Is Jeremy Zawodny of Yahoo! the Matt Cutts of Google?

Aug 15, 2006 • 8:48 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine Optimization
 

Matt Cutts from Google started his blog about a year ago. As soon as he started it, he has drawn an immediate fan base of active readers and participants. Jeremy Zawodny of Yahoo! had a blog long before, since June 2002. Jeremy has a huge following as well but a different following from Matt.

Matt focuses most of his blog posts on helping out Webmasters and SEOs with Google. Jeremy talks mostly about what he wants to.

Matt posts instructional videos on SEO topics. Jeremy posts recaps of his instructional flight lessons.

Matt announces Google data center updates. Jeremy announces new jobs open at Yahoo! within his department.

Matt geeks out on search algorithms. Jeremy geeks out on MySQL optimization.

Matt has been focused on search related topics since being with Google in 2000 (or so. Jeremy has jumped from division to division at Yahoo!, not always focusing on search related topics.

Is Jeremy the Matt of Yahoo!? I would not compare the two. Yahoo! has Tim Mayer, who is more up Matt's alley, in terms of communication. But Tim is not an engineer. Jeremy is a blogger but is not that focused on search. There are those who work under Tim and speak at the conference, but they don't have blogs. Of course they blog at the Yahoo! Search Blog, but not at their own personal blogs.

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Comments:

Adrian

08/15/2006 02:41 pm

Not sure I'd say Jeremy is the Yahoo! version of Matt. I have prefered his more recent posts though, they seem a bit more focused on what Yahoo! is upto, other than vague musings about the world.

Jeremy Zawodny

08/15/2006 03:33 pm

Did we settle this quite a while ago? http://timconverse.com/blog/index.php?/archives/154_Who_is_the_Matt_Cutts_of_Yahoo!.html I'll tell you what. Let's let Matt be Matt and me be me and move on with life.

Barry Schwartz

08/15/2006 03:43 pm

Jeremy, too funny. Well, your last line is what my point was in this post. Thanks for clarifying. Matt of Yahoo = http://timconverse.com/blog/

Search Engines WEB ۞

08/17/2006 07:11 am

//////Jeremy Zawodny of Yahoo! had a blog long before, since June 2002. Jeremy has a huge following as well but a different following from Matt. MC was posting as Google Guy since 2001 - although not his own blog, it was in essence BLOG-LIKE. Ysearchblog is about the closest they have to that - but there is just not the same level of intimacy. It would really be great if Yahoo allowed their Search Quality Engineer to have a give and take with Webmasters and SEOs via a Blog.

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