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Mark Barrera Jan 22
Not sure if you've been tipped off yet but big changes recently to featured snippets. If you own the featured snippet, you only get that one listing and your 'normal organic' ranking is pushed to be the number one result on page 2. So instead of 2 listings, just one.
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Mark Barrera Jan 22
Any more insights you can provide on this ?
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Danny Sullivan
If a web page listing is elevated into the featured snippet position, we no longer repeat the listing in the search results. This declutters the results & helps users locate relevant information more easily. Featured snippets count as one of the ten web page listings we show.
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Mark Barrera Jan 22
Thanks for the update! I assume this rolled out today or any more insights you can shed?
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Danny Sullivan Jan 22
It rolled out today 100% globally.
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Yvo Schaap Jan 23
This is the strangest change I've seen in a decade in search. If I add: <meta name="robots" content="nosnippet"> I get back my original positions in the list?
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Yvo Schaap Jan 23
The answer is: NO! This will remove the whole description in the SERPS also. See: Now trying: <meta name="robots" content="max-snippet:200"> tip cc
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Gennaro Cuofano Jan 22
is this affecting also Knowledge Panels? Because for what I can see from this example, it does. Though it seems inconsistent to me to use the same approach for knowledge panels - on desktop results - where the position of the panel on the SERP is on the right side...
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Danny Sullivan Jan 22
That's not a Knowledge Panel. It's featured snippet-like variant. We are deduplicating there. On mobile, where most people search and these are inline, it especially makes sense.
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Jaroslav Hlavinka Jan 22
Hello , how does this affect position data in Google Search Console Analytics for situation when featured snippet is in a SERP?
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Danny Sullivan Jan 22
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Ann Smarty Jan 22
What if the listing is not "elevated" but moved to the right? It's losing all of its organic visibility without the organic position... Will there be a way to opt out off appearing in the featured snippets then?
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Danny Sullivan Jan 22
See https://t.co/Ar4jwoeKKo
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