Marketers Answer, “Would You Hire Matt Cutts” Away From Google?

Shoemoney has an excellent post where he asks different marketers, Would You Hire Matt Cutts? based Matt’s recent post suggesting it might not be long before he moves on from Google. So what did the marketers say? Not surprisingly, they would all love to hire Matt.

Kris Jones the CEO of Pepperjamsearch offered $250k plus profit sharing and stock, Patrick Gavin the CEO of Text Link Ads offered $500k, Greg Hartnett of Best Of The Web offered $200k, Christine Kim offered $150k, Rand Fishkin of SEOMOZ said he would hire him but did not say how much, Jason Calacanis Former CEO Weblogs INC & AOL Exec was very candid with his response, Neil Patel the CEO of ACS Web Consulting offered 200k, Aaron Wall of SEOBook would love to hire him but is realistic about not being able to afford him. Now, when Shoe asked Danny Sullivan, he said he would hire him but explained that no one would be hiring Matt because he would do his own thing if given the opportunity. I am with Shoe, I think he would be an excellent politician.

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  • http://sethf.com/ Seth Finkelstein

    Not to rain on the parade, but what marketer is ever going to say something like “No, I wouldn’t hire him”?

    Especially while he still works at Google!

  • http://seo-theory.blogspot.com/ Michael Martinez

    I wouldn’t hire him. How could I possibly work with someone who knows more about the way Google does things than any SEO on the planet? The conversations would consist of:

    Matt, does Google do X?”

    “Michael, my non-disclosure runs out in 3 years but even then I would not want to ruin the results of what I feel is the best search engine in the universe.”

    “Matt, I don’t want to ruin the results. I want to improve them.”

    “For yourself.”

    “And your point is?”

  • http://www.seroundtable.com rustybrick

    I can’t have fun. ;-)

    I really enjoyed Shoe’s post…

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

    All of these SEO companies can make the offers to pay Matt these really high salaries but I think I can safely say that the gambling and or porn industries would easily top any offer. What do you say Matt wanna job with some perks? I promise the wife need know nothing ;)

  • http://www.topranksearch.com David

    Were I able to afford it YES! Business would get better for sure.

    Why leave Google though? I’m gradually getting through the cool wearables at the Google Store – nice products

  • http://www.chinasearchmarketingtour.com David Temple

    John Furrier also offered Matt a job on his blog.

    “Matt: as the CEO of PodTech there is a job here for you :-) – Just drop me an email. The Cutts Show would be a winner!”

  • http://www.receptional.com Receptional

    I doubt that Matt would “work” for anyone after this. He may work WITH some people, but frankly the rules will be more or less his.

    $250K certainly wouldn’t do it, let’s be honest with ourselves :)

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