Search Off the Record

Search Off the Record

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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January 11, 2022 34 min

In this episode, John, Martin, and Gary wrap up 2021 by reflecting on updates, debates, and events. They discuss the status of JavaScript and Search, bridging the gap between SEOs and developers, core updates, and much more!

Episode transcript → https://goo.gle/sotr029-transcript 

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In this episode of Search Off the Record, Gary, Lizzi, and Martin from the Google Search team are joined by special guest David Price, a Product Counsel for Google. They discuss human initiated crawl requests vs. bot initiated crawl requests, the robots.txt file, and more!

 

Episode transcript → https://goo.gle/sotr028-transcript 

 

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December 7, 2021 25 min

John and Martin are joined by guest stars Zineb Ait Bahajji and Bruno Cartoni from Google to talk all about inclusive language. The group discusses principles behind inclusive writing, examples in different languages, how Search handles indexing and ranking for inclusive writing, and more!

United Nation - Gender-inclusive language (available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese) → https://goo.gle/3DsRws4 Inclusive ...

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November 11, 2021 46 min

In this episode, John, Martin, and Gary discuss the future of SEO. They talk about the changes they’ve seen in the past decade and anticipate what’s next for SEO. Find out if HTML knowledge will be necessary in the future, if SEO will still be relevant, and more!

 

Episode transcript →  https://goo.gle/sotr026-transcript

 

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October 21, 2021 43 min

John and Martin are joined by special guest stars Annie Sullivan and Vivek Sekhar, who work on Core Web Vitals. They discuss the metrics that make up Core Web Vitals, speed and performance of a web page, page experience ranking for larger and smaller companies, and more!

Episode transcript → https://goo.gle/sotr025-transcript 

 

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John and Martin are joined by special guest stars Annie Sullivan and Vivek Sekhar, who work on Core Web Vitals. They discuss the metrics that make up Core Web Vitals, speed and performance of a web page, page experience ranking for larger and smaller companies, and more!

 

Episode transcript → https://goo.gle/sotr025-transcript 

 

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September 30, 2021 51 min

In this episode, Martin and Gary discuss JavaScript in great detail. They talk about the origins of JavaScript, how it compares to Java applet, modern replacements, and all the problems that go along with this programming language.

 

Google Search developer site → https://goo.gle/35HtREZ

Episode transcript → https://goo.gle/sotr024-transcript

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September 9, 2021 43 min

In this very special episode, John, Gary, and Lizzi are joined by a guest star Michael Wyszomierski (tech writer for internal apps). Through some dramatic readings they bring the SEO Starter Guide to life and discuss robots.txt, the mobile-friendly test, writing for users, and more.

SEO Starter Guide → https://goo.gle/36ZamsL

Episode transcript → https://goo.gle/sotr023-transcript 

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John, Martin, and Gary are joined by special guest Aurora Morales from the Trust & Safety Policy Transparency team. They talk about website monetization, publisher policies, how Google runs search experiments and more!

Policy Change logs AdSense → https://goo.gle/3zkup0S AdMob → https://goo.gle/3eCMNdF Ad Manager → https://goo.gle/2V27Qzd

https://g.co/legal Publisher webinars → https://goo.gle/3eAFhQk Sustainable Monetized Webs...

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John, Martin, and Gary celebrate recording over 20 episodes of the podcast reminiscing about great cheese and guests they want to have on the show. They then dive into how Web Workers work, their dream Swiss German programming language, how different result types are bundled together, and more!

Google Search developer site → https://goo.gle/35HtREZ Episode transcript → https://goo.gle/sotr021-transcript 

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John, Martin, and Gary are joined by special guest Duy Nguyen from the Search Quality team. They discuss tackling web spam, responding to manual actions, preventing hacks, ranking, and more.

Google Search developer site → https://goo.gle/35HtREZ Episode transcript → https://goo.gle/sotr020-transcript 

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