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!
September 21, 2020
In this episode, John, Martin, and Gary discuss the different types of rendering, they deep dive into the details of Google’s Honest Results Policy, and reveal how the association between John and "cheese" came about.
August 25, 2020
In this SEO summer themed episode, John, Martin, and Gary discuss two waves of indexing, the sandbox and honeymoon periods, crawl budget, and more.
August 3, 2020
In this episode, Gary gives an update on his new website, and John, Martin, and Gary discuss how they started at Google. In the second part of the episode, the team deep dives into indexing comments and Martin goes over client-side vs server-side JavaScript.

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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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