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!
July 29, 2021
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!
July 6, 2021
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.
June 17, 2021
John, Martin, and Gary discuss this year’s Google I/O and whether its website followed SEO best practices, upcoming events, and, of course, JavaScript. Gary also deep dives into Google’s search engine information retrieval process and why, when searching for a car, you don’t get results for pineapple pizza.

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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