By now, I am sure many of you heard the news that Vanessa Fox, the face behind Google Webmaster Central, is leaving Google for Zillow. If you haven't read the various blog posts from the search community on the news, you can via Techmeme, or here is a brief listing for you:
- Search Engine Watch Blog
- Search Engine Land
- Web Metrics Guru
- Marketing Pilgrim
- Matt Cutts
Vanessa has done a ton for the SEO and Webmaster community. I know she had a team behind her, and she stressed that before her announcement with Expanding the webmaster central team at Webmaster Central Blog. We also covered it before over here. Is Vanessa replaceable? Nah. But can someone come in and be as helpful and useful towards the Webmasters cause? I think so.
I wanted to publicly thank Vanessa for all her work bridging the Webmaster community with Google. I also wanted to wish Vanessa the best of luck and success at Zillow. We are all backing you!