Did Google Change How To Schema In November 2019 Update?

Jan 20, 2020 • 7:37 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Questions Faq Schema

Jeff Hawley shared on Twitter that he thinks Google not only is showing how-to schema more randomly and less often but also changed how they function a bit. This, he said, coincided with the November update.

He said on Twitter "Google appears to be more selective (or random?) about displaying the HowTo SERP features. I've noticed a huge decline since the last update. I feel like it might be even since Nov update." I am not sure if it would be related to the November update, but who knows.

In any event, I checked RankRanger's feature tracker but it lumps both FAQs with How-Tos and doesn't go that far back:

Rankranger How To Schema Chart

So it is hard for me to confirm this with the tools.

He did also say that the behavior changed:

Did you see this change? If so, let us know.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: More data from RankRanger:

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