Google will drop FAQ in the search results.

They are tightening the grip because they couldn't find a solution to PAA loophole being exploited again and again.

This is going to affect my sites badly as I mostly rely on questions, longtails and other related queries with low serp competition.
 
They are tightening the grip because they couldn't find a solution to PAA loophole being exploited again and again.

This is going to affect my sites badly as I mostly rely on questions, longtails and other related queries with low serp competition.
The PAA is still there based on what I read from the post.
Only the faq schema rich snippet is not shown.
It won't affect your sites. You can still get PAAs from the serp and add to your sites.

I vote for this move. The FAQ snippets look spammy and I wonder how many user actually click through it.

We can still add FAQ schema to our sites as usual because it does no harm to us anyway.
Also we should not trust Google saying "While you can drop this structured data from your site, there's no need to proactively remove it." You know it's Google and posted by John Mu.
 
FAQ rich results will now mainly be shown for authoritative government and health websites.
Again big players would dominate the SERPs.
Well done Google! you are trying to cut the branch you are sitting on.
 
SEO is fun and these changes are what makes it fun

New changes allow for new opportunity. A search engine is dynamic and will always change. Let’s us create new strategies and concepts.

If you don’t like it then SEO is not the career you want to continue. Changes are good.
 
This actually good news! Are people too accustomed to complains only!

The less information they show on their search results, the more clicks to the original writers.

Although, I am confident they are removing it because no one actually used it.. but, I hope they do that for all other serp features
 
ah yes, Google doing everything for the greater good of the people... since 1998. Get your 3-pack google offer TODAY!

Stop relying on traffic from google focus more on Reddit and Quora these can provided solid traffic but one needs to carefully build their way
easier said than done. Google have "educated" (read: brainwashed) us to behave in a certain way, so now the entire planet can only trust and behave the way google have "educated" us you, which is why most conversions for most niches happen on google, while all other sites - despite of how much traffic and how loyal of a member base they have - do not convert so well. I'm not saying that it's not true (I really am not), but I've not seen anyone saying that their business functions on Reddit traffic or - worse - Quora traffic. And the few people that might run a business off Reddit traffic are just the exception to the rule
 
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Stop relying on traffic from google focus more on Reddit and Quora these can provided solid traffic but one needs to carefully build their way
Also building a solid email list of dedicated followers for your niche can work wonders. I have already started building one with the lure of free products. Gathered 20+ emails so far.
 
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