Google Tests Clustering Featured Snippet Refinement Bubbles

Oct 4, 2018 • 7:36 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

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Google began showing refinement filter bubbles under the featured snippets back in April. Now, according to STAT, Google is testing grouping or clustering these refinement filters into pairs. Here is a screen shot on Twitter from Dan Nutter that captured this in action in the Google search results.

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Eric Hedekar from STAT added that he pulled about 5,000 Answer Carousel search results from the 28th (which is only ~10% of the ones STAT collected) and found 66 that have these clusters, so just over 1% of them.

I personally cannot replicate this myself, but it is interesting. I suspect it is related to the new topic layer and dynamic categorization abilities of the knowledge panel?

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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