because I’ve been part of Google’s frontline webmaster support since 2006.
To lend that statement some context, you might want to check out the following links:
Google TC Summit, San Jose - 2013
Great, now we've established my credentials let me tell you a little more about my long-term relationship with Google. Unless, of course you don't feel like reading, in which case you can just go ahead and...
Google, Boulder Office - 2014
Google, Chicago Office - 2014
Google TC Summit - 2015
Still here? Not convinced yet, eh?
OK, so let me answer the one question I get asked more than any other: "Does my long-term relationship with Google give me access to The Secret Sauce?"
In a word: "NO" absolutely not. Anyone who claims to have access to Google's secret sauce had better be Larry Page, Sergey Brin, or one of maybe half a dozen high-level Google employees... otherwise they're liars.
What my lengthy association with the search-giant does give me is an unrivalled insight into the way Google works, and into its evolution over the better part of a decade. As I've said before: "I know Google..." probably better than most outsiders ever will.
You're here because your website needs help...
Google Zürich - 2014
Google TC Summit - 2013
Google Mountain View - 2015