How about an SEO hack that could literally take effects in under 60 minutes to show up on Google SERPs?
And if you do it right, there’s a 90% chance that the results are going to be positive?
I’m not talking about changes that need hours to execute; this, however, takes no more than 5 minutes to implement.
The hack is adding FAQ schema.
A few hours ago, I stumbled upon Matthew Woodward’s post, where he shared how to use FAQpage schema to land your posts into FAQ rich snippets in Google SERPs. That too by simply adding a few lines of codes to your pages.
In fact, he even got a FAQ schema code generator developed to help you create a code in one click.
I tried this technique here at BforBloggers as well. If you search for GetResponse Autofunnel, here’s what the result looks like:
It shows all the FAQ snippet results on Google SERPs. When you click on a question, it opens up an answer without taking you to the webpage.
The best part, I can control each and every question and answer. And as I told you before, it doesn’t take too long to show results either.
Two biggest benefits of the FAQ schema:
As shown in Matthew Woodward’s article, you can see a substantial increase in the ranking of one of his articles after he added the FAQ rich snippet schema.
You can add it for any post or page on your blog, as long as the webpage has meaningful content.
This might not work on every post or page because it depends on Google’s judgment of user intent.
The rules to use FAQ schema (FAQpage schema) is simple: Don’t use it for spamming and abuse. It has a particular use, and you have to be pretty selective while adding to any of your pages. Add the most relevant questions and answer without misguiding the user.
The purpose of the FAQ rich snippet is helping a user get satisfactory results as fast and as conveniently as possible.
You should read Google’s official guidelines before implementing FAQpage schema.
Here’s a link to Matthew’s free tool that’ll help you generate FAQ schema code. Enter your questions and their answers in the tool, and it will generate a schema.org code for you.
You can also use the Structured content data WordPress plugin to add FAQpage schema in your posts.
His study also showed increased searched visibility as his page got pushed to top 3 results on Google and gained a lot more click through rates than before.
You can then copy/paste it on your website’s HTML code, or if you are using WordPress, you can add it to your WordPress theme’s functions.php file. The tool has an instructions video on the same page, so make sure to watch it before using it.
Once you add the code to your page or post, go to Google search console and enter the exact URL for which you added the FAQ schema code. Then click on request indexing:
Once you submit the link for indexing, it will take less than 60 minutes to show up on Google.
I suggest you try the FAQ schema on your pages that already rank in the top 10 on Google SERPs. You’ll immediately notice the results going in a positive direction.
Try this hack on your site and let me know how it works for you in the comments.