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28th December 2007

The Google Webmaster Help(ing) Googlers

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Today I’ve been inundated with “Best of 2007SEO, SEM, and Search blogs and sites lists. Amazingly the only mention Google got was for their Webmaster Central Blog, a quality one at that, but there is so much more information out there that Google offers us lowly webmasters. One of the best kept secrets in the webmastering and SEO community is the Google Webmaster Help Group which is part of Google’s thriving and growing Google Webmaster Center. Unlike some much lesser but more popular forums site specific help is available and almost required to get the most information. The discussion on the group is not a matter of theoretical discussion but actual practical application. Almost daily (sometimes more, sometimes less) you will see input from actual Google employees and not mere speculation on all aspects of webmasters’ concerns and Google. Google employees can be easily spotted in the discussion by the little blue Blue G by their name.

With that being said, most people don’t have enough time to religiously follow the discussion group for the most important nuggets of knowledge and I could not find a central location that catalogued their contributions. The following is a list of the Googlers that regularly post on the help group, a link to their profile so you can find their latest posts. I’m sorry if I missed anyone, If I did please let me know.

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There are currently 12 responses to “The Google Webmaster Help(ing) Googlers”

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  1. 1 MyAvatars 0.2 On December 28th, 2007, JohnMu said:

    Thanks for the props :-).

    It takes more than a few posts by us though, the community really thrives because of constant help given by regulars like you, who take the official information and fill in the question-marks that so many webmasters have (and will continue to have).

  2. 2 MyAvatars 0.2 On December 28th, 2007, John Honeck "JLH" said:

    No, thank you John and your co-workers. It’s been more than a “few posts” it’s been 1837 by my count of ‘official’ posts, answers, and information given by Googlers. By far the greatest concentration available out there that I am aware of.

    Adam Lasnik (423)
    Amanda Camp (2)
    Andrey Stroilov (3)
    Berghausen “Bergy” (26)
    Evan T (2)
    Google Employee (325)
    Jessica W. (1)
    John Mueller (118)
    Jonathan Simon (300)
    Maile Ohye (87)
    Matt Cutts (10)
    Matt D (11)
    Nathan Johns (10)
    Nelson (3)
    Patrick (13)
    Reid (1)
    Riona MacNamara (5)
    sahala (4)
    Susan Moskwa (194)
    Thu Tu (68)
    Vanessa Fox (181)
    Wysz (50)
    Total (1837)

  3. 3 MyAvatars 0.2 On December 28th, 2007, Forrest said:

    It’s true; Google provides us with a wealth of data, if we only choose to use it. But it seems like taking the information about what works and what doesn’t - and the whole range of in between - and applying that to improve your own blog is like low hanging fruit.

  4. 4 MyAvatars 0.2 On December 28th, 2007, Matt Cutts said:

    Wow, 1837 posts that soon? That will probably eclipse the GoogleGuy comment count on WebmasterWorld sometime in 2008.

  5. 5 MyAvatars 0.2 On December 28th, 2007, John Honeck "JLH" said:

    Matt, I didn’t mean to slight GoogleGuy’s efforts at WMW at all, I hope it wasn’t perceived that way. I was speaking more of recent activity.

    For the record, GoogleGuy is at 2880 posts, with the last one being over three months ago, for a total of two in 2007.

  6. 6 MyAvatars 0.2 On December 29th, 2007, Matt Cutts said:

    I don’t think I said it well. Personally, I think it’s amazing/cool/great that many different Googlers are contributing on the webmaster help group and catching up with GoogleGuy. It’s much better when lots of people are chiming in. And it’s better still when lots of people other than Googlers are discussing things in the group. :)

  7. 7 MyAvatars 0.2 On December 29th, 2007, Phil Payne said:

    Now if only we can work these numbers into their annual incentives …

  8. 8 MyAvatars 0.2 On January 8th, 2008, John Honeck "JLH" said:

    Updated the list today with the addition of yet another Googler, Mariya. A big welcome to my Big List.

    Literally 10s of people have used this list.

  9. 9 MyAvatars 0.2 On January 11th, 2008, Frequently Asked Questions said:

    [...] Googlers were kind enough to give us some Frequently Asked Questions documentation in the Google Webmaster [...]

  10. 10 MyAvatars 0.2 On January 29th, 2008, Aaron Pratt said:

    I keep an eye on all John Mueller says. ;)

  11. 11 MyAvatars 0.2 On March 31st, 2008, John Honeck "JLH" said:

    Updated the list today to include Rebecca of Dublin.

  12. 12 MyAvatars 0.2 On May 20th, 2008, New Googler Spotted | JLH Design Blog said:

    [...] a new Googler (new to me) helping out in GWHG. Everyone welcome Chark to the fray. The list of Google Help(ers) has been updated as [...]

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