Google May Add Answer Box Data & Tools To Webmaster Tools

May 13, 2015 - 8:33 am 2 by

Google AnswersComing out of SMX Sydney, Google's Gary Illyes supposedly said that the Google Webmaster Tools team is looking to add a way to see data and enable "interactions" with Google Answer results.

I actually suggested this back in November 2014 in my story named How Google Can Screw Publishers Less With Google Answers: A Solution. I said, build in a way into Google Webmaster Tools where publishers can control some of what is displayed in the Google Answers if/when Google picks their content to display in the Google Answer box. Then in February we saw Google test forms of this in play.

Now, supposedly Gary Illyes from Google said at SMX that Google is working on something like this.

Via Jennifer Slegg, both Pete Meyers on Twitter and Reeva on Twitter quote Gary as saying this is coming.

I think this would be awesome and a good step forward to making publishers less upset with these answer boxes.

Forum discussion at Twitter and Twitter.

Update: Maybe not? I asked Gary for more details, so far only Pete Meyers responded, he was in the audience:

And Gary from Google in his funny way:

 

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