In the latest version of Google’s Search Off the Record podcast with John Mueller, Gary Illyes and Martin Splitt. They spoke about a ton of topics including rendering, indexing, SEO and developer relations, the unconference and next conference and just a lot of joking around. But they also said that Bitcoin miners cannot use Google’s resources to mine Bitcoin.
Here is the audio file, it is worth listening to, because it gives you more information on how Google works:
Then Gary spoke about signal extraction and this is where Google pulls some signals, not all of them are used for rankings, some are and some aren’t. Some of the signals looked at in this phase include canonicalization, PageRank, SafeSearch, location, and language and more. He actually dug into PageRank for a while and discussed that is still used a lot by Google.
It was a good one!
Forum discussion at Twitter.