It seems Google is now showing featured snippets less often in the search results. There’s considerable fall in the percentage of queries showing featured snippets as tracking revealed by RankRanger and Mozcast. It’s a different thing that just a few months back there were reports of Google started showing more featured snippets.
Surprisingly, there are no such complaints from webmasters, SEOs or publishers on seeing less featured snippets for their sites. It’s hard to confirm whether this is super widespread or just based on the data sets these tool providers are tracking, or it may be a UI change in Google’s search results that triggered it.
Have you noticed if your site is coming up less often for featured snippets or less featured snippets are showing up in the Google search results? This is really astonishing because you’d expect Google to show more featured snippets over time, not less.
See the forum discussion at Twitter.