Google Answer Box Providing Irrelevant Answers From Blog Comments

Apr 27, 2015 • 7:56 am | comments (2) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Typically, Google's answer box at the top of the search results are too helpful. So helpful, publishers are angered that the searcher is getting the answer without having to click over to their web site to get that answer.

But Google doesn't always get it right.

A WebmasterWorld thread shows an example of incredibly bad Google answer box for the query [schema markup hours]. The only good thing about this result is that they will likely by pass the answer box completely and click on the first result.

bad Google Answer

This whole answer box is a tease.

Why in the world would it pick up the comments section of the blog post?

This is just incredibly unusual and interesting.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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