Announcing the Google Search Conference 2018

Regional language Internet usage is growing at an unprecedented pace in India and generating great demand for local language content. While many publishers have focused on Hindi, there is now growing demand for other regional languages. We are delighted to share that we are bringing back the Google Search conference with an objective to help Indian language publishers make the most of the opportunity and bridge the Indian language content gap that exists on the web today.

We will be hosting conferences across 11 cities in India to help local language publishers and webmasters better understand how they can make their content easily accessible to the growing number of Internet users across India. In addition to Hindi, this year we will cover four other Indian languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Bengali.

Conference cities and dates -

  • Gurgaon on June 20 (Wednesday)
  • Pune on June 22 (Friday)
  • Indore on July 2 (Monday)
  • Patna on July 4 (Wednesday)
  • Lucknow on July 6 (Friday)
  • Hyderabad on July 16 (Monday)
  • Visakhapatnam on July 18 (Wednesday)
  • Kolkata on July 20 (Friday)
  • Coimbatore on July 30 (Monday)
  • Chennai on Aug 1 (Wednesday)
  • Bengaluru on Aug 3 (Friday) - this event is focused on women webmasters

At each day-long conference, members of the Google Webmaster Outreach team will talk about a host of topics including ‘How Search Works’, ‘Tips for better visibility of Indian language websites in Google Search’, ‘Best practices for mobile-friendly websites’, ‘Google’s Search quality guidelines’ and many other important topics. We are also including a  session from the Google AdSense team to elucidate their policies and share how to avoid mistakes while running AdSense on your sites.

Please note that this is an invite-only event and filling out the form does not guarantee your spot at the conference. Please register your interest here! (The registration for the aforementioned cities closes 10 days before the listed date). Once selected, you will receive an invitation email from us confirming the venue details.

Posted by Vandana Bharvani, Director, Research & Outreach - Trust & Safety