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Is it useless to rank a keyword with snippet / preview on first page?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Bekbek, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Bekbek

    Bekbek Junior Member

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    Good day just want to ask you guys, is it useless to rank a keyword with snippet / preview of some articles on the first page? Or should I go for it? Is there a chance that the snippet / preview from the other site will be gone if I rank on spot 1? Thank you
     
  2. AceWallGromit

    AceWallGromit Regular Member

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    I wouldn't bother. Put your energy and time into your projects and don't fall for these Google gimmicks.

    Google is expropriating your content via snippets to lower their own bounce rate and to keep users on Google.

    More and more I see Google respond to search queries with snippets and data from websites so instead of directing people to your website they just take a snippet of your website and give it away for free and people don't need to leave Google.

    If you want to try to knock off your competitors snippet give it a shot it might be interesting to see if you can do it but I wouldn't personally have that as a goal expecting it to bring miracles.
     
  3. Straight284

    Straight284 Newbie

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    Google ain't doing to keep people on Google. Google doing to make Google better. Plus, website owner gets branded and authority.
     
  4. theyarasa

    theyarasa Newbie

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    It is not useless but annoying because the snippet will steal the most traffic. However with ever-changing algo and seo work you put in, you always have a chance... especially with other variations of the search phrase
     
  5. mbreezy

    mbreezy Regular Member

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    Saw one of my top pages take a drastic hit to traffic once Google added a featured snippet. Still one of my top pages, but it isn't the powerhouse it used to be.

    I still say go for it if there is some good volume/interest, the competition isn't too high, and the traffic has the potential to convert.
     
  6. Bekbek

    Bekbek Junior Member

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    Thanks for the input guys