Google’s Matt Cutts Inducted Into University of Kentucky’s Hall Of Fame

Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, a name familiar to most of the readers here, was inducted into University of Kentucky’s Arts and Sciences Hall Of Fame last Friday. This was reported in the Kentucky Kernel.

The article explains that Matt Cutts attended the University of Kentucky while working for the Department of Defense as part of the university’s co-operative program. During that time, he became very interested in information retrieval and search engines and became one of Google’s first 100 employees.

On Friday, Matt Cutts visited the University’s Student Center to talk to the community there about his achievements. He spoke about search, search spam, linkage topics and many other details when it comes to how Google and search engines work.

Matt Cutts was among four to be inducted into the hall of fame on Friday with James C. Duff, Susan Abbott-Jamieson and Louis Swift. He also joins the current 30 alumni and 6 emeritus faculty Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame members.

Matt told us that is was nice to visit his old campus and take his wife around, including visiting Ale8 to try their sorbet.

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  • Jim Banks

    Congratulations Matt. From pizza delivery man at Pubcon, keynote speaker and a hall of famer, what a week!

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