Google Featured Snippet Update

Google Removes A Web Page Listing From Search When Present In Featured Snippet

Posted On : January 24th, 2020   By : Diptimayee Mohanty   To : Google Update

On Jan 23rd, Google’s Danny Sullivan on Twitter confirmed that if a web page listing is present in Featured Snippet then Google is not going to repeat the same listing in its main web search results. Google has made this update to help users discover relevant information more easily. Also, Google now counts Featured snippets as one of the ten web page listings.

Danny also revealed some more information on this update while answering on Twitter. Let’s have a look.

  1. This update only focuses on deduplication of the first page search result.
  2. When a website’s image is displayed in Featured Snippet, then there’s nothing to deduplicate as images didn’t have a web search listing. This update only focuses on the content that is present in Featured Snippet.
  3. This update is not applied to Google’s other rich results like Image Carousels, People Also Ask For etc.
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