Udi Manber, Former Search Quality VP, Leaving Google

Feb 11, 2015 • 8:05 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google News & Finances

Google Udi ManberUdi Manber is leaving Google after joining the company back in 2006 and becoming Google's vice president of search quality. He has written for Google about search quality in the past and was fundamentally involved in the caffeine update.

He helped start A9, Amazon's unsuccessful search engine prior to joining Google.

The Wall Street Journal reports he is leaving Google to join the National Institutes of Health. He told them, "I had a wonderful nine years at Google and YouTube, but I could not resist the amazing opportunities at NIH." Adding, "Improving access to medical knowledge can have a big impact. I hope to help."

Udi became the the man responsible for all of search products back in October 2010 and then in October 2014 he was the VP of engineering at YouTube.

Matt Cutts, the currently on leave search quality lead, responded about his personality and contributions on Twitter:

It just seems a lot of people are leaving Google's search team in the past couple years - of course, people are getting older and new people are taking the helm.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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