Google Answers Now Showing Action Links For Third-Party Web Sites

Feb 4, 2015 • 8:10 am | comments (1) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

In November, we documented how Google began sprucing up their Google Answers boxes with answer action links. But the catch was, it only worked for Google specific content. I said, Google should give you and I a way to get these links as well - and it looks like they are now.

A search for [wordpress download], quickbooks install] and many other related queries will now show these action links directly in the Google Answer box.

Here are pictures:

Google Answers Action Links WordPress

Google Answers Action Links QuickBooks

Brent Nau first spotted this and posted it both on Google+ and Twitter.

I emailed Google asking for how these specific queries and websites got such links. Is it a test feature? Is it automated? Is it built into Google Webmaster Tools?

I have not heard back after emailing them around 15 hours ago.

This is however a better solution than just not adding any links to the publishers site when providing a quick answer in the search results.

Forum discussion at Google+ and Twitter.

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