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Google Guy autograph

famous moniker spotted on the net!

     
12:05 pm on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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www.internet-advertising-marketing-manual.com/pagerank.htm look at the facsimile near the top of the page. It is signed by Lawrence Page, Sergey Brin and Craig Silverstein, but look at the bottom, it has also been autographed by the legendary guy (or gal) him/her self...
12:09 pm on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Nice find ginga :)

Just adds more to the mystery that is Google Guy!

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12:09 pm on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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sure it doesnt say doogle buy? ;)
12:12 pm on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I read it as Doodle duy :-)
12:13 pm on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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probably brotherhood :) Or doodle bug?

Anyone know any calligraphists?

2:48 pm on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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uhh oh.. this means google guy is in with the gang that founded google.. he is a "suit" around googleplex... dialin in from his 60 room palace overlooking the ocean.. good for him...
6:59 pm on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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GoogleGuy is the "Alan Greenspan" of the search engine world. When he speaks we all listen!
3:13 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Assuming that there is no one at Googleplex with the name "Google Guy" on their birth certificate. I can picture the three real signatories putting their names on this document and then realizing as an afterthought that they needed the name "Google Guy" on it to make it official to all the folks here at WebmasterWorld. The one who signs it would be the one who spends his time on these boards. So whos signature does "& Google Guy" most resemble? I vote Sergey Brin.
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>this means google guy is in with the gang that founded google

Our Googleguy in a post here once mentioned doing coding, so unless he lied he is a programmer. While possible, I'd be surprised if the suits that founded Google still dabble in coding at this stage. Not to mention, I find it hard to imagine one of the founders of Google wasting their time at WebmasterWorld. For a programmer it makes sense to be here. If the algo has serious problems, some people here are bound to spot it and post about it.

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yes, but he's a high up coder - I remember reading something like "I'll get some ops people to look into that"

Now if I ask my sys admin to look into something, he's usually out eating a kebab or something, so this (wo)man holds sway over uber-techies, ergo he's a suit (even if he wears sneakers and a tshirt)

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Apparently this writer didn't think Googleguy was important enough to mention:

"When I met Sergey Brin, Lawrence Page, and Craig Silverstein I asked them to sign my copy of the first page of this report, which hangs on my wall. I wouldn't trade this for a copy of Sgt Peppers signed by all the Beatles. This paper, and what is known as PageRank, revolutionized the search industry."

My guess is that he got that signed at some meeting where all the 3 mentioned above were at, along with GoogleGuy. GoogleGuy may not want his name known publicly. Thus, that is how he identified himself and signed that.

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...and so the site's owner was sworn to secrecy on pain of a permanent PR0?

Marvellous, another conspiracy theory :D

6:00 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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> Apparently this writer didn't think Googleguy was important enough to mention

> "I wouldn't trade this for a copy of Sgt Peppers signed by all the Beatles."

So now we know for sure who GoogleGuy is. He's Ringo!

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More likely the 5th Beatle
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>> I find it hard to imagine one of the founders of Google wasting their time at WebmasterWorld

i didn't think anyone *wasted* their time at webmasterworld

2:01 am on Mar 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Jim Boykin knows who Google Guy is.

Google Guy is Craig Silverstein

Why?
well it says " by Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page " with "& Craig Silverstein" after that. And thats why it says "& GoogleGuy"

Also this is a close up of the signatures:
[internet-advertising-marketing-manual.com...]

There were only 3 people at that meeting. It must be one of them and thats my guess. Also Craig is Director of Technology at google, and to me that is a perfect position for someone who browses at webmasterworld. He has the means - he's a "director" high-ranking-do-what-he-wants type of guy, and the motive - to decide on technology to be used at google. I'm sure he gets heaps of ideas from webmaster world.

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I wouldn't trade this for a copy of Sgt Peppers signed by all the Beatles.

hmmm, my neighbor actually has an album signed by all the Beatles. Not Peppers but just the same... I believe I'd rather have the album. No offense GoogleGuy.

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What makes you all think there can only be one person calling himself GoogleGuy at any given time or place?

I know I'd call anyone working for Google visiting my birthday party GoogleGuy.

1:28 pm on Mar 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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[google.com...]

Exposed.

Let's hope this makes those making decisions which effect countless people's livelihoods take greater responsibility for their actions.

2:35 pm on Mar 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone else notice that the person right above Craig is the only Googler to have the title "Google Fellow"? Urs Hölzle may be the mysterious Google Guy.
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IMO, Google Guy's initials Are DK. I am almost certain of this. Beyond that, I will not say more.

Clue: think, and think hard about who could possibly be designated to speak for Google.

:-)

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You guys are going crazy. I know the person that has this autograph and it is not Google Guy's signature. Calm down, and if it was who cares?
6:15 pm on Mar 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I am Jim Boykin, the guy with the page that shows my autograph of GoogleGuy.

Here is the story....
Last August when I went to the Search Engine Conference in San Jose I brought the first page to "The Anatomy of A Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine" hoping to get some autographs.

I was lucky eneough to run into Matt Cutts and I asked him if he could get Sergey and Lawerence to sign this paper for me....Later at the Google Dance Party, Matt handed me the paper with Sergey, Lawrence, Craig Silverstein, AND GoogleGuys autograph on it.

Matt then introduced me to Sergey and Lawrence which is where I got my pictures of them from....

I have never met GoogleGuy (at least that I know of)- but I do know one secret about googleguy ;) - can't give away all I know ;) - (I don't think it's matt if you were wondering - I also don't think it's the other person that people think it is...but in the end, I don't know myself). I'm just happy that GoogleGuy Graces the presence of this forum every now and then. I'll take that and be happy.

Yes, this is GoogleGuys autograph, but it was not signed while I was there, and I do hang it proudly on my wall:)

I don't mention GoogleGuy on that web page because only die-hard SEO's like those of us here at WebmasterWorld have any idea what "GoogleGuy" means ;)

I have no inside influence or contact, I'm only a fan.

See you all in Boston!
Jim
PS...on a personal note to someone...sorry charlie ;)

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It would not surprise me at all if the Google top brass toyed around here at WebMasterWorld. When I was a young feller I worked at a large city produce market. On weekends the main wholesale market was closed, but one of the sheds opened as a "weekend market" for the general public.

Every Saturday two guys (in their fifties I'd guess), semi-retired sorts, would run their little produce stand... haggling, negotiating, wheeling and dealing with the public over boxes of ripe tomatoes, fresh cabbages, new potatoes etc. Selling at weekend markets is all art and showmanship, and these guys were real pros.

Later I discovered that these two guys were actually big-time property developers, multi-millionaires, and after I knew who they were I occasionally saw them on TV for this-reason or that-reason.

They didn't come down to the markets for the money. They came down simply for the fun and excitement of "working on the shop floor". They just loved "selling" and mixing it up in what is generally regarded as a pretty "tough business". This is what they did to "relax"!

So it would not surprise me at all if the Google brass came down here to the shop floor ocassionally. It is one place where they can certainly experience the fun and excitement, and the art and showmanship of their business.

12:48 am on Mar 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It still looks Doggle Guy too me.
2:33 am on Mar 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Didn't Brett post some pictures in Foo some while ago?

About the Boston conference...?

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Looks like a sign for initial - it has an "f" in front of google guy.
6:35 am on Mar 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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F Doogle Gerg!
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All I know is GoogleGuy smiles alot!

From what I have gathered he or she! has a bigger office or playpen around the plex. :)

7:05 am on Mar 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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GoogleGuy is an inside joke. Enjoy it! :)
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