100 episodes

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!

Search Off the Record Google

    • Technology
    • 3.4 • 5 Ratings

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!

    Rendering JavaScript for Google Search

    Rendering JavaScript for Google Search

    In this episode, Zoe Clifford from the rendering team joins Martin and John from Search Relations to talk about how Google Search deals with JavaScript sites, how rendering works and what the mysterious "iteratorect" was. They also discuss what's the DOM, if all pages get rendered, how long it takes and what website owners should look out for when building JavaScript-driven websites.
     
    Resources:
    Episode transcript → https://goo.gle/sotr077-transcript
    JavaScript SEO basics → https://goo.gle/3W0XnjB
    Fixing search-related JavaScript issues → https://goo.gle/3S2bMdY
    Google I/O 2019 presentation → https://goo.gle/4bCdZ6M
     
    Listen to more Search Off the Record → https://goo.gle/sotr-yt
    Subscribe to Google Search Channel → https://goo.gle/SearchCentral
     
    Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with the Search Relations team.
     
    #SOTRpodcast

    • 25 min
    Transcript for Inside Search Quality: Using metrics and data science to improve Search

    Transcript for Inside Search Quality: Using metrics and data science to improve Search

    Inside Search Quality: Using metrics and data science to improve Search

    Inside Search Quality: Using metrics and data science to improve Search

    In this episode of SOTR, Lizzi and John sit down with Elizabeth Tucker to go behind the scenes of Search Quality product management. Listen along as they discuss using data science to measure quality and make improvements, how search behavior is changing over time, and how to think about E-E-A-T and the Search Quality Rater Guidelines.
    Resources:
    Episode transcript → https://goo.gle/sotr076-transcript
    BERT paper → https://goo.gle/3XroKpe
    E-E-A-T for site owners → https://goo.gle/4c5E0fQ
    Search Quality Rater Guidelines → https://goo.gle/3z07OvN
    Improving Search with Rigorous Testing → https://goo.gle/45x7OQ0
    Day in a life of a Search Quality Product Manager → https://goo.gle/3z087GX
    Meet Data Scientists at Google → https://goo.gle/3xzZ67c
    Listen to more Search Off the Record → https://goo.gle/sotr-yt
    Subscribe to Google Search Channel → https://goo.gle/SearchCentral
    Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with the Search Relations team.
    #SOTRpodcast

    • 36 min
    Cosmic Rays & Crawlers: When Google Search is under the weather

    Cosmic Rays & Crawlers: When Google Search is under the weather

    How does Google address incidents that affect Search results, like indexing problems or crawling issues? Join John, Lizzi, and Gary in this episode of Search off the Record as the team discusses internal processes Google uses to detect, investigate, and communicate these incidents to users and website owners. 
    Resources:
    Episode transcript → https://goo.gle/sotr075-transcript
    Google Search Status Dashboard → https://goo.gle/3Vcs9pi
    Lifecycle of an issue → https://goo.gle/3KsgjCe
    SRE Playbook's chapter on troubleshooting → https://goo.gle/3V9NPCj
     
    Listen to more Search Off the Record → https://goo.gle/sotr-yt
    Subscribe to Google Search Channel → https://goo.gle/SearchCentral
    Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with the Search Relations team.
    #SOTRpodcast
    Speaker: John Mueller, Lizzi Sassman, Gary Illyes
    Products Mentioned: Search Console - General

    • 27 min
    Transcript for Cosmic Rays & Crawlers: When Google Search is under the weather

    Transcript for Cosmic Rays & Crawlers: When Google Search is under the weather

    Building SEO community with office hours

    Building SEO community with office hours

    In this episode of Search off the Record, John and Lizzi invite Michael Chidzey and “Jo” Juliana Turnbull to talk all things SEO Office Hours. Listen along as they discuss why they picked this format, whether community building has an impact on SEO, and how you can get involved in this growing community of SEO practitioners. 
     
    Resources:
    Episode transcript → https://goo.gle/sotr074-transcript
    Join the next Good Signals SEO Office Hours → https://goo.gle/4avilfM
    Good Signals SEO Office Hours announcements on LinkedIn → https://goo.gle/450vo7F
    Jo Juliana Turnbull on LinkedIn → https://goo.gle/4bISYbP
    Jo Juliana Turnbull on X → https://goo.gle/44V8xKF
    Mike Chidzey on LinkedIn → https://goo.gle/4dSJg7Q
    Submit a question for Google SEO Office hours → https://goo.gle/3K93A7A
     
    Watch more Search Off the Record → https://goo.gle/sotr-yt
    Subscribe to Google Search Central Channel → https://goo.gle/SearchCentral
     
    Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with the Search Relations team.
     
    #SOTRpodcast
     
    Speaker: John Mueller, Lizzi Sassman, Michael Chidzey, Juliana Turnbull
    Products Mentioned: Search Console - General

    • 32 min

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