FAQ & HowTo Schema Changes

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”Going forward, FAQ (from FAQPage structured data) rich results will only be shown for well-known, authoritative government and health websites. For all other sites, this rich result will no longer be shown regularly. Sites may automatically be considered for this treatment depending on their eligibility.”

https://developers.google.com/search/blog/2023/08/howto-faq-changes
Are you prepared for this? How much of a traffic cut are you guys expecting?
 
”Going forward, FAQ (from FAQPage structured data) rich results will only be shown for well-known, authoritative government and health websites. For all other sites, this rich result will no longer be shown regularly. Sites may automatically be considered for this treatment depending on their eligibility.”

https://developers.google.com/search/blog/2023/08/howto-faq-changes
Are you prepared for this? How much of a traffic cut are you guys expecting?
These days I expect anything and everything from Google.
 
How does any client side visual changes relate to dealing with spam Faq sites?

Google spiders will still crawl the schemas and rank results as before.

It's just that clients won't see FAQ section in rich results.
 
Interesting move by Google. From my experience, FAQ schema provided a significant SERP advantage for many sites. It's crucial now to pivot and focus more on core content quality and organic link-building strategies.
 
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