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The Growth of Google Direct Answers - A Dreamforce14 Presentation by Danny Sullivan

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View the #DF14 #Dreamforce14 presentation given by Danny Sullivan (@DannySullivan) Founding Editor & Chief Content officer of http://SearchEngineLand.com & http://marketingland.com

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The Growth of Google Direct Answers - A Dreamforce14 Presentation by Danny Sullivan

  1. The Growth Of Google Direct Answers Danny Sullivan Founding Editor, MarketingLand.com & SearchEngineLand.com @DannySullivan
  2. A Quick History Of Direct Answers @dannysullivan
  3. Direct Answers Aren’t New & Google Didn’t Start Them @dannysullivan
  4. Some Early History Of Direct Answers  AltaVista Shortcuts: In 2002, provided links to weather, stock quotes and more  Yahoo Shortcuts: In 2003, similar to AltaVista with weather, quotes, more  Google: In 2005, added weather then “Google Q&A” with fast facts on celebrities, planets, movies and more Historic & current examples drawn from Google Direct Answers, Search Engine Land’s archive of stories on the topic... @dannysullivan
  5. 2007: Google Launches The “Plus Box” @dannysullivan
  6. 2007: Flight Tracking Takes Off @dannysullivan
  7. 2008: Olympics Information @dannysullivan
  8. 2009: Was That An Earthquake? @dannysullivan
  9. 2009: Sports Results @dannysullivan
  10. 2010: “Answer Highlighting” In Snippets @dannysullivan
  11. 2010: What Time Is The Super Bowl? @dannysullivan
  12. 2010: More Facts From “Google Squared” @dannysullivan
  13. 2010: Futbol! @dannysullivan
  14. 2010: Hockey @dannysullivan
  15. 2010: Suicide Prevention (& Why Direct Answers Are Great) @dannysullivan
  16. 2011: Snow Report @dannysullivan
  17. 2013: March Madness @dannysullivan
  18. 2014: Direct Answers Go BIG @dannysullivan
  19. @dannysullivan Menus
  20. Step-By-Step @dannysullivan
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  22. Structured Snippets Google Structured Snippets Officially Live In Search Results, Search Engine Land, Sept. 2014 @dannysullivan
  23. Direct Answers Now Appear More Often @dannysullivan
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  27. Now In Nearly 4% Of All Queries, According To MozCast Source: MozCast SERP Features Graph @dannysullivan
  28. Concerns Over Credit @dannysullivan
  29. 2011 @dannysullivan
  30. 2014 @dannysullivan
  31. 2010 @dannysullivan
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  33. 2007 @dannysullivan
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  35. 2014 @dannysullivan
  36. Are You Thinking WTF Google? @dannysullivan
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  40. Sourcing The Sources  Some answers done through partnerships; menus, for example, from third-party provider  Others are just because facts is facts, says Google… When Google Shows A Source Or Credit For Quick Answers & Knowledge Graph, Search Engine Land, Sept. 2014 @dannysullivan
  41. So Direct Answers Will Kill SEO? @dannysullivan
  42. Stone Temple Study: Links Are Often Provided @dannysullivan The Great Knowledge Box Showdown: Google Now vs. Siri vs. Cortana, Stone Temple Consulting
  43. But Time At Google Itself Is Up Search Engines Keep Searchers Longer Before Referring Traffic To Web Sites MediaPost, Sept. 2014 @dannysullivan
  44. Not All Steps Provided @dannysullivan The Great Knowledge Box Showdown: Google Now vs. Siri vs. Cortana, Stone Temple Consulting
  45. Google Mines Answers From Others, Then Stores Them More Google Answer Boxes, with Bonus Experiment! Moz, Oct. 2014 @dannysullivan
  46. SEO Is Dead! @dannysullivan
  47. Not quite… @dannysullivan
  48. @dannysullivan Incomplete Answers
  49. Weird Answers @dannysullivan
  50. @dannysullivan NSFW Answers
  51. @dannysullivan You Know Nothing, Google! Photo of Ygritte from HBO – Watch Game Of Thrones!
  52. Reasons To Relax  Google isn’t perfect, can’t turn everything into direct answers  Direct answers still small, single percentage amount of searches  Many searches are complex in nature or multi-session  Publishers aren’t reporting major traffic drops  But stay tuned -- concerns remain & people are watching to see if Google maintains search engine “balancing act,” especially if the Knowledge Vault really does come @dannysullivan
  53. Things To Do  Don’t like? Nosnippets tag is about the only option  Want? Put more information in tables for structured snippets  As always, be the essential answer Google avoid pointing to  And keep on SEOing, our Periodic Table Of SEO is a good start @dannysullivan
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