• http://www.seroundtable.com rustybrick

    I love these types of posts, nice job!

  • http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/ Matt Cutts

    Danny, thanks for posting this. Too often I’m just a security blanket for webmasters–nice to have around, but not really necessary. :)

    I’m excited that we’ve got so many different Googlers who do a great job on communication, but we should be trying to get even more.

  • http://www.firstpagefitness.com Everett

    They give scholarships for field hockey? Can I get one for underwater basket weaving too? LOL, just giving Maile a hard time. Dig the wig!

  • http://webjive.blogspot.com webjive81

    Great post!

    Thanks for introducing us to Google’s web search starting lineup!

  • http://www.searchmarketpro.com evilgreenmonkey

    I have to admit that I had a bit of a crush on Amanda at San Jose. mmm… never post comments on blogs after a Friday night down the pub.

  • http://www.luckylester.com Lucky Lester

    Nice work on the site and great post by the way. It is nice to know that we have alternatives to Matt to go to for answers. And hey… even better when they look like these gals – humminah humminah! Sorry about that but boys will be boys!

  • http://www.adammoro.com/ Adam Moro

    Great post! I was there when Matt Cutts was being swarmed and have to say I didn’t even realize Vanessa Fox was just on the other side. I don’t know Vanessa and by no means do I think I’m in any position to judge her but when I asked her some questions at the “Site Structure for Crawlability” session she seemed too busy (and no one was swarming her). The reason I’m posting this is to clarify that not everyone “swarming” Matt are “Cuttlets”/groupies but people just trying to gain some clarity on search engines. “Search” is a pretty big industry isn’t it Danny? To be honest, I saw you sitting there next to Matt and can’t believe I didn’t take that opportunity to ask you some questions. I’m new to search and that was the first conference I’d been to so I didn’t want to take the risk of possibly wasting my time with someone who may not have the same charisma as Matt. I’m not implying that you (or Vanessa) are less willing to answer questions. I’m just not going to miss out speaking to someone I know will.

  • http://search-engines-web.com/ இ Search Engines WEB

    One major problem is that the ‘answers’ are almost always very predictable and ‘safe’.

    The redundant themes have been reiterated virtually every SEO blog or forum.

    No one is going to share hi-tech algo secrets because of fear of Google’s legal staff.

    The Google speakers highlighted above are t basically Evangelists, marketing or Tools oriented specialists.

    REAL insight can be attained directly from the Search Quality Engineers (those who create and give the go ahead to program new SERPs algos) – But, they are just not that gregarious, or too insulated from the public. :-?

  • http://www.seobrains.info seobrains

    This post is just one of the reasons I’m really looking forward to search engine land.

  • wendigo

    Hey there!
    Yes a great set of posts BUT I thought somebody better cheer on the other “male” googlers seeing as how many are going google gah gah ovah da ladies! ha! Anyway not to worry up here in Muskoka in northern Ontario Canada we appreciate one and all :)). On a more serious note this site is going to be great for folks like me. Travelling to these SEO gatherings is just not possible but your site and the googlin tools and help will fill the void. Good Luck and many thanks for all I have learned from you now and in the future.

  • http://www.wolf-howl.com graywolf

    I think what we need is some sort of tie in, maybe a bunch of t-shirts that say “I’m here with Matt Cutts”

  • http://searchenginetigers.com Simon Heseltine

    It’s a shame that Barry’s contest contest is over, otherwise he could have tied it in with this post, and done a “first person to get pictures of themselves with the 8 alternatives to Matt Cutts” contest (presumably while holding a rustybrick sign or some such thing)

  • http://www.blogryan.com ryanmccoy

    Great post! Nice to meet some of the other Googlers. With the growing number of Cuttletts it is hard to get an answer from the man. Now we have some other people to look to.

  • http://www.luckylester.com Lucky Lester

    If people who follow Matt Cutts around are called Cuttletts what are we going to call us poor guys who follow Amanda around – Campers? Of course Vanessa is an easy one to come up with – Fox Hounds but what about Maile Ohye, hers might be a little tougher, how about Ohye’s Oi vey’s? Sorry Google guys but I don’t have any for you.

  • http://www.shawnhogan.com/ digitalpoint

    I think it might have worked because I saw people following Adam around like little Cuttlets on numerous occasions. I guess they are Lasniks…

  • http://www.seotrends.in SolutionPoint

    These guys make sure Google have less competitors! I still believe there should be a couple of more serious players in this vertical.

  • http://www.uniquedogclothing.com/ Dog-Clothing

    Thanks for the introduction. Any links to these guys’ blogs (if they have one)?

  • http://seoroi.com SEO ROI

    I’m fascinated by Adam Lasnik’s musical talents. And it’s cool he started a singing telegram biz … maybe he should pioneer Google music search?