I can't make sense of Google's results!

Last Update: December 14, 2016

Hi folks!

Google sometimes gives me a headache!

Upon typing a keyword, it sometimes returns illogical results that I can't make sense of, maybe you can. Let me give you an example:

Say I look for this keyword: "types of carbs". Look at the results below:

1- Why is that result featured in a frame? is it Google or the website?

2- Why isn't the first result that's featured (diabetes.org) which an authoritative website while the second result (featured) is just a niche website?

Then, if we scroll down, we find the third result:

Again, why is the third result shows in the "people also ask" section? Is Google or some optimization within the website? Why not the 1st or 2nd result are displayed in this area?

Many thanks!

ZED,

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GayleneNepia Premium
Hi Ziane,

I can't offer any solutions to this problem, I came here today to learn something from the comments, that being said, I like Michael's reply. Hope you get this resolved. Have a great day.
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iZED Premium
Hi Gaylene!
You know, I think this proves that some of the talk about authoritative websites, tough niches and competition doesn't make much sense anymore. It's doable! provided we do our homework obviously :)
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GayleneNepia Premium
Yes I agree, it's good for our sites.
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Ultimateless Premium
It has to do with Structured Data Markup. When you set up your website in the way that they want you to do it, it makes it easier for their bots to troll your site and you get better preferences.
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iZED Premium
To the point that it helps a small niche website to outrank an authoritative one! that's something to consider.
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Ultimateless Premium
Absolutely, it gives you a fighting chance against the big boys who don't necessarily know this trick.
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StepChook Premium
Very enigmatic, indeed!
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iZED Premium
Yep, tons of nonsense to rummage through.
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Toshmack Premium
It's a minefield of problems :)
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iZED Premium
I mean they're hammering home SEO, optimization and what not, why they don't OPTIMIZE their results!
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Toshmack Premium
Exactly :)
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jvranjes Premium
It is about pretty girl in the featured post. Now we know what we have to do.

There was a question by Nathaniell on this issue a few days ago. His own post was number 1 and featured was the second one. We shall never know how Google works.
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iZED Premium
:) so funny, Jovo! I guess it's the girl too :)
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cm2108 Premium
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iZED Premium
Thanks Gus, I'll be reading these.
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MKearns Premium
They must have a preference algorithm you would need to decode Zane!
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iZED Premium
They sometimes just don't know what they're doing:)
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