I've struggled for a while, trying to figure out how to write this. So long, in fact, that I intended to publish this yesterday but kept stalling. So I'll keep it short and sweet.

I recently left Yahoo to go to work for Google.

In a strange twist, Matt Cutts (who we'd been recruiting forever) recently decided to leave Google and come to Yahoo.

What were the odds of that?

There's a lot more I want to say about this (all the memories and great people left behind), but it'll all happen in good time. Some things are best said after having some time for reflection first.

Anyway, to lessen the confusion (or maybe increase it), I'll be blogging on his site from now on and he'll be here.

Posted by jzawodn at April 01, 2006 12:32 AM

Reader Comments
# Michael Moncur said:

Robert Scoble's apparently moving to Google too. I'm afraid I heard a rumor he's your new boss.

on April 1, 2006 01:01 AM
# Krishna Srinivasan said:

Lame ass April Fools prank I'm sure :-)

on April 1, 2006 02:13 AM
# Quicksilver said:

You had me fooled for a microsecond

on April 1, 2006 03:33 AM
# George said:

You had me there for a sec.

Hey, when are you going to post your diet secrets?

on April 1, 2006 05:14 AM
# Steve Foster said:

Funny, nice try. Now tell us about your new plane!

on April 1, 2006 05:45 AM
# Dan Isaacs said:

That got my heart rate up for a second.

on April 1, 2006 07:24 AM
# Alan said:

Good Luck...:)

on April 1, 2006 07:47 AM
# Rodrigo A. SEPULVEDA SCHULZ said:

Too bad today is April 1st... could have been funny having everyone at Microsoft start using Google as their favourite search engine :)

on April 1, 2006 07:54 AM
# Timothy Li said:

Oh no! there goes my mentor from Yahoo =(

had to wait for two whole months for Bradley to introduce me...

on April 1, 2006 08:11 AM
# alan herrell - the head lemur said:
on April 1, 2006 08:52 AM
# pmp said:

Good one. I actually checked backyard.

on April 1, 2006 09:35 AM
# Wally Punsapy said:

Cool, same here. I'll see ya in Mtn View. When's your start date?

on April 1, 2006 12:23 PM
# WebMetricsGuru said:

I was actually fooled also for 2 microseconds - but then I remembered what day it is. Good prank! Very creative.

on April 1, 2006 05:43 PM
# kp said:

> Posted by jzawodn at April 01, 2006 12:32 AM

Nice try :)

on April 1, 2006 06:21 PM
# Alin said:

heh...nice try both of you...kinda obvious, but not bad

on April 1, 2006 10:13 PM
# Cyanbane said:

MC: You are sure nobody's follow' us?
JZ: As I told you, it would be absolutely, totally, and in all other ways inconceivable. No one from G knows what we've done, and no one at Y! could have gotten here so fast. - Out of curiosity, why do you ask?
MC: No reason. It's only... I just happened to look behind us and something is there.
JZ: What? Probably some local fisherman, out for a pleasure cruise, at night... in... eel-infested waters...

on April 1, 2006 11:08 PM
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on April 2, 2006 01:15 AM
# Kickurass said:

You purple suckers

on April 3, 2006 10:30 AM
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