Google Featured Snippet Results Image Spam

Jul 12, 2017 - 8:07 am 16 by

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Go to Google and search for [school holidays] and at the top you will see a featured snippet, which now includes both the textual answer and an image. If you see what I do, you will see that the image promotes €200 off a vacation package.

Here is the featured snippet:

Google Featured Snippet Image Ad Spam

The interesting part, if you go to the page where the image is, you will see a very text heavy page around UK based school holiday dates. There is an image ad in the middle that takes you to an advertiser. I doubt, but who knows, that this featured snippet spam was intentional.

Either way, after Rick_BarK reported this on Twitter to Google's Gary Illyes, Gary said on Twitter that he filed a report about this:

I wonder if we will see an influx of these attempts to spam the graphic used on the featured snippets?

Forum discussion at Twitter.


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