You could subtitle this: If Matt Cutts is going to attend, would you even bother making las vegas hotel reservations to attend PubCon?
[insert classic Bronx raspberry here]
My answer: Absolutely not!
To me that’s kind of a “Duh Moment”. Matt Cutts may be a decent enough guy (I honestly don’t know one way or the other) but let’s face it, because of his position at Google, when it comes to things like web promotion and topics like link buying being discussed among proponents.. he’s pretty much the enemy.
Even though Jon Henshaw’s post was pretty much intended as humorous, it’s still very much on point. Somebody like Matt Cutts showing up at PubCon is definitely going to be like throwing a cold soggy dishrag on the main course at a state dinner. Nobody with any sense at all is going to have anything valuable to say about the business of link buying while they know he’s in the room.
I realize that it wouldn’t exactly be difficult for Mr. Cutts to find out what was said at the event. He is, after all, in the business of staying informed about such things in his quest to nuke linking practices that he and Google have declared wrong.
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