Google Adds Features To Featured Snippets

Well, I’m shocked, shocked I say.

After making us all think Featured Snippets had been knocked on the head and replaced by Knowledge Panels, Google only go and add more features into the Featured Snippets!

Where will it all end?

Read more in this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 8th December 2017.

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SEO News & Updates 8th December 2017

I’m really fascinated by this week’s SEO News and Updates for 8th December 2018.

Read it now 🙂

Journalists accept money for mentions of companies in their stories.

Google is dumping rendered AJAX crawling.

Featured Snippets and Knowledge Panels are slowly replacing organic listings until there are none left….

The SEO Bits & Pieces are wild fun as usual.

#SEO #SEONews #LinkSpam #Googlebot #JavaScript #FeaturedSnippets #SERP
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Knowledge Panels Gain From Featured Snippets

Oh noes! Poor Featured Snippets have been giving way really bland Knowledge Panels.

Re-arranging the deck chairs on a well-know boat springs to mind.

If you rely on crowd-sourced content, you are always going to find a fair degree of rubbish in it.

Putting it in a Knowledge Panel is like putting lipstick on a pig.

Read this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 1st December 2017.

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Featured Snippets Disappearing

Google’s Featured Snippets are disappearing from SERPs.

They’re not gone wholly, but Google seems to be rolling back plenty and replacing with Knowledge Panels.

Perhaps Google has realised that webmasters have started to game these and the quality has suffered somewhat – a lot of those I see are poor.

Read more now in this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 24th November 2017.

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SEO News Updates 24th November 2017

Nominally, it was a quiet week in terms of SEO news. That is apart from Net Neutrality, YouTube ad horrors and John Mueller trolling link-builders.

Oh, and some updates on link text, Featured Snippets and some amusing SEO Bits & Pieces.

Not such a quiet week then.

Read the very latest SEO News and Updates for 24th November 2017. They will fill your day with lightness and wonder.

#SEO #SEONews #NetNeutrality #YouTube #LinkBuilding #FeaturedSnippets #InternalLinks
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Google Featured Snippets AMP URLs


Google now links to AMP URLs from Featured Snippets.

Most of the time.

If there’s an AMP URL available.

And it’s on mobile.

AMP isn’t a criteria for picking a Featured Snippet however.

Read what to do about it in this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 08 Sept 2017.

#SEO #SEONews #FeaturedSnippets #AMP #PageSpeed #GoogleAnalytics
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TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 08 Sept 2017

Wow, exciting stories for this week’s SEO News & Updates.

Google listed critical factors for Mobile First.

I was pleased that I could edit Google My Business listings directly in search.

Google is using AMP URLs for Featured Snippets.

The Google Search Console Beta program expanded – were you included?

Google Local partially rolled back its Possum Update.

The Bits and Pieces delivered on social media and links. Good reading if you ask me!

#SEO #SEONews #MobileFirst #GoogleMyBusiness #FeaturedSnippets #GoogleSearchConsole #GoogleLocal

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Read the mind-bendingly marvellous SEO Bits & Pieces. There really are some interesting snippets in there.

If you would like to discuss anything about these snippets of Google goodness, please feel free to contact me.

#SEO #FeaturedSnippets #AMP

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No Featured Snippet Data Google Search Console

In this free thought-piece, you can read actionable insights into the reasons for Google not surfacing Featured Snippet Data in Google Search Console. You can find this data in other ways, and whether you should be targeting Featured Snippets in the first place, is still up for debate. Click the link to read.

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TWIS SEO Update 16 June 2017

Read this week’s free guide to the latest SEO updates for w/e 16 June 2017:
– Google admits Mobile First Index delayed until 2018; 
– The Periodic Table of SEO Success for 2017 released ; 
– Google think most CMSs produce XML Sitemaps; 
– Featured Snippets data not coming to a Search Console near you; 
– More commentary on Guest Post Link Spam; 
– As well as some exceptionally riveting Bits & Pieces.

It really is a very good read.

#SEO #MobileFirst #XMLSitemaps #LinkBuilding #FeaturedSnippets… Read More

Google Testing Featured Snippets

Read actionable insights about how Google has been playing with Featured Snippets and whether the Featured Snippet site also benefits from its “normal” listing in the Organic SERPs.

#SEO #OrganicSERPs #FeaturedSnippets… Read More

TWIS 19 May 2017

Read the TWIS SEO Update for w/e 19th May 2017 – jam-packed with actionable insights:

Google Lens Visual Search announced;
Google Assistant Coming to iPhone;
Rumours of a Google Update;
Google Analytics AMP update;
Google Testing Dropping Secondary Listings for Featured Snippets;
And some exceptionally interesting Bits and Pieces.

#SEO #GrowthHacking #GoogleLens #GoogleAssistant #GoogleAnalytics #AMP #GoogleUpdates #FeaturedSnippets #GoogleIO… Read More