Google SearchLiaison

Google SearchLiaison



Official tweets from Google's public liaison of search, @dannysullivan, sharing insights on how Google search works.

Joined on November 06, 2017

We looked inside some of the tweets by @searchliaison and here's what we found interesting.

Inside 100 Tweets

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Tweets with videos
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The issue with Custom Range has now been resolved. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Quoted @searchliaison

For many searches, surfacing fresh information often ensures the best relevancy. However, sometimes people want to find older yet also relevant information. Our tools have long made this possible. Now we’re testing new before: and after: commands to make this even easier....

We're aware that using the Custom Range option to restrict search results by date may cause a browser's tab to freeze. We hope to resolve this soon. In the meantime, the before: & after: commands can be used for date restriction. More here:

a month ago

From a nearby slice 🍕 to emergency alerts, location helps Google provide more relevant search results. Here’s more about how it works.

The December 2020 Core Update rollout is complete.

a month ago

This year, if you found yourselves asking "what day is it?" you weren’t alone. That question was searched on Google more than ever before. See what else trended as we all adjusted to new routines.

a month ago

In times of uncertainty, people seek understanding and meaning. 2020 was a year of deep questioning, as the world searched "why" more than ever, according to Google Trends. Explore more trends from the year at #YearInSearch

How does Google Autocomplete work? Our two-minute video covers how it saves time, reducing typing by 25%. It also explains how it uses language, location and trends to make predictions more useful & how we work to prevent non-useful ones from appearing.

2 months ago

Related☝️, we explained how all of that info—webpages, images, videos and more—gets organized. Bonus: there’s a lot of talk about pancakes in this one.

2 months ago

When you search for something on Google you get … a lot of info. Ever wonder where it all comes from? Your answer is here (you don’t even have to search for it).

The December 2020 Core Update is now rolling out live. As is typical with these updates, it will typically take about one to two weeks to fully roll out.

Later today, we are releasing a broad core algorithm update, as we do several times per year. It is called the December 2020 Core Update. Our guidance about such updates remains as we’ve covered before. Please see this blog post for more about that:

2 months ago

If you’ve ever wondered how Search works 🔎, or what goes on behind the scenes 🤔, don’t miss our first ever (home) movie 📹, Trillions of Questions, No Easy Answers, now streaming on YouTube → #SearchMovie

2 months ago

Everything you always wanted to know about Search (but were afraid to ask). 😉 Get the scoop on all things Google Search with @searchliaison Danny Sullivan in @jubileemedia's new AMA. Watch now →

Goodbye Google Webmasters, hello Google Search Central! We're changing our name, consolidating documentation, and refreshing how we look–including a new sidekick for Googlebot. Read our blog post for more info:

Goodbye Google Webmasters, hello Google Search Central! We're changing our name, consolidating documentation, and refreshing how we look–including a new sidekick for Googlebot. Read our blog post for more info:

We're announcing that page experience ranking signals for Google Search will launch in May 2021. This will combine Core Web Vitals and previous UX-related signals. Learn more:

There’s nothing special creators need to do here. Continue to focus on great content, with all the advice we offer: It just means in some cases, we may now do a better job of surfacing content, no work required on the part of creators.

This change doesn’t mean we’re indexing individual passages independently of pages. We’re still indexing pages and considering info about entire pages for ranking. But now we can also consider passages from pages as an additional ranking factor….

With our new technology, we’ll be able to better identify and understand key passages on a web page. This will help us surface content that might otherwise not be seen as relevant when considering a page only as a whole....

Typically, we evaluate all content on a web page to determine if it is relevant to a query. But sometimes web pages can be very long, or on multiple topics, which might dilute how parts of a page are relevant for particular queries….

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