By the way, we had our second webmaster live chat yesterday. I think almost everyone had a good time. It was free for anyone to dial in, and hundreds of people showed up. Thanks to the Google presenters and everyone that asked questions or talked in the chat. I got a chance to answer lots of questions in the written Q&A, and then after the official presentations were over we did a “lightning round” and answered a bunch more questions via audio for 20-25 minutes.
I think we’ll try to get an official recording up soon with answers from the Q&A, but Barry Schwartz has been working hard the last couple days. He was smart and recorded the chat audio as an MP3. He also copy/pasted a raw dump of the Q&A. You can hear/read both over on his post.
If we get a cleaned up version of the Q&A where we have a chance to correct any typos or similar stuff, I’ll add a pointer here. In the mean time though, there’s a huge amount of good information in the Q&A section. It was wild because we had maybe 15 people in one room in Mountain View (and more in Kirkland and Zurich), and a bunch of Googlers were just answering questions as fast as they could.
I thought the chat went really well, so I’ll probably press for us to continue this tradition. In the mean time, lots of people have been talking in Google’s webmaster discussion group.