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    Google’s John Mueller on Ranking for Featured Snippets


    A very interesting article on featured snippets

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    I wonder if Google is trying to say that html tables are becoming in vogue again. Tables do have their place it seems.
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    So structured data does not affect featured snippets?
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    Honestly it may not, but those of us that use "structured data" I think will see better search results. This is of course as long as it is not spam and done correctly.

    edited to add...
    That was some bad typo's lol..

    Thanks for pointing it out!

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    If structured data might be able to show better snippet than your competitors in organic results and your ctr improve, so my question is in that case your organic rankings will be improve or not? Just wanted to know.
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    No but your ctr may. But that's just my opinion.
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    Originally Posted by Test-ok
    No but your ctr may. But that's just my opinion.
    So you are saying CTR can influence organic listings right
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    No I'm not. I'm saying the organic listings can influence more clicks and give you better odds on someone purchasing, if ya can get them to the slot machine how are ya going to put their quarter in?
    Hope that makes sense.
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    Ya that makes sense to me, buyer potential
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    Originally Posted by KnowOneSpecial
    I wonder if Google is trying to say that html tables are becoming in vogue again. Tables do have their place it seems.
    I would like to know if anyone has used tables in featured Snippets? In my experience structured data helps in ranking but I wonder if tables would do a better job
    Last edited by universo; Jan 25th, 2019 at 09:16 AM.
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    Just got the notification in my inbox today. Thought I would share on this thread. from StoneTemple no less... (the grapich is linked to the whole article)
    Notice the data set on the right, it shows tables being the most robust aspect.

    According to StoneTemple you can get a "Featured Snippet in 8 easy steps"! ( Personally I don't know if it is this easy, LOL ) It's a good read either way, enjoy guys and gals.

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    Originally Posted by KnowOneSpecial

    According to StoneTemple you can get a "Featured Snippet in 8 easy steps"! ( Personally I don't know if it is this easy, LOL ) It's a good read either way, enjoy guys and gals.
    Well KnowOne, right after I saw this, the Star reviews showed up on one of my sites, the site that has been giving me problems for months. Thanks again, you do your best work in the ethers..


    But that is kind of big news from Mueller about Tables. An industry moving away from them for years, when its now potentially affirmed to HELP SEO.
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    You're welcome Phillip. Glad I could be of assistance to you.

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