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Google SERPs showing blog comments in Answer Box?

     
2:59 pm on Apr 22, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I was doing a Google search to find the schema markup for local businesses, specifically hours of operation, when I noticed an Answer Box show up with content from commenters coming from the first result.

It looks something like this:

12 Thoughts on "How to Use Schema Markup for Local SEO"

  • Lauren says:
  • Daniel says:
  • Nathan says:


The weird thing is that it only shows the date and time for when they posted their comment.

Here is the screenshot: [i.imgur.com...]

Did anybody else notice this?
6:55 am on Apr 23, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Oh, dear. Do you suppose there's the remotest possibility that the answers contained in that box could ever supply the information that anyone, anywhere was seeking, for any search of any kind ever? "Most common screen names for people posting opinions on..." (Did it really say "keyword removed" or did you cleverly edit before posting the screenshot? :))

It's schema dot org, isn't it?
1:42 pm on Apr 24, 2015 (gmt 0)

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@lucy24 It really said "keyword removed", maybe Google is trying to filter only real names for that kind of search result?
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It clearly shows the beta nature of this project. Also, it clearly shows how much they care right now about their quality results.
2:47 pm on Apr 24, 2015 (gmt 0)

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It really said "keyword removed", maybe Google is trying to filter only real names for that kind of search result?


I am getting the same result as the screenshot using search query as shown on the image when searching on google.com. The "keyword removed" is in fact on the comments part of the page itself - unless the commenter called themselves "keyword removed" then the keywords were removed by SEJ comment moderator.

It certainly pushes the results further down the page and as far as I am concerned, it is not useful at all.
3:36 pm on Apr 24, 2015 (gmt 0)

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The "keyword removed" is in fact on the comments part of the page itself - unless the commenter called themselves "keyword removed" then the keywords were removed by SEJ comment moderator.


You're right, I didn't notice this earlier.

Just a very weird search result, still wondering what the purpose would be to show the comments on the top result.

I for one am a person who gets more value out reading the comments on blog posts over just reading the article. So I like this idea to a point, just obviously needs some work.