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Big Loss of Featured Snippets

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mbreezy, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. mbreezy

    mbreezy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Jun 27, 2012
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    My site lost several featured snippets to a competitor for keywords that drive 25k+ combined average search volume per month.

    Needless to say, I'm pretty disappointed.

    What makes it even more frustrating is that we haven't changed anything on page, and neither have they; and to make matter worse, their content is slightly more data driven... but the information is incorrect.

    I have a couple hypotheticals as to why this has happened:
    • Google is making some changes and trying something new
    • The frequency of backlinks to my pages has slowed down a bit (I'm targeting other pages)
    • Or maybe this competitor is gaming the feedback system, giving my results negative feedback on the snippets I held and possibly good feedback to theirs
    Anyone else have any major losses in Featured Snippets? Or thoughts on black hatting the feedback of them?