Determine Where Your Featured Snippet Would Rank Organically
In the wake of the featured snippet madness 😱 that happened recently, marketers began to contemplate 🤔 de-optimizing their websites to get rid of featured snippets.
The question that most marketers and website owners have is, where would a website 🙇♀️ rank in search results if it no longer had a featured snippet?
Given that the featured snippet isn’t always from the 🔝 top search result, de-optimizing could mean your website could rank pretty low on the first page 👎 of search results!
Fear not, we have a sweet hack for #TipTuesday to take the guesswork out of this! 🙌
You can force 💪 the number of results per page to be lower than 10 by using the &num=9 URL parameter (will also work with num=8, num=7, etc). See the pictures in this post for an example!
When you do this, the “featured snippet layer” is disabled, 👏 so the non-snippet rankings are shown. ✅
With this little hack, you’ll be able to see where your website will rank for a search term if you were to de-optimize for a featured snippet. 👍