"I'm a Snippet" but I'm also confused?!?
Jaaxy Rank Check
Today was earmarked to check my website post rankings on Jaaxy and cross-check them using the incognito feature on Google/Bing/Yahoo search engines.
To begin I generally check those post that have already ranked. The reason for this is two-fold, first to check that they are still ranking and second to check that they've not lost their ranked status.
My little heart always dips a bit when I see that red arrow facing downwards :-(
On the other hand my all time favourite image is...
Found in Position: 1 Page: 1 Position Change:--
....for obvious reasons :-)
And for anyone who is new to this community it basically means my post has been found in Position 1 on Page 1 of Google/Bing/Yahoo and that position has not changed since last checked!
So if someone searches the web using a keyword that I have used in my article my post will pop up as the first option.
However when I searched under my first post I discovered a rather strange anamoly.
Albeit delighted with the Page 1, Position 1 status it appears that Mr Google has not included my SEO description in the search engine result, yet Mr Bing has?!?And upon further inspection it appears that Mr Google has my very same article showing within a "Featured Snippet" - so thanking you kindly :-) although if you happen to miss the featured snippet on your search, you've also missed the chance to read my article...!!
Howandever I am nevertheless delighted to see this post and my "Featured image" showing front and centre, as it were, below is the view from incognito.
Does anyone know why Google would not show my SEO description on this article, yet Bing does?
Is it merely linked to the fact that search engine shows the post as a featured snippet and the other search engine does not?
30 Day Report
The mysteries of understanding SEO and Jaaxy not to mention how the search engines worked intensified even more when I searched my other previously ranked posts.
It appears that over a 30-day period the rankings on another one of my articles has fluctuated with Google and Yahoo but Bing has remained steady?I found that revelation quite odd and I simply cannot fathom why that would happen...
If there are any SEO experts out there in the WA community that could provide some insight I would be ever so grateful...just want to make sure it's not something I am doing/or not doing...
FYI purposes below is a synopsis of how featured snippets are chosen, as per Mr Google.
"Featured snippets come from web search listings. Google's automated systems determine whether a page would make a good featured snippet to highlight for a specific search request"
Hope you're all keeping safe, well and sane and that your hump day is/has been good ~Jules