Search Features: Direct Answers

  • Featured snippets: Optimization tips & how to ID candidate snippets

    … opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Search Engine Land. Staff authors are listed here. About The Author Brian Ussery is the Director of SEO at Razorfish and a leading authority on Google related SEO issues. He is a Google "Top Contributor" in the search console help forum and a trusted Google partner, who connects regularly to stay in-the-know about new and improved product features. …

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  • 3 tactics we’re using for Answer Boxes

    … “Position 0” is the new holy grail in organic search rankings. A normal position 1 ranking is great and all, but I’ll take an answer box that features my content (sometimes with an image) over position 1 in almost all cases. Just take a look at how attention-grabbing an answer box (also known as a “featured snippet”) is: With some of our own…

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  • Preparing for local reach in a ‘post-rank’ world: Get your data in line

    … searches a given business will be able to service. Even if Google doesn’t yet have markup options for such specific details, local websites featuring structured data will have an advantage in a voice-search world. More details — even those that don’t yet have markup options — can only enhance a website. Mobile search expert Cindy Krum recently explained…

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  • The #1 Reason Why Position #1 Doesn’t Matter

    …-rising flour and hoping I wouldn’t have to go back to the store. Anyway, moving on… ) As you can see, the direct answer information is displaying above the initial search result. I don’t even have to click on the link to find the answer I need. I’m able to see that if I pull the baking powder and salt out of the cupboard, I can save myself a trip…

    Rachel Lindteigen/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 37 readers -
  • What Time Is The Super Bowl? Google & Bing Are Confused

    As Super Bowl 50 approaches, people will begin searching more and more for the starting time (kickoff is 3:30pm PT on Sunday, Feb. 7). But right now, both Google and Bing live in the past, depending on how you ask. “What Time Is The Super Bowl?” Madness So many people search for the start time of the Super Bowl each year that news publications have vied against each other for ...

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