How To Rank #1 In Google: The Best Of Matt Cutts 2012

    December 24, 2012
    Chris Crum
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Google’s Matt Cutts has been putting out Webmaster Help videos for years now, answering questions from webmasters who want to learn more about optimizing for Google search results. Sometimes these videos are really helpful. Sometimes, perhaps, not as much. Either way, you’re not going to get much better advice about what Google is looking for from sites than you’ll get from Google itself.

Following are some of the best Matt Cutts videos of 2012. Most are from the Webmaster Help videos, but there are a few others sprinkled in. You may have seen some or all of them. Maybe you’ll come across some you missed.

We’ll start with the best: this parody video of Cutts on how to rank #1 in Google:

The rest are real.

Did the last Google Dance come with update BART or Fritz? (A Google History Lesson)

How much time should I spend on meta tags, and which ones matter?

How will Google treat new TLDs?

Don’t block Googlebot from crawling JavaScript and CSS

Should I disallow Googlebot from crawling slower pages?

Matt Cutts At 2012 Korea Webmaster Conference

How does Google search work?

How effective is Google now at handling content supplied via Ajax?

How does Google view font replacement?

What happens if I link to a good page that later becomes spammy?

What should I do if my competitors are using webspam techniques?

A Hangout With Matt Cutts

What hardware and software powers Googlebot?

Is freshness an important signal for all sites?

What is Google’s view on guest blogging for links?

Does the use of schema.org markup create a ranking benefit?

Disavow Links

What is Google’s thinking about links from article marketing, widgets, etc?

If I haven’t been participating in link schemes, do I need to worry about my links?

Why doesn’t Google release an SEO quality check up calculator?

Are reconsideration requests read by real people?

Do human “quality raters” influence which sites are impacted by Panda?

Should I structure my site using subdomains or subdirectories?

Why does Google shut down products?

Should I keep a domain parked without content before I launch the website?

How does Google consider site-wide backlinks?

How will Google interpret links to URLs ending with a campaign tag?

How long does a reconsideration request take to process?

How many messages did Google send about unnatural links?

  • Alan

    How to rank N1 in google at end of 2012 – few real methods.

    1. Give money to matt cutts
    2. give money to google and join internet coalition.
    3. buy wikipedia.

  • Alan

    4. buy google or adwords
    5. adwords

    small/medium webmasters enjoying google broken serp at 2012, but it near not possibly to get any N1 ranking for them because of google pets coalition.

  • http://www.biovitalstats.com jobio

    yes its all adwords its the key nothing else….

  • http://2011Tax.org Steve

    There’s a parse error that I am getting instead of the video. But if its the one about getting links from porn sites, hilarious.

  • http://www.bestnaija.com/ Best Naija!

    I think I got hit by the last algo. What do I do?

  • http://AmericanDoorsInc.com Richard Cruz

    Google is going down like the little piss ant cowards that they are hiding behind their little computer. We are no longer on places were they said it was their mistake when we called them but they will not tell us what the mistake was and it’s 4 months later. We have lost a lot of business since then but that doesn’t seem to matter to Big Brother Google. we are putting all our concentration into bing now. Along the way we did everything Google which was not that easy to do and very time consuming considering what Google ask you to. they said it was a technical problem, the same thing happened to our competition but I haven’t seen that. I am now putting a curse on Google and hoping by years end Google will be cut in half.

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  • http://www.SoBeFurniture.com Sam Kay

    So…how did they make this happen?

  • http://www.seoleaders.co.uk Google SEO

    Hi There

    It’s lot more easier to rank on Google than ever before. If you are implementing strategies which Google has outlined in number of their articles, press releases and even audio’s and videos there are chances you will end up seeing your website climbing at the top.


    It is not going to happen, if your website has nothing to offer to searchers or it has a load of marketing content, If you provide customers with what they are searching and care less about Google and more about your customers and online searchers, chances are, you will be ranked.

    How many of you has ever thought of providing customers with “how to” information and answer to their queries, the one’s that have done are there! N1 or at top of Google results :)

    Have a good weekend Fella’s

    Luqman Qadir.