‘Ask Me Anything’ with Google’s Gary Illyes at SMX East
Have questions about Google's stance on organic rankings? On featured snippets? On the mobile-first algorithm? Get answers in contributor Eric Enge's recap of this informative session at Search Engine Land's recent conference.
At last week’s SMX East conference, Google’s webmaster trends analyst Gary Illyes took questions from the dual moderators — Barry Schwartz and Michelle Robbins — as well as from the audience in a session called “Ask Me Anything.”
In this post, I will cover that question-and-answer dialogue, though what you’ll see below are paraphrases rather than exact quotes. I have grouped the questions and used section headers to help improve the flow and readability.
Barry: You’ve been saying recently that Google looks at other offsite signals, in addition to links, and some of this sounded like Google is doing some form of sentiment analysis.
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