The folks at Google webmaster help group sent me a t-shirt, and a card with some notes from the whole Google webmaster central team.
Awww shucks, I love t-shirts and I really appreciate the fact that they took the time to do that. Good stuff.
Vannesa, Adam, and Maile have really made a difference in the way that webmasters and search engines communicate.
More importantly, however, is the way they give me T-shirts and coffee cups. I like that.
There have been times that I have been critical of the way things were going down in the Google help group, but they have constantly improved and innovated and added things that webmasters asked for. Google is a group of people and those people really listen to what you as a webmaster says. I can honestly say that I have seen the input given by webmasters implemented throughout many facets of the Google world.
Mostly due to the great Searchengineland article about Googlers , Maile has been known as the girl in a blonde wig hugging a giant Racoon.
Her role in Google encompasses more than racoon hugging, and she is an Google support engineer, and a busy and effective one at that. She has been an important piece of the help group and her efforts are noticeable and appreciated. (thanks Maile!)
Hawaiian lesson of the day….But her name is what was interesting to me, because I always knew the word “maile” as something very different than a Google engineer.
Thank you, Google webmaster team!