Google’s John Mueller stated there was a change to the website positioning office-hours format he hosts typically on Google Meet and YouTube. The change is that Google will solely report and publish the video of questions submitted forward of time, dwell questions won’t be recorded and shared within the recorded model.
He additionally appears to be not answering all questions anymore, as an alternative he’s pushing many extra questions on to the Google Search Central Assist Boards.
John stated “so for this session, I need to strive one thing barely completely different,” including that he could strive “variations” of this over time to see what works greatest. John defined that he desires to “focus the recorded session on the submitted questions,” so the primary half-hour he recorded and did not take any dwell questions, as an alternative he simply answered the pre-submitted questions.
He informed those that joined dwell, they will ask their questions however after the primary a part of the ~30 minute session, he stated they are going to have “to be somewhat bit affected person” and must wait to ask their questions dwell till the “submitted questions are carried out and the recording is full.” He did say that you could ask “clarifying questions alongside the way in which if something comes up that appears complicated or is somewhat bit unclear.” Nobody on this recorded ended up doing that, as an alternative it was simply John studying off these questions and answering what he may.
Why the change? He stated two fold (1) makes it simpler for us to digest and (2) helps him and Googlers “form of put together for these classes.”
He added that the questions which are submitted which are “too particular or that lead too far off subject from from the submitted questions,” he “would strongly advocate going to the assistance boards.”
Right here is the video so you’ll be able to watch that half initially:
I do assume this can result in much less nuggets of knowledge from his movies that I cowl right here, which is unhappy however I suppose that’s what Google is making an attempt to keep away from – nicely, making an attempt to keep away from confusion from these nuggets of knowledge.
Some are liking the brand new format:
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