Google's Matt Cutts Stops By WebmasterWorld After Three Years Of Silence

Feb 21, 2014 • 8:36 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

Google's Matt Cutts WebmasterWorldThe last time Matt Cutts of Google posted something at WebmasterWorld was over three years ago on January 4, 2011. He broke his silence there yesterday posting in a private member-only WebmasterWorld thread.

Why does this matter? I am not sure but he was the infamous GoogleGuy at WebmasterWorld for years and years. Not posting there, which was like a home to Cutts, for three years, is a pretty long time. Of course, Matt is busy helping webmasters at a larger scale with his videos and blog posts.

What did Matt post? I won't share all the details of the thread exactly, since it is a private thread. But I will say a large site (which was unnamed) accidentally blocked themselves with a robots.txt file and was looking for ways to get reindexed quickly. Matt suggested to use the Fetch as Googlebot feature to expedite things.

Here is a screen cap of what Matt wrote:

matt cutts webmasterworld post

So the tip is useful in that we know Fetch as GoogleBot can expedite some indexing.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Touch.

02/22/2014 02:15 pm

Fetch as Googlebot has been the fastest way to get a new post indexed for a while now, I always fetch on meta updates or new posts with the results generally showing up instantly.

Marty

02/23/2014 10:38 am

Good job Mat was on hand to answer such an indepth question, shame he ignores all the important questions only he can answer ..

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