• http://www.audettemedia.com Adam Audette

    I love that Google released this and invited you, Danny. A great step towards more transparency, and it’s super interesting getting a glimpse into their collaboration. Now if I could only be a fly on the wall when they rolled out Panda…

  • http://www.robhof.com Robert Hof

    Very cool, Danny. One slight correction: I’m a fourth journalist who has attended one of these meetings: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/09_41/b4150044749206.htm

  • Anthony Long

    Great to see a glimpse of Google’s internal algorithm update process, but it would be more useful to get actionable information to improve site quality in the wake of Panda. Something like the adwords quality scores for SEOs & webmasters would go a long way toward producing higher quality results.

  • Tomas Van den Berckt

    It would also be interesting to see a similar meeting from the Adwords team, as i’m sure impact on revenue would be a dominant feature, rather than user experience.

  • http://searchenginereports.net Garry Egan

    I’ve just checked “Be a fly-on-the-wall at a Google Search meeting” off of my life’s bucket list. What an amazing experience. Thanks, Danny & Google Search. This really means a lot to a lot of us. I can’t really put into words my gratitude.

  • http://www.conductor.com Nathan Safran

    This is really a neat view into how Google makes decisions about algo changes. Based on this little snippet I’m inclined to agree with Danny Sullivan’s read on the decision making process being a relatively impartial discussion of what is best for the user (not that there aren’t plenty of other legitimate issues with some of Google’s other decisions).

  • mesel

    Danny, Can you ask for the “launch report” of SPYW? Or the promotion of it’s own travel and shopping products? This is just a PR move, and I very much doubt you or anyone else from PR would be given an inside look to the harder and controversial launches that inevitably get fast-tracked due to exec demands.

  • http://twitter.com/JMGordonLaw TheBusinessProfessor

    Thank you for posting this.  This is incredibly helpful and supports the development of a plan.

    JM Gordon http://www.TheBusinessProfessor.com