Google Featured Snippets Showing "According To" Above Some Results

Jan 4, 2018 • 7:45 am | comments (6) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

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If you search Google for [top online marketers] Google will show you a featured snippet that is a bit different than any other featured snippet layout that I think I've ever seen.

First, it shows the source, so in this case it says "According to" Then it shows thumbnail images of the first 6 listed, with ways to expand to show more or see related people to those listed here. And then comes the normal featured snippet. Here is a screen shot:

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Google Home or Assistance voice responses typically always start with "according to" before they give you the answer. But I can't get this display treatment for other queries.

This was first spotted by Himani Kankaria on Twitter.

Can you replicate this for other queries?

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: Here is a mobile design of this years later:

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