No, it’s not April Fool’s. You read that right. Matt’s post simply titled “On Leave”, which was posted to his personal blog earlier today states that he’s taking a much needed break from the search giant until the end of October.
The post states that he’s long overdue for some rest and relaxation with his wife, and is leaving the web spam division in his team’s capable hands while he’s gone. Although he will not be answering any emails he has directed those who need more immediate answers to the Google Webmaster Forums or send questions across to the Google Webmaster central twitter account.