The Short Cutts: Matt Cutts SEO Videos With Quick Questions & Answers

theshortcuttsGoogle has published over 500 videos on the Webmaster Help YouTube Channel, most of those videos features Matt Cutts answering quick SEO related questions.

Sometimes you want the quick answer from Matt Cutts and sorting through hundreds of videos with the average length of two to five minutes can take a while. That is where The Short Cutts comes in! is a searchable directory of all videos Matt Cutts produced, with quick question and answers printed right under the video. You can search or browse the question and answer videos right on that page.

For example, this video is over four minutes long but summarizes it quickly as:

Question: Does Google use a set standard for manually removing webspam?

Answer: Yes

This is a useful and fun resource and this is exactly what Matt Cutts and Google means when they talk about creating value add on someone else’s content.

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  • Pano Kondoyiannis

    In google only Matt works haha

  • Suzanne Delzio

    Nice! And I can see Matt Cutts’ progressive graying!

  • Dj Campbell

    This is a nice set up!

  • DragonSearch

    This is the perfect example of evergreen content. The videos are already produced and stored. The site domain is on-keyword and direct. The benefit is lasting and the site is easily share-able. We’re bookmarking.

    – Jillian

  • Pat Grady

    I thought there were no shortcuts… on April 1, i hope it’s blanked out…

  • Jon Cline

    This is great! Thank you!

  • Matt McGee

    The caveat is that a lot of Matt’s answers have more nuance and sophistication than the simple Yes/No that the site provides. There aren’t many SEO questions that have simple Yes/No answers. :-)

  • olavnennig9kf

    my friend’s mom makes $71/hour on the internet. She has been fired from work for 8 months but last month her pay was $17649 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read more on  Ask25.c­om

  • Ash

    I think this is really cool. Sometimes it’s boring to read long articles or watch video with unnecessary speeches. So it’s great to get up to the mark answer.

  • Shobhit Saxena site is awesome. Matt Cutts at single place answering questions. What I like most is – we can filter the videos by the color of Matts’ shirts.. :-)

  • David Jones

    Yes this is definitely and awesome example of adding to someone else’s content. I loved the dinosaur one too lol

  • Philippe El Khechen

    Nice set up ! Where is the link for this 500 vidéos plz ?

  • Michael Martinez

    “There aren’t many SEO questions that have simple Yes/No answers.”




  • Link-Building

    This is a certainly a very useful resource and this is exactly what Matt Cutts and Google means when they talk about creating value to content

  • Ahmad Hariyanto

    Thanks for the recommendation link. I hope this can be very useful to me for SEO issues I was dealing with. From

  • Angela Adam

    Fantastic website. Lots of useful info here. I am sending it to several pals ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thank you for your effort!

  • Ash

    It was there. May be there was problem your network or firewall

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