Google Dance 2017 A Huge Success

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:22 am 7 by
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Google Dance

Last night, Google had an event for webmasters, SEOs and SEMs called the Google Dance. It was an event they ran annually and then stopped doing for some time until last year and has now done again, a second time in a row.

Last year, I said this dance was about webmaster relations, it was an olive branch shown by Google to webmasters saying, we care about you. The event this year was pretty much the same thing.

Top Google engineers were at the Google Dance talking to ordinary webmasters, agencies and even black hatters - just like the old days. We had people as high as Paul Haahr chatting it up with ordinary webmasters. This year, we even had John Mueller at the event, with Gary Illyes, Maryia Movea and Nathan Johns. Great to see all of them together. I did not see Brian White and some other folks from the Google web spam team but I wasn't there all night. Lastly, Matt Cutts did not make a surprise appearance, but I don't think anyone expected it this year.

Here are some tweets from the event:

It is hard to put into words how impactful an event like this is on the webmaster and SEO community. Google spends a lot of time, money and resources putting this together and while most webmasters and SEOs are not in attendance, there is a group of devoted that come and are invited to the GooglePlex once a year to eat, drink, talk and dance.

Most of all, Googlers are actively reaching out, asking the community at this event, how they can do better for the community, their clients and as a search engine. I've heard Googlers repeatedly say to webmasters last night, "we care."

Most of my take aways from last year would be duplicate content on this story if I repeated them, so I am linking to it instead.

Thanks Google!

Forum discussion at tweets above.


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