Featured Snippet

Featured snippets are a component of Google’s search engine results page aimed at providing quick answers to user queries without requiring them to click through to another webpage. They typically feature Google’s suggested answer, sourced from a webpage, along with the page’s title, URL, and an accompanying image. While intended to streamline the search experience, featured snippets are primarily generated by algorithms and may not undergo fact-checking.


An example of a featured snippet is when someone searches for “how to tie a tie” on Google, and the search results display a box at the top of the page with step-by-step instructions and images demonstrating the process of tying a tie. This featured snippet provides users with a concise answer to their query directly on the search results page, eliminating the need to click through to a website for information.