Googlers Working on Christmas in 2008

Dec 26, 2008 • 7:53 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Like last year and the year before that, this year, we have Googlers responding to questions in the help forums.

Googler, JohnMu, like last year, came in and responded to at least one thread, likely more. In a Google Webmaster Help thread John tried to help a webmaster deal with temporary down time. He gave the following advice:

Instead of returning a default website when an error occurs, it's much better to let us know that it's a temporary issue (result code 503). That way, we'll know not to look at the content and to try again later.

In addition, Matt Cutts also joined in on a Merry Xmas thread, late last night saying, "luzie, thanks for the welcome. :)"

There were plenty of other Googlers, and likely other search reps at other companies working or participating in company events, on Christmas. I just wanted to document a few.

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12/26/2008 02:49 pm

What about the Google help groups that have been on Xmas vacation for over one month? It really is a joke...

James Poole

12/27/2008 08:37 pm

OMG! Matt cutts actually wrote on a thread!! jesus guys come on stop kissing so much arse

Barry Schwartz

12/28/2008 12:27 am

James, please see above. I have noted other Googlers and noted this every Christmas for the past 3 years.

diarmuid ryan

12/29/2008 10:47 am

plenty of people need to work xmas day and as it is i'm sure they were workin from home after a couple glasses wine and beers just like the rest of us

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