Google Exec. Running For Vermont Governor

The head of Google's Community Affairs Matt Dunne is running for governor of Vermont, the Associated Press reports. "Dunne is one of five Democrats vying for a chance to face the expected Republican nominee, Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie, in the November election."

Dunne has a web site and ranks number one for his name and occupies the top six listings in Google's organic results, so obviously he knows SEO.

HIs site calls him "flat, fast and innovative" and he has a "vision for egovernment." Wonder if this is a Google test - eGovernment?

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Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.