Adam Lasnik, the original Googler hired to help Webmasters (Yes, Matt Cutts is famous for it, but he wasn't originally hired for it), has promised us that Google will be adding more Google representatives to answer questions about Google search.
You'll be able to spot and verify these folks' status as a Googler by the "G" badge you see next to their name on posts. And while they clearly know their stuff, it may take them a short bit to get their "Group legs," so welcome 'em and be nice, okay? :)
This week, Google has added three new Googlers to the team.
I'm "Bergy," (my nickname since college) and I am a Googler from the Search Quality Team who will be around to try to both answer your questions and help you help each other. I do not have any websites left on the web that I am willing to admit to authoring, but I've been a blogger, freelance web designer, and Perl programmer.
Outside of Google, I enjoy riding motorcycles too fast, replaying old video games, cooking, and watching and collecting movies. I'm a transplant to the Bay Area, originally from the "Queen City of the West"--Cincinnati, Ohio--a place full of unpredictable weather, delicious food, and people who are related to me.
I'm "Wysz," (as in, "Gee, Wiz!") and I've had my nickname much longer than Bergy.
You're all way ahead of me as webmasters, as I don't even have a URL to list here! (Does http://www.google.com count?) However, I do have a personal site of my own brewing, so I might give it a plug here when it's ready for release... and ready for your constructive criticism!
I'm originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania (where the movie "Signs" takes place), but am now in sunny California. I miss the snow in winter, but I've really enjoyed being able to eat outside for much of the year. When I'm not in front of a computer (which is hard for my friends to imagine), I enjoy photography, videography, and skiing... sometimes all at the same time!
I'm Pat and I have had my nickname for my entire life. Beat that Bergy and Wysz. :P While I don't currently run a public website, I have a bit of development experience in various languages. I own a couple domains though, and who knows, I may actually do something with them someday. If you talk to my friends, some might say I wear t-shirts with nerdy phrases on them, but I just think they are cool. In my spare time I enjoy remodeling my condo, watching movies on my new TV (HD rules!), and listening to The Mountain Goats, Bob Dylan, Neutral Milk Hotel and anything Wil Oldham does.
This adds to the already great group of Googlers answers webmaster questions on a daily basis. Jonathan Simon, Vanessa Fox, Adam Lasnik and the others.
Forum discussion at Google Groups.
Update: Seems like we got two more...
(4) Susan Moskwa:
Hey, all! One more Googler chiming in...
My name's Susan (sorry, no hip nicknames) and I've been working with the Webmaster Tools team since last summer, mostly on international issues. I'm looking forward to dialoguing with y'all and helping out where I can!
On the personal side: I grew up in Wisconsin (yes, I love fried cheese curds; no, I do not own a cheesehead), I'm a huge NPR freak, and I spend most of my free time playing board games and training for roller derby (though not at the same time).
I work in the Google Kirkland office, so if any of you are coming out for SMX Seattle next month, look for me and come say hello!
I'm Nate, yet another Googler posting in the Google Webmaster Help group. A bit about me:
If my background were a recipe, I'd consist of one cup web design, one cup network administration, a few dashes of random programming skillz and a big heaping helping of a passion for technology. While at Google, I've bounced around from Product Support to Gmail to where I am now - Search Quality. I do have a personal blog, but I've got a few tweaks and some housecleaning to do before it's ready to be let loose into the wild.
A few of my other interests include sports, games, and music. And beer. I openly admit to being both a music snob and a beer snob. So in the spirit of spirits, I raise my pint glass and look forward to contributing to an already fantastic group.
Welcome guys and gals!