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Search Off the Record

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Search Off the Record takes you behind the scenes of Google Search and its inner workings! In each episode, the folks from the Search Relations team will give you background info on the decision-making behind launches, feature prioritization in Search Console, and the projects Google Search teams are working on. They will share fun stories from the many conferences they attend as well as from their day-to-day working life at Google. They will also dive into the currently trending conversations in the SEO community at large. Have a listen!

Search Off the Record takes you behind the scenes of Google Search and its inner workings! In each episode, the folks from the Search Relations team will give you background info on the decision-making behind launches, feature prioritization in Search Console, and the projects Google Search teams are working on. They will share fun stories from the many conferences they attend as well as from their day-to-day working life at Google. They will also dive into the currently trending conversations in the SEO community at large. Have a listen!

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United States

Description:

Search Off the Record takes you behind the scenes of Google Search and its inner workings! In each episode, the folks from the Search Relations team will give you background info on the decision-making behind launches, feature prioritization in Search Console, and the projects Google Search teams are working on. They will share fun stories from the many conferences they attend as well as from their day-to-day working life at Google. They will also dive into the currently trending conversations in the SEO community at large. Have a listen!

Language:

English


Episodes

Language complexities in Search index selection and more!

1/19/2021
In this episode, John, Martin, Gary, and special guest Cherry Prommawin, Search Advocate based in Singapore, discuss Google Search in the Asia-Pacific region as well as the complexities of index selection for language types and locations. Have a listen! Google Search developer site → https://goo.gle/35HtREZ Episode transcript → https://goo.gle/sotr012-transcript Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with the Search Relations team.

Duration:00:30:18

Looking back on 2020 with Search Relations

12/22/2020
In our very last podcast episode...for 2020, John, Martin, and Gary reflect on the year and how it’s impacted events and community interaction, they share holiday plans, and discuss the new Search Central site. They even touch on some SearchRel plans for 2021 and Gary gives an update on his blog! Curious to learn more? Have a listen! Google Search developer site → https://goo.gle/35HtREZ Episode transcript → http://goo.gle/sotr011-transcript Search Off the Record is a podcast series that...

Duration:00:26:06

Web Stories, Search and sheep launches, and more!

11/16/2020
Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with the Search Relations team. In this episode, John, Martin, Gary, and special guest Pascal Birchler, Developer Programs Engineer at Google, deep dive into Web Stories and indexing of AMP and images. They also discuss launching new Search and Search Console features and the recent sheep ‘launch’. Curious to learn more? Have a listen! Google Search developer site → https://goo.gle/35HtREZ Episode...

Duration:00:28:27

How technical Search content is written and published at Google and more!

11/4/2020
Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with the Search Relations team. In this episode, John, Martin, Gary, and special guest Lizzi Harvey, technical writer, deep dive into how technical Search content is written and published at Google, give an update on the planned Virtual Conference, and discuss dupe detection and canonicalization. Have a listen! Google Search developer site → https://goo.gle/35HtREZ Transcript →...

Duration:00:29:06

What do rendering, signal collection, and SEOs & devs have to do with each other?

10/22/2020
Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with the Search Relations team. In this episode, Gary, Martin, and John draw (un)expected connections between rendering, signal collection in indexing, and SEOs & developers (not) working together. They also reflect back on the Virtual Webmaster Unconference. Have a listen! Google Search developer site → https://goo.gle/35HtREZ Transcript for this episode → http://goo.gle/sotr008-transcript

Duration:00:32:10

Spilling the beans on Caffeine (Google's indexing system) and more!

10/8/2020
Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with the Search Relations team. Gary spills the beans on Caffeine (Google’s indexing system), John wonders about GIF SEO and its future as well recommendations about SEO to people with no experience with SEO, and Martin talks about virtual conferences the team is planning. Have a listen! Google Search developer site → https://goo.gle/35HtREZ Transcript for this episode →...

Duration:00:32:00

Honestly about Google’s Honest Results Policy and more!

9/21/2020
Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with the Search Relations team. In this episode, John, Martin, and Gary discuss the different types of rendering, they deep dive into the details of Google’s Honest Results Policy, and reveal how the association between John & ‘cheese’ came about. Have a listen! Google Search developer site → https://goo.gle/35HtREZ Transcript for this episode → http://goo.gle/sotr006-transcript

Duration:00:37:45

SEO summer: index waves, sandboxes, crawling, and more!

8/25/2020
Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with the Search Relations team. In this SEO summer themed episode, John, Martin, and Gary discuss two waves of indexing, the sandbox and honeymoon periods, crawl budget, and more. Have a listen! Google Search developer site → https://goo.gle/35HtREZ Transcript for this episode → https://search-off-the-record.libsyn.com/transcription-for-seo-summer-index-waves-sandboxes-and-more

Duration:00:32:12

Indexing (JavaScript) comments and much more!

8/3/2020
Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with the Search Relations team. In this episode, Gary gives an update on his new website, and John, Martin, and Gary discuss how they started at Google. In the second part of the episode, the team deep dives into indexing comments and Martin goes over client-side vs server-side JavaScript. Google Search developer site → https://goo.gle/35HtREZ Transcript for this episode →...

Duration:00:21:23

How to think about ranking in Search and much more!

7/16/2020
Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with John Mueller, Gary Illyes, and Martin Splitt from the Search Relations team. In this episode, John, Gary, and Martin take a little more than 12 minutes to discuss how to think about ranking in Search, and they also deliver their feedback on submitting feedback :), give tips on rendering SEO (JavaScript files bundling and splitting), and share their experience with recording videos at...

Duration:00:33:46

Survey results, SEO online events, Search outages, and more!

7/2/2020
Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with John Mueller, Gary Illyes, and Martin Splitt from the Search Relations team. In this episode of Search Off the Record, John, Gary, and Martin discuss: Survey on COVID-19’s impact on SEOs work, SEO online events during COVID-19, Search outages - external communication and recent search outages and John’s hair outage :). Google Search developer site → https://goo.gle/35HtREZ Transcript for this...

Duration:00:23:25

Pop filters, nofollow, Core Web Vitals, and more!

6/16/2020
Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with John Mueller, Gary Illyes, and Martin Splitt from the Search Relations team. In this episode of Search Off the Record, John, Gary, and Martin discuss the lack of pop filters, dive into the recent Twitter discussion about nofollow, explain the new Core Web Vitals, and share their COVID-19 working-from-home experience. Google Search developer site → https://goo.gle/35HtREZ

Duration:00:30:24

Search Off the Record - Trailer (New Podcast Show by Google Webmasters)

5/8/2020
John Mueller, Martin Splitt, and Gary Illyes kick off the new Google Webmasters podcast series which takes you behind the scenes of Google Search: Search Off the Record! Have a listen to the trailer to find out what exactly they are planning to talk about on this podcast, how the podcast name came about, and what Martin would choose as his user agent :)! Google Search developer site → https://goo.gle/35HtREZ

Duration:00:02:42