Search Central Live 2022 Highlights

Friday, December 16, 2022

We spent the past few weeks busy (and excited!) hosting Search Central Live events in Singapore and Tel Aviv! We've missed you since our last Webmaster Conference in early 2020 and it's so great to see you again in person.

Collage of pictures from the Search Central live events in Singapore and Tel Aviv in 2022

Search Central Live (formerly known as Webmaster Conference) is the flagship event series created by the Google Search Central team. Our goal is to bring Search talks to your locations in your languages and to provide a venue for you to meet with the Search team, other Google teams, industry experts, and others in the Search and SEO community.

The highlights

One of the best ways for us to decide where to focus our efforts is by interacting with you, and in our events we usually get loads of questions from the audience. We've heard people asking about Search Console specific features or issues, crawling for big sites or getting pages indexed quickly, and Javascript SEO. We take these questions and improve our documentation to clarify them, and we try to create new content based on what you're struggling with.

Fortunately, we had lots of Googlers mingling with the attendees and taking questions at the panel discussion. Many of our coworkers don't get a chance to learn directly from users, they're busy writing code! These events are also an opportunity for them to get to know you and learn first-hand how you use our products and what are your challenges.

In Tel Aviv, for example, we had around 20 engineers from the Search Console team in the room listening to the attendees' feedback and taking notes; they also hosted a booth to answer questions from SEOs and website owners. We're really excited to see what they're going to do with those notes!

It's hard to put this in raw numbers, especially with hundreds of attendees across two locations, but our post event surveys show a very high satisfaction. In addition, we've seen social media posts suggesting that folks enjoyed themselves. Here are a few examples: