Ok so Matt cutts has been gone for a while, only recently did he officially resign. From what I remember he has been with FBI for over a year now. Let's look at some stuff: 1. Search was good under him. 2. Quality results, constant upgrades but also kept SEO on there feet. 3. Didn't screw up something just for the heck of it. Now lets look at some stuff thats been happening recently in search: 1. Forums ranking on page 1. 2. Spam sites on page 1.(for med-tough niches) 3. Sites that have not been updated in years with 2015-2014 in titles on first page. 4. Spammed feature snippets. I think they are lost without him, and this is not from a SEO but from a consumer. As a SEO sooner or later I will figure out what needs to be done but what about the consumers? What are your thoughts?