Google search employees told about plans for 2021


In the latest episode of the 2020 Search Off the Record podcast, Google employees John Mueller, Garry Eelsh, and Martin Splitt took stock of their work over the past year, and discussed plans for the new year 2021.

According to Mueller, the search team is preparing a lot of "really big" innovations, but it is "super secret", so he did not disclose the details.

One of these updates will be the already announced Google launch of the new Page Experience ranking signal, of which Core Web Vitals metrics are a part. Google will definitely be focusing on areas like loading speed and user experience in the new year.

Also, Google developers continue to work on Search Console and new features in this service. Müller constantly monitors feedback from webmasters on Twitter and other sites and informs engineers about their wishes.

There is usually some time between plans and launches, but in 2021, new features will definitely appear in Search Console. At the same time, Mueller again did not name something specific, since Google usually tries not to pre-announce what is under development.

As for the Search Off the Record podcast, new episodes will continue to be released, there are no plans to close the project.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and there is still no opportunity to conduct offline events, Google plans to continue actively filming videos on issues that are relevant to site owners.

Martin Splitt also revealed that he plans to launch a new video series titled “SEOs and Devs” and has already made arrangements with several interesting guests.

You can listen to this episode in its entirety on the Google Search Central YouTube channel: