John Giannandrea New Google Head of Search; Amit Singhal Leaving Google

Google has a brand new head of search.  Many were surprised to see that Amit Singhal, the head of Google Search, is leaving Google on February 26th.  Singhal has been a familiar figure for those who follow Google Search. His replacement has already been announced as John Giannandrea, who was the Google executive behind their recent forays into machine learning in search, including RankBrain.  He has been with Google since 2010.  His new official title will be Vice President of Engineering. It also shows the importance Google is placing on artificial intelligence and machine learning in their search algorithm, something search marketers have been watching closely in recent years, particularly with the release of RankBrain into the Google search algo last year. Giannandrea was the head of Machine Learning when…


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