Google Snippets & People Also Ask Not Always Updated The Same Time

May 5, 2020 • 7:11 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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Ethan Lazuk shared a screen shot showing how a snippet was recently updated by Google but the people also ask version was not, and was still showing the 2017 version. This shows that Google can show a snippet in two different spots from different times those snippets were indexed.

Ethan wrote on Twitter "We updated a blog post from 2017. The regular snippet pulls the new title tag and updated text for a description, but the People also ask box right below it shows the old version of the text. Is the latter updated at a different rate?"

John Mueller of Google responded that it "looks like it."

Does seem interesting but based on what we know of how Google works, this should not be surprising.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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