Huge Drop In Google People Also Ask

Jul 11, 2022 - 7:41 am 7 by
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Google seems to be showing the people also ask feature a lot less often now on desktop. According to Semrush and RankRanger, it was at about 60% of queries showing people also ask and now it is closer to 30%.

The decline started around July 7th, last Thursday. That is a huge drop. Here are the charts from both those tracker tools.

Semrush:

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RankRanger:

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This is a big change - is this causing issues for any of you?

Here is what people also ask look like:

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The folks at RankRanger are looking into what changed here, if it is a reporting issue or a real change in Google Search.

Semrush said this is not a mistake:

RankRanger said the data is correct:

Also, seoClarity saw a 50% drop in SERPs showing PAAs since July 5, the company told me after this story went live.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

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