For those who don’t know, Matt Cutts is the fearless leader of Google’s Webspam team. It’s Matt’s job to solve issues with search engine optimization to improve search quality.
In short, he weeds out shady SEO tactics that game Google’s algorithm. Matt hunts spam. Matt kills spam.
Matt Cutts is good at his job – maybe too good. He’s always uncovering spammy tactics, warning SEOs, handing out penalties, and fighting irrelevant content right out of the search results.
If Matt does his job right, though, he’ll work himself into unemployment. The end goal is that all spam disappears from the web, right? Well, if there’s no webspam, then what use is a webspam team to Google? What will Matt Cutts do?
Don’t worry, Matt. We’ve got you covered. After careful consideration, we came up with four possible careers that are right in your wheelhouse.
Matt Cutts would make an ideal coroner. He loves digging deep into complex issues such as link farming systems, or the human anatomy. More importantly, Cutts enjoys publicly declaring things dead, such as guest posting. As a coroner, Matt can do what he loves in a totally new environment!
Matt has spent the best years of his life looking for seedy, fast-replicating systems in the darkest corners of the world (wide web) and eliminating them. Once that task is finished, the pest control industry is an obvious choice for Matt’s next move. Sure, he might have to start off as a lowly pesticide tech, but before you know it, he’ll be leading the roachspam team at Orkin.
Matt loves every citizen of the animal kingdom. From giant pandas to stoic penguins, even down to the tiniest hummingbird, Cutts is a friend to all creatures. When the fight is over, and web spam is extinct, Matt should consider a career in zoology. Stay close to your furry and feathered friends, Mr. Cutts. That way, you can tend to them, feed them, and occasionally update them to return more relevant results.
Tour Guide at the Spam Museum
Spam may go, but it will not be forgotten. Matt would feel right at home in the SPAM Museum in Austin, TX. There’s nobody on Earth that knows more about spam than Cutts. Should he be willing to share that knowledge, he’d make a delightful tour guide.
What will Mr. Cutts do?
Matt Cutts is a bright guy. He could easily choose a career in his field, go back to being a software engineer, or spend his days educating neophyte search marketers about great content. But where’s the challenge in that? If you have any suggestions, let us know, and we’ll pass them along to Matt.