Days Of Google: Full Highlights by @mattsouthern

Matt’s early days at Google consisted of figuring out how to ‘make regular expressions faster for a string matcher’, until one day a manager came up to him and asked “how do you feel about pornography?”. That led to Matt writing the safe search version of Google. Google’s first major controversy was the first DMCA takedown request it had to deal with, which came from the Church of Scientology wanting to suppress a critic. In the end the page was removed and a disclaimer was added to the site about the need to legally remove a certain page from search results. That’s still how Google deals with DMCA takedown requests today. Matt Cutts was drafted to the advertising division at Google after expressing interest in front end programming. It was while working on ads that Matt started to notice people spamming Google and earning higher organic rankings than they deserved to. Mat...

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