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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!

Mar 28, 2024

In this episode of Search Off the Record, John Mueller and Lizzi Sassman are joined by Rick Viscomi from the Chrome Web Performance team to discuss the importance of understanding what users seek to accomplish and optimizing accordingly, rather than focusing solely on metric scores. Listen along as the Search team touches on metrics like Largest Contentful Paint (LCP), Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS), and the latest Interaction to Next Paint (INP) as pieces of the pie for a better user experience. 



Episode transcript → 

Introducing INP to Core Web Vitals →

Page Experience & Google Search →

Rick on X (formerly Twitter)→ 

Core Web Vitals on Stack Overflow →


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




Speaker: John Mueller, Lizzi Sassman, Rick Viscomi,

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