Featured Snippets, or Answer Boxes, are formatted “card style” results from Google that provide users with succinct answers to search queries. The goal of Featured Snippets is to direct users to useful information quickly – reducing the need to skim content to pinpoint what they need. To create this type of result, Google pulls a short excerpt (snippet) from the ranking webpage’s content that it determines is relevant to the user’s query – no structured markup required.
With any long term initiative, it can be a challenge to know if you are on the right path towards success or if you are not making enough progress toward your goals. At times, SEO and content initiatives can fall into this bucket. You may have a great strategy, be executing according to your plan and feeling like you’re on the right path, but how do you know for sure? You’re not going to see the traffic, conversions, and revenue until further down the road, especially if you are in a B2B industry with a long sales cycle.
Since the pandemic struck earlier this year, TikTok is a platform many users of all ages started to engage with on a larger scale to create short video clips of enticing content. While TikTok has a vast audience of over 800 million active users worldwide, it was only a matter of time before another social platform adapted to provide a new way to use video in a similar format.