95 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!

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    • 4.1 • 60 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!

    The early days of Google Search Central

    The early days of Google Search Central

    In this episode of Search Off the Record, Vanessa Fox, a former Google employee, joins hosts John and Lizzi to talk about the early days of Google Search Central (or shall we say, Webmaster Tools). She shares the beginnings of the Sitemaps tool, Webmaster Help group, Webmaster Tools, and more!
    Resources:
    Episode transcript → https://goo.gle/sotr047-transcript
    Our very first blog post, authored by Vanessa Fox → https://goo.gle/3qEM6WM 
    URL Structure guidelines → https://goo.gle/3U3T8BU
    SEO Compendium → https://goo.gle/3C0RsCn
    Keylime Toolbox → https://goo.gle/3xIipIn
    Vanessa Fox on twitter → https://goo.gle/3xJmOLa 
    Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with the Search Relations team.

    #SOTRpodcast

    • 27 min
    Transcript for The early days of Google Search Central

    Transcript for The early days of Google Search Central

    Non-HTML files on the web

    Non-HTML files on the web

    Join hosts Gary and Lizzi for a chat about file types on the web beyond HTML, like PDFs, PowerPoints, and images. We cover issues with all sorts of file types, if you should convert your weird file into HTML, what file types are indexed, and more on non-HTML files.
    Resources:
    PDFs in Google search results → https://goo.gle/3RZ16dV 
    Episode transcript →  https://goo.gle/sotr046-transcript 

    Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with the Search Relations team.

    #SOTRpodcast

    • 28 min
    Transcript for Non-HTML files on the web

    Transcript for Non-HTML files on the web

    PODCAST TRAILER: Welcome to Search Off the Record

    PODCAST TRAILER: Welcome to Search Off the Record

    What is Search Off the Record? Listen to our podcast trailer!

    Do you geek out about SEO? Are you interested in exploring on-going projects with the people that work on Google Search? Well, look no further! Listen to the Search Off the Record podcast to go behind the scenes of SEO and Google Search, all while having fun and mischief with our hosts from the Search Relations team from Google: Gary Illyes, Lizzi Sassman, John Mueller, and Martin Splitt.
     
    Watch the Search Off the Record podcast trailer on YouTube → https://goo.gle/3RmjuNe 

    Listen to Search Off the Record on YouTube → https://goo.gle/3PShrA2 
    Listen to Search Off the Record on Libsyn → https://goo.gle/3am6jMx 
     
    Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with the Search Relations team.
     

    • 1 min
    Should I worry about crawl budget?

    Should I worry about crawl budget?

    There is a lot of confusion around crawl budget so Martin, Lizzi, and Gary from Search Relations are here to bring clarity for everyone unsure about it. Are you worried about your website not being crawled quickly? Not sure what consumes and wastes your crawl budget? Learn when you should and shouldn’t be worried about your crawl budget. This episode covers misconceptions and frequently asked questions concerning crawl budget.  
    Resources: 
    What Crawl Budget Means for Googlebot → https://goo.gle/3pIwXTM
     
    Episode transcript → https://goo.gle/sotr045-transcript 
     
    Search Off the Record is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Google Search with the Search Relations team.
     
    #SOTRpodcast

    • 29 min

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60 Ratings

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