Google’s Martin Splitt said that in his video Hangout the other day, I found something interesting.in 25 minutes markMartin said that, technically speaking, his team now “doesn’t know much about rankings.” Historically, the team did do it, but after he joined in 2018, it didn’t.
He said that John Mueller and Gary Illyes do know the rankings because historically, they do have access to detailed information about the rankings. But he said that now, Martin and others don’t have much access to these details.
John, Gary and Martin are members of the Google Search Central team. They are Search Advocates. I think the roles will change over the years?
Martin said: “Historically, John and Gary did have deep insights into rankings. This is interesting because in the past there have been policies that allowed them to use these things.” He added: “We don’t know much about rankings. When I only joined in 2018, I actually never got the bits and pieces related to rankings.”
He did learn some ranking tidbits from John and Gary. He said: “I did learn a lot because of Gary and John.” He said, “But I really don’t want to answer anything related to ranking.” We know Martin Don’t like to talk about rankings, he made it clear.
But he said: “Because of Core Web Vitals, I have done this in recent weeks and months. It is very tricky for me, so I would rather not comment on the topic of ranking. I suggest you continue to give John, Then ask him directly on Twitter.”
Interesting history here…
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