I'm in a box! (A small milestone)

Last Update: June 27, 2019

This is a sort of milestone, I guess.

I made it to a box.

Not the kind the pooch is in up there, but one of those information boxes.

It's on Bing.

Would it be better if were Google?

Probably.

But it's ok. I'm in a box. I feel like I made it to the big-time.

(P.S. I'm reeealllyyyy starting to appreciate Bing more and more.)

Today I posted a review, and it immediately made it to the #1 spot in Bing for the product name + review.

And it made it in this box for just the product name - above the actual product website. (Which is a good thing because this one is a total SCAM.)

As a result, my traffic is up much more today than it has been in what seems like forever, so I am feeling a bit relieved about that.

Thank goodness for Bing while Google continues to ignore my genius. ;)

- Christina

P.S. Have you been in a box? How did it go with your traffic?

P.P.S. Something I forgot to add: I updated the summary area of this particular post to make it more informational. Maybe that made a difference?

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nudge1969 Premium
Nice work Cristina.
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cld111 Premium
Thanks so much!

- Christina
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LLettau1 Premium
Nicely done!
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cld111 Premium
Thank you!

- Christina
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AnisChity Premium
Featured snippets are great! They are like a hack to get lots of traffic, in the last few months I've been getting a lot of them and they do send lots of traffic.

When your post goes into a snippet your traffic explodes because they are so clickable that people would click them instead of the first position or second position post.
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cld111 Premium
Wow that's great, and good for you! Do you find that the featured snippet position lasts for a while?

- Christina

P.S. Now I know the official name is featured snippet, but I might still like to call it a box. lol
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AnisChity Premium
For me, they last for like 2 weeks and then other posts will get a featured snippet and then lose it after a few weeks.
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cld111 Premium
Interesting. Good to know!

- Christina
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Lokhi Premium
I don't know if it's better to be in a Google box, but I believe it's pretty awesome to be in a box on a top search engine. GOOD JOB!

~L
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cld111 Premium
I'll take it! :) And thank you!

- Christina
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Brenda63 Premium
Im far from being in a box. Sorry that Google is an issue for you. Seems strange. Google bots as I recalled your struggle with your site. Hope you get some leads with the traffic you're getting.
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cld111 Premium
Thanks, Brenda! Google just does not seem to be ranking me on much lately. There was something different about this particular post, something new that I did that maybe Google will like?

In fact, I did almost the same review with just a slightly different scam yesterday and that one got ranked much lower in Bing.

Not to be mysterious, I just updated my summary area a bit. :)

- Christina
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Brenda63 Premium
Creepy Google. I do not understand their algorithms or how their crawl rates work. Seems they are slow. Since they keep changing their system, the more they mess with it, the worse it got but Jay would disagree with that. He is a SEO expert. He does one to one coaching you know, you can rack his SEO brain. Maybe something is up with your site and Google doesn't know what to do- I am far from being an expert on that.
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cld111 Premium
Oh I know. Google is so fickle. I am always considering Jay's coaching, but I'll play around with it first and see if I can get anything to happen.

Thanks for your encouragement!

- Christina
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Brenda63 Premium
Hope you figure it out. Sometimes you need more than just one head, you know, just saying.
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