Take a peek behind the scenes of Google Search and its inner workings with the folks from the Search Relations team! In each episode, the three hosts 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. Stay tuned and follow us for the latest episode!
July 16, 2020
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 home.
July 2, 2020
In this episode, 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.
June 16, 2020
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.

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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