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Webmaster Tools - position in search results. Is the G provided answer counted?
vivalasvegas




msg:4542641
 7:56 pm on Feb 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

For many searches Google provides a short answer at the very top (like when typing 1 inch they show you 1 inch=2.54 cm). Does this count as a search result in Webmaster Tools under Average position? WMT constantly reports position 2 or 3 for some of my pages although they've ranked right below the G answer for months.

 

Andy Langton




msg:4542678
 8:47 pm on Feb 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

I can't give a definitive answer to this, but I believe it isn't counted as a ranking. I confess I don't use WMT ranking data very frequently for checking positions, but from a quick test I ran there Google's numbers were what I expected.

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