As part of my daily reading I came across this unique video that takes the viewer behind the scenes into a Google Quality Search meeting. One thing I liked was how informal this meeting was. You can see Amit Singhal who is Senior VP at Google mixed with what looks like recent college grads in a conference room that for most multi billion dollar companies would be a storage closet. Google is known for having a very laid back corporate structure and in this video we see all levels of expertise interacting with one another regardless of position.
You can see why Amit is the VP as he addresses a seemingly inconsequential change to the algorithm, one that only effect .1% of search and would have drastic resource requirements to implement. The consensus seems to accept the simple workaround when Amit says “why don’t we just do it right”. You can almost feel the momentum shift in the video as the lack of arguments to that logic are peeled back. Paul Haahr a ranking lead with Google is the only one that fires back but again there is no argument to “just do it right”