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Why does this site have a rectangle on Google Search?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by loael, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. loael

    loael Newbie

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    I blurred it out to hide the niche. The top result has a rectangle around it like it's recommended by Google, never seen that before. Anyone know what the heck that is? Thank you.
     
  2. gb

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    I'm not exactly sure what it's called or how you get in that spot, but I do know it shows up for questions like:
    How old is _____?
    Define _______
    etc.

    It's just to help people find what they're looking for faster. Sucks though because then people aren't clicking on your site.
     
  3. J-S-T

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    Yup, Most probably They are Steps when you Search for "How to" Queries.
     
  4. ORJay

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    Its been there in the serps for a while. Google scrapes content from the first post and display it in the serps itself so as the user doesn't even need to visit the page
     
  5. Nut-Nights

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    OP its clash of clan niche No need to hide. That first result is my website.
     
  6. SimpleSiteSolutions

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    For anyone wondering what it looks like without blur
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    What happens when you click "feedback"
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  7. ThopHayt

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    Rich snippets related?
     
  8. loael

    loael Newbie

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    It's a hacks / gaming niche so there shouldn't be a suggested result like that. That's just weird.
     
  9. wisdomkid

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    Nice one.. ONLY those who have the money to spend on SEO, would consider this niche.
     
  10. loael

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    It's not his site, lol. I know the guy who owns it. He just saw through the blur.