Google begins experimenting with featured snippets
in 2014, Google began answering complicated questions on the high of its search outcomes with detailed responses (or solutions) taken from web sites.
Does that sound like featured snippets? It ought to. Because it was.
We know from Google that featured snippets have been launched in January 2014. We don’t know the official date Google started testing it, however this was the day Search Engine Land first reported on the brand new search characteristic.
We didn’t but know these solutions have been referred to as “featured snippets,” however clearly that’s what we have been seeing. All Google would say on the time was: “we’re all the time experimenting with various kinds of solutions, however we don’t have extra particulars to share at this level.”
Read our protection of what was then an experimental characteristic: Google Search OneBox Answers Are Getting More Detailed
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