Matt Cutts Stars In Parody “Spam Around The World” Video

cutts-600 Matt Cutts has been the subject of a number of parody/comedy videos during his tenure as the chief of Google's webspam team, and the latest has him starring in a rap-style clip called "Spam Around The World." It's a collage of clips from past webmaster videos edited together into a short (1:43) video with a soundtrack reminiscent of Daft Punk (who had a song called "Around The World" a few years ago; heck, this might be the same song for all I know). Hats off to HighPosition.com for the video -- well done. And hats off to Matt C. for having a good sense of humor about all these video [...]


Part Two: If Google Was A Guy (Video)

if-google-was-a-guy Earlier this year, we covered two videos portraying what it would be like if Google, the search engine, was an actual real living being. Now, part two of the video from College Humor is out, where it mocks searchers, Google Doodles, Google Glass and even Bing. Note, there is some adult language used in the video. Here is the video: [...]


The Donkey Cutts SEO Game: Avoid Panda & Penguins

donkey-cutts-logo Google's head of search spam, Matt Cutts, is such a celebrity in the SEO community that one agency built a game for him named Donkey Cutts. The game works like Donkey Kong but replaces the objects based off of Google ranking signals. So you pick your character and then your goal is to reach the top of the game. You can increase your score by getting social signals, getting links and shares, and being white hat. You can lower your score by a Penguin or Panda hitting you, as well as getting involved in black hats. So go play Donkey Cutts. [...]


Two Videos Of What It Would Be Like If Google Was A Real Living Person

if-google-was-a-guy Google, as a search engine, is incredibly helpful to most of us. But what if Google was a real person? There are two video parodies that make fun of what a Google would be if it was a real guy. Note: Some of the language in the video might not be safe for work. College Humor released this video yesterday: CollegeHumor's Favorite Funny Videos Here is a video from 2008, yeah, five-years ago, on what Google would be like as a roommate: [...]


Latest Google Related Dilbert Pokes Fun At Google Engineers

207821.strip On Friday, Scott Adams's Dilbert published another Dilbert comic strip related to Google on Google Engineers. This one pokes fun on a stereotype that Google engineers are arrogant. As you can see from the comic, it plays heavily on how great Google engineers think of themselves. The comic starts with the employer saying: I hired an engineer from Google. He's so smart that he evolved into a life-form that exists as pure energy. The energy life-form (aka Google engineer) responds: Bow before my greatness, you pitiful humans! The employer explains: Sometimes he's a bit a [...]


Google’s Knowledge Graph Ready For Halloween With Fun Easter Eggs

google-halloween Mashable spotted some clever easter eggs from Google for the upcoming Halloween holiday. Google is utilizing the knowledge graph to provide fun answers to searches for [Ghost], [Witch], [Skeleton], [Grim Reaper]. For example, if you look at the knowledge graph for Witch, you will learn that to defeat them, you just need to throw a pail of water at them. While to defeat a Ghost, you need to call Peter Venkman and Ray Stantz, from the movie Ghostbusters. Here are screen shots of these Halloween easter eggs from Google. Can you find more? For more fun, check out th [...]


Funny Google Matt Cutts Mashup Video

It has been a long couple months for the search marketing community between the Penguin update, a Panda refresh, the link notifications and the parked domain bug - you guys need a laugh. Sam Applegate put together a hysterical parody video of Matt Cutts talking about how to achieve number one ranking in Google. The video takes dozens of the videos Matt put together from the YouTube channel and mashes them into a video I think you all will appreciate. Here is the video: [...]


Google’s Gags Go Worldwide For April Fool’s Day 2012

google-racing It was right about this time last year when we gave Google the winner's trophy for a series of gags that put all others to shame. We could do the same again right now, because Google has tried to top itself with another round of April Fool's Day jokes that pretty well span the globe of Google's international properties. Below is a recap of Google's (and a few others) pranks, and we'll do our best to update this as the day goes along. Google Racing: Self-Driving Cars Hit NASCAR The main joke at the moment is Google's "announcement" of a partnership with NASCAR called Google Racing, which b [...]


New Dilbert Comic Mocks Google Employee 20% Time

A new Dilbert cartoon makes fun of the Google employee 20% time to work on whatever they want. As many of you know, Google has a policy to let their engineers spend 20% of their time work on anything they want. Products like AdSense came from it. But is the 20% time really all that great? The Dilbert cartoon pokes fun that although Googlers do have 20% time, they also on average work 60-plus hours per week. This is not the first time Google was featured in Dilbert, here are some of the other times: Dilbert Cartoon: Caught For Paid Links On Google Dilbert Cartoon Says "No" To [...]


Video: Google Translate Beatbox

The web is buzzing about how you can use Google Translate to make a neat beatbox. This came via Reddit and all you need to do is go to Google Translate, set the settings to translate from German and to German. Then copy and paste the following text and hit "listen." pv zk pv pv zk pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk pzk pzk pvzkpkzvpvzk kkkkkk bsch Here is a video demo of the beatbox in action: eekosystem noted that HackerNews documented a rudiment/instrument notation guide for Google Translate. Here it is: zk = suspended cymbal bschk = snare pv = brush bk = bass tk = flam1 [...]


Transcript: Stephen Colbert Interviews Google’s Eric Schmidt On The Colbert Report

Last night, The Colbert Report featured Stephen Colbert interviewing Google's CEO Eric Schmidt. Colbert got in some expected digs (four years to decide they didn't like Chinese laws?), jokingly asks when the computer algorithm will take over and touches on some serious issues, such as how much Google remembers. Schmidt, I'd say, held his own pretty well and dodges a question on whether there's anything about him that he wouldn't want found on Google. A transcript of the interview is below, with the video of the exchange after that. Colbert: My guest tonight is the CEO of Google. At [...]


Google, The Movie?

Deadline New York reports Google might make it to the movie screen. Deadline said Groundswell Productions and producer John Morris are attempting to acquire movie rights to the book "Googled: The End of the World As We Know it." The film will be about Google's co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, rise to riches and fame. London's Groundswell Productions said: It's about these two young guys who created a company that changed the world, and how the world in turn changed them. The heart of the movie is their wonderful edict, don't be evil. At a certain point in the evolution of a c [...]


Google Analytics Adds “Please God, Tell Me What To Do” Feature

Google Analytics announced a new and powerful feature today, leveraging the company's investment in the recently released Google Intelligence analysis and alert system.  The new function is called "Please God, tell me what to do" (PGTMWTD), and allows users single-click access to a report showing web site owners exactly what to do on their web site to double their revenue. PGTMWTD also releases another groundbreaking feature in Google's paid analytics software, Urchin.  In this paid version, you can click each tactic to see wireframes and comps of completed pages, showing you exactly how [...]


Video: Does Google Own Us?

Here is a short but very well-done video on how much Google knows about us, possibly implying that Google owns their users. Clearly, this topic is not new, but the video was really well done. The video is from the show "Hungry Beast" that airs in Australia on the ABC, 9PM Wednesdays. For more information on the show, see abc.net.au/hungrybeast. Hat tip to Digital Inspiration and Andrew Vande Moere. [...]


Google’s New Years Countdown Via I’m Feeling Lucky

Google has a fun little search easter egg for the new year. If you go to Google, make sure the search box is empty and click on the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button, you will see large numbers counting down under the search box. It is a countdown to new years, which is 1521557 seconds or about 17 days away. Here is a video I posted of the countdown: Other blogs like Google Blogoscoped covered this as well. [...]


Funny: “Googling With Bing”

Monday's can be rough for many people, so I thought I share with you a funny video named "Googling with Bing." It basically is a Bing commercial, but they replace the word "search" with "Google." See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor. Hat tip to TechCrunch for spotting this. [...]


The Google Logos Video

I thought I share with you a video from Appappeal.com, named "Just Google." The song was created by Lex Friedman and Seth Brown. Here is the video/song: [...]


License, Insurance, Registration & Google ID: Cop Tickets Google StreetView Car

Valleywag reported that the driver of a Google StreetView car was captured on Flickr being ticketed by a police officer. The picture was taken in San Francisco by Damian Spain. I just can't stop laughing about the "privacy" violation here. StreetView has come under fire for capturing images that some feel invade privacy. Heck, there's even an image on Google StreetView of someone getting a traffic ticket. Now someone captures a StreetView car getting ticketed. Wouldn't it be even funnier if a different StreetView car captured this and placed it on Google Maps? [...]


Google On Centerfold Of Marie Claire

Nathan Weinberg reports Google has made it big in fashion, by being the centerfold of the Marie Claire magazine. The 12 page piece was named Fashion for Work at the Google Headquarters and highlighted model Britni Standwood throughout the Googleplex. You can scan these pictures of Standwood on Google's roof, in a Google sleep pod, on a Google scooter, in the Google swimming pool, and more over here. Plus there is a piece on The Women of Google, featuring: Megan Smith, vice president of new business development Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Google's vice president of Asia-Pacific & Latin Americ [...]


Google Walks Down Fashion Avenue: The Oogle Sari

Saptarshi Roy Chaudhury wrote about a design in Satya Paul's latest collection named "Oogle sari." As you can see above, it looks like a sari made up of the Google web search results. I don't know much about clothing design, but when Google makes it to a designer's line, I think maybe we have become too obsessed with Google! If you look closely at the design, the URL in the browser address field is http://shop.satyapaul.com, for the Satya Paul online store. I went over to try and find the Oogle Sari for sale, but I couldn't find it listed. I tried a few site-specific searches [...]


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