ericenge - 1:34 pm on Jul 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
Planet13 - I agree, you don't need Matt Cutts (or me!) to tell you how to do marketing. More what I was trying to do in the interview is get some clear statements from Matt on strategies for link building that are not in Google's cross hairs.
There has always been a gap between Google's philosophy about what it wants webmasters to do, and what it can enforce. While this gap has been closing in the past 2 years, there is still a gap, but knowing what they would like to see can also inform the publishing community about the types of practices Google might go after in the future.
Robert - regarding the John Mueller comments on NoFollow-ing guest post links, I don't think this applies to simple attribution links for guest posts on high authority sites (note emphasis on high authority). I will try to reach John Mueller to ask him about that!