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Google Showing Fewer Featured Snippets

Google seems to be showing fewer featured snippets in the search results since February 19, 2021. All three tools that I am aware that track featured snippets all showed a significant decline in the percentage of search results with featured snippets.

Although, as of this morning, RankRanger is showing a bit of a bounce back – making me wonder if this was some sort of Google bug?

Mozcast is showing a decline 7.5% of search results having featured snippets to 4.5% of search results having featured snippets:

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RankRanger is showing a decline 9.5% of search results having featured snippets to about 8.5% of search results having featured snippets:

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SEMRush is showing a decline 6.9% of search results having featured snippets to 5.1% of search results having featured snippets:

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SEOClarity also picked up on the change:

This would have happened after the unconfirmed February 17th update.

Mordy who knows this data pretty well, since he worked at RankRanger for years, said:

Glenn Gabe even looked at specific sites and confirmed he is seeing it:

Have you all noticed less featured snippets in your spaces?

Update: RankRanger updated this morning and is now showing a bit of a bounce back, I wonder if this was a Google bug?

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