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Are these new "featured content" hitting your web traffic too?

Discussion in 'Google' started by JEET, Oct 11, 2018 at 7:21 PM.

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    Are these new "featured content" hitting your web ranks too?
    SEMrush
    It seems like google is indexing our webpages,
    scrapping our content,
    and displaying it on their own website.

    Complete answers to various questions are getting posted there...
    If people are getting answers directly on google website, then who would come to our website?

    We are the ones who made that content, are paying for servers, and other services,
    and its google which is getting the traffic...

    Yesterday I was looking for some colour codes,
    and a whole list of colours was directly available on google search result itself,
    which they scrapped from some other website...
    I didn't even cared to check the webpage where the actual list was...
    Why would I? I got the answer on google's website itself...
    Why would others care about our websites then?

    Isn't this a "copyright violation?"

    I am thinking of blocking google bot completely from my website. But am really confused at this point. Any suggestions are welcome. Its the stock market website in my signature. It was making good money from google traffic, but since I installed SSL (2 months back), my rankings went down, but I don't think that this is the only reason for lower sales. I think its that "featured content" on top of all their search results, which is just content "scraped" from our websites... People are getting answers directly on google itself, why would they click a link and come to our website?
     
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    JEET, Oct 11, 2018 at 7:21 PM IP
    SEMrush
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    You can make a legal removal request via the Feedback link under the featured snippet.

    IMO, most people will still end up visiting your site. It's hard to believe that it is the featured snippet that has negatively impacted your traffic. If anything I'd blame all the algorithm updates.
     
    qwikad.com, Oct 16, 2018 at 4:07 AM IP
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    Also the mobile first indexing has wreaked havoc on many sites. In a few week's time it should all get back to normal, I hope.
     
    qwikad.com, Oct 17, 2018 at 8:01 AM IP