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Register for the Search Central Virtual Unconference en español 2023

¡Hola! The Search Central Virtual Unconference en español 2023 is now open for participant registration. All sessions will be conducted in Spanish. If you speak Spanish and are interested, be sure to register before February 1! Come meet the community, exchange ideas, and have fun together.

Thanks, 2022

You know what time it is: year in a review. With only a few days left of 2022 and with all the quiet in the office, we thought it would be nice to reflect on this year from Search Central's perspective.

Search Central Live 2022 Highlights

We spent the past few weeks busy hosting events in Singapore and Tel Aviv. In this post we look back and discuss the highlights from the events and some ideas for future events.

Our latest update to the quality rater guidelines: E-A-T gets an extra E for Experience

Many creators are familiar with the concept of E-A-T, which is used in how we evaluate if our search ranking systems are providing helpful, relevant information. Would ordinary people feel the results they get demonstrate E-A-T, that is: expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness? Now to better assess our results, E-A-T...

December 2022 link spam update releasing for Google Search

Today, we're leveraging the power of SpamBrain to neutralize the impact of unnatural links on search results.

Introducing the Google Search Status Dashboard

As we head into 2023, we want to introduce another tool for the public to understand the most current status of systems which impact Search - crawling, indexing, and serving. While system disruptions are extremely rare, we want to be transparent when they do happen, so please welcome our new Google Search Status Dashboard.

Visual Elements of Google Search

It can be challenging to find a certain search feature or UI element that you want to learn about, especially when you don't know what it's called. The brand new Visual Elements Gallery was built to help you with this: it contains the 22 visual elements that are most likely to appear on search result pages and are also relevant...

Updates to Google's Services in Czechia in Light of the Czech Transposition of the European Copyright Directive

The European Copyright Directive, which is being implemented by countries in the European Union, gives new rights to news publishers online while ensuring that consumers can continue to freely access information through online platforms. The Directive allows search engines such as Google to freely link to and use "very short...

November Google SEO Office Hours

Thanks to everyone who submitted questions for the November edition of the Google SEO office hours! In this episode, you'll hear answers from folks on the Google Search team: Gary Illyes, Lizzi Sassman, John Mueller, Alan Kent, and Duy Nguyen. You can check out the full recording on our YouTube channel, and we're also publishing...

Introducing our new guide to Google Search ranking systems

Over the years, through blog posts and other public communications, Google has regularly shared information about our automated ranking systems and how they operate. Now we've created a centralized page called "A guide to Google Search ranking systems" to make it easier for creators and others to learn about our more notable...

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