SEOs upset over Google dropping attribution in featured snippets
In 2019, SEOs were not happy about a Google featured snippet format that didn’t immediately show the source of the content.
For the Found on the web card, searchers had to click to expand the featured snippet and then scroll through various sources to see the publisher.
Danny Sullivan, Google’s Search Liaison said Google’s support of the overall ecosystem (searchers, advertisers and publishers) is important. “We don’t thrive & users don’t thrive unless the ecosystem thrives.”
This is an incredible search result from Google:
• Answers a fairly complex question
• Takes the copy of many 3rd party publisher to create its own independent web page
• Zero visible on-page links to the publishers who provided the data
This is the future of Google Search pic.twitter.com/txNU2Z7HB5
— Cyrus (@CyrusShepard) February 23, 2019
The future of Google search, indeed! Amazingly, you could write a very similar tweet in 2023.
Google’s recent preview of its generative AI search results featured answers to complex questions that were made possible after being trained on content created by third-party publishers, with a grand total of zero links to publishers. Déjà vu!
Read all about it in Controversy over Google Featured Snippets stealing publisher traffic reignites.
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