Google Search Displaying Far Fewer FAQ Rich Results Today

Aug 17, 2022 • 7:21 am | comments (1) by twitter | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

Rank Ranger reports show a significant drop again with the rich results for FAQs in the Google search results. Earlier this month 31% of the results the company tracked had FAQ rich results, now it is down to only 18% of those search results.

This is the second significant drop in Google displaying FAQ rich results in the past 30 days, we previously reported a 10-point drop or so a couple of weeks ago.

Here is the chart showing the two drops and then the bigger drop just two days ago:

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Google has a developer page on FAQ markup and explains "a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) page contains a list of questions and answers pertaining to a particular topic. Properly marked up FAQ pages may be eligible to have a rich result on Search and an Action on the Google Assistant, which can help your site reach the right users."

Here is what FAQ rich results look like on mobile:

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I asked Rank Ranger to confirm all is good with their tracking tool and they did:

Did you see a drop on your site?

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: Seems like many are not seeing this:

And RankRanger added this information later:

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