Featured Snippets & Direct Answers

Study Finds Featured Snippets Display On Desktop 13% More Often Than Mobile

According to a 30-day study conducted by Rank Ranger, Google displayed featured snippets on desktop 89.9% of the time compared to 73.3% on mobile. In the study, a dataset of 265 keywords were looked at that was known to produce featured snippets on desktop and found that publishers are more likely to land a featured snippet …

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In Response To Google Change, Yoast SEO Will Opt Users Into All Snippet Features By Default

In an announcement made September 27, people who use Yoast SEO are going to be opted into all of its snippet features by default. The update that contains this change, version 12.2, will roll out on October 1. A few days before, on September 24, Google announced new snippet settings to provide site owners some options that …

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Yoast SEO 11.6 Updates How-To Structured Data Block, Following Google’s Changes

The Yoast WordPress SEO plugin has recently been updated with how-to block. This new release even adds to the top of the meta box as well as schema and security fixes. Yoast, who referred back to Google’s announcement of support for how-to structured data at the I/O conference that took place in May, says it revamped …

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Yoast SEO 11.5 Updates The Mobile Snippet Preview

The latest update of the Yoast SEO WordPress plugin has revamped its mobile snippet preview. Now, it generates a preview of what your content will look like as a listing in Google’s mobile search results. Although this isn’t a new feature, the update replicates a Google mobile search snippet more accurately than before. It even …

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Yoast SEO 11.4 Adds FAQ Structured Data, UX Improvements

In Yoast SEO’s newest update, it is enhancing its FAQ blocks by automatically generating structured data to accompany questions and answers. With this upate, some UX improvements is introduced, as well as addressing issues with AMP pages when viewed in Reader mode. This update is only compatible with the WordPress block editor. Webmasters start by …

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Yoast SEO 11.2 Lets Webmasters Tailor Their Schema Output

Support for structured data continues to be added by Yoast SEO with its 11.2 update. This newest plugin version lets webmasters insert their own pieces of schema into Yoast’s graph, filter out pieces they don’t want to show to search engines, as well as add or delete social profiles. With structured data, search engines can …

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Yoast Adds Image And Video Schema With 11.1 Update

With Yoast’s 11.1 SEO plugin update, image and video Schema enhancements have been implemented into their service. Even though it won’t necessarily improve your ranking by adding Schema, it can at least enhance the way your results appear. Google is showing more images in web search results, which means that if you add the appropriate …

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Google Search Tests New Interface For Movie, TV Show Streaming Options

Google is testing a change in the search results for TV show and movie streaming options.  This feature was first launched by Google in the knowledge panel in 2017.  With this test, more streaming providers and options have been added. Screen shots of the new interface being tested for TV shows and movie streams were posted by Valentin …

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Google Featured Snippets Can Now Jump To Section Of Content It Is Sourcing

Google now has the ability to link some content it is showing in their search results in a new way.  Rather than linking to the page, Google anchors you to the exact spot of the answer you’re looking for and highlight the block of text that is most relevant to your query.  This feature only …

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Google Is Testing A Pronunciation Feature In Web Search

Google confirmed that they are experimenting with a new feature that helps some of their searchers pronounce words.  A Google spokesperson said “this is an experiment” they are running. There is a screenshot in a Reddit thread of this in action.  The query that triggered this one mobile search, in Google India, was [how to pronounce compunction]. If you ask …

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