Featured Snippets & Direct Answers

‘Navigate’ Query Prompts Google To Ask, ‘Were Do You Want To Go?’

If you go to Google and preform a search for [navigate] or [navigation] or [directions] or any other similar search, you will receive a direct answer/one box result at the top asking you “where do you want to go?” Below that, you’ll be asked to enter a starting point and a destination.  Once you’ve entered the …

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New Format For Google Sitelinks Shows More Site Content In Search Results

Google is either testing or possibly rolling out a new feature in the search results that allows users to see more content from a web site without having to click to the site. Rather than showing normal Sitelinks, which are in the screen shot above on the left, you will be presented with more detail Sitelinks, which …

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Google Adds Deep Breathing Exercises To Search Results

Another small feature that Google has quietly added  is a deep breathing exercise and meditation technique to the search results.  Just do a search for [deep breathing], [breathing exercise] and similar terms in Google search on desktop or mobile.  This can also work in other languages too, such as typing in [respiracion profunda], which was discovered by …

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Google Adds Air Quality Data In Search Results

Google now lets users get air quality and pollution data in the search results.  If you do [air quality], [air pollution] type searches, along with optional city qualifies, like [air quality in portland oregon], Google will display a rating of the air quality in that city. See the following examples: This feature works for both mobile …

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Google Search Results Page Displays Answer Without Any Search Results

When doing a search for some queries, Google will show answers without any additional search results.  As an example, if you do a search for [portland oregon time now], Google will display the answer, then show a button below the answer to load the search results. According to Google, with the queries where this shows …

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Google’s Latest Search Updates Brings More Content To Featured Snippets & Knowledge Panel Info

Recently, three new search updates was been announce by Google that centers around features snippets, knowledge panel information and suggestive for related topics. In a post on Google’s The Keyword blog, it says that a selection of featured snippets will now include more images and related search suggestions within the box displaying the featured snippet content.   It is …

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Google Won’t Add Featured Snippets Analytics In Search Console

According to Gary Illyes, a Google webmaster trends analyst, the company isn’t actively working on a tool within Google Search Console for publishers so that users will get analytics about their featured snippets. Illyes made the comments SMX Advanced this morning during his keynote conversation with Danny Sullivan. Google was found testing featured snippets within Google Search Analytics about …

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Another Study Shows That Featured Snippets Lead To Significant Drops In Organic Clicks

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen two studies That took a look at the impact of feature snippets in Google’s search results.  There is a new one that came out on June 13 from Visme, which was published on the Ahrefs blog, showing how search results with featured snippets lead to an 18.5 percent decrease in …

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