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 man y 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!
November 4, 2020
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.
October 22, 2020
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.
October 8, 2020
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.

Your hosts

John leads the team which tries to improve the relations between those who make the Google Search engine, and those who make content that's searched for - in short, the Search Relations team. Based in Switzerland, John also loves cheese.
Martin Splitt is a developer advocate on the Search Relations team at Google. He is our friendly community fairy for all things around JavaScript and web development.
Gary Illyes is the Chief of Sunshine and Happiness at Google. He's been working on Search since he joined the company in 2011. When he's not cooking or traveling for finding new recipes, he does his best to annoy his Twitter followers.
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