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A featured snippet accordion

Over on Twitter +Dan Leveille posted a screenshot of Google query results for "pet crab" (http://bit.ly/1LHAbwU), and this list of featured snippets was independently noted by +Ajay Prasad (http://bit.ly/1LHAzvf).

I'm calling this a "list of featured snippets" because that's what it appears to be, with some nuances.

- The questions under "People also ask" are indeed questions of the sort that typically return featured snippets, rather than related queries (those related searches listed at the bottom of the page are quite different than what's found on this list).

- The featured snippets in the accordion include a link to search for the question that forms the snippet title.  This makes sense as, unlike a stand-alone featured snippet (e.g. http://bit.ly/1LHBc8c), the accordion snippets we're triggered directly by the user's query.

At the end of the day I see this fundamentally as a user interface change more than anything else, but there's definitely insights to be derived from the accordion list of questions because AFAIK this is the first time we've seen Google generate a list of related questions rather than a list of related searches which, as per the first point above, are quite different things.

Dan in his tweet frames this as "Google is now recommending related #KnowledgeVault answers", but I'd be hard-pressed to say that this derives from the Knowledge Vault which, you'll recall, is "a Web-scale probabilistic knowledge base that combines extractions from Web content (obtained via analysis of text, tabular data, page structure, and human annotations) with prior knowledge derived from existing knowledge repositories."  (http://bit.ly/1tDaS4Z)  That is, a fact engine  (still AFAIK unverified in the wild) that would be more likely to return Knowledge Graph-type results in the form of direct factual answers and/or a Knowledge Panel (e.g. http://bit.ly/1LHCkbZ).

As per the recent SEL article on featured snippets from +Eric Enge (http://bit.ly/1LHCkbZ) the key here in being featured in one is "good, user-centered page design."

A note that I showed the collapsed and expanded forms of the accordion to note:

- The variety of sources drawn upon, including both commercial websites and Wikipedia
- The presence of petsmart.com in both the featured snippets and the SERPs (an otherwise sometimes-seen feature of featured snippets reinforced here.

Finally, as others have noted .... "pet crab"? :)  FWIW I haven't been able to generate this for any other "pet [insert animal name here]" query, which makes the oddness of this result even odder IMO (the example query from Ajay is far more pedestrian).

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DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn't track you, has integrated Equaldex into its search! Typing a query that starts with "!equaldex" will bring you to Equaldex's search results!

Try it: http://duckduckgo

A bigger integration is coming soon! 
 
You can now search Equaldex directly through DuckDuckGo! Try searching “!equaldex [country name]” to look up LGBT laws in a country.

A bigger integration with DuckDuckGo is coming soon!

https://duckduckgo.com

#lgbt   #lgbtrights   #duckduckgo   #lgbtq   #searchengine  
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You Are Without Doubt A Interesting Guy. Like Your Take On LGBT Issues  
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"Bi the Way, We Exist"

Viet Vu's +TEDx Talk on bisexuality, coming out, #LGBTQ rights, and equaldex.com.

#lgbt   #bisexual   #gay  
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Google Introduces "My Stocks" Feature

Google now lets you "star" a stock (strangely not connected to Google Finance though?).

Try searching "my stocks" or search for a specific stock and star it. :) 

#Google   #Finance   #SEO   #StockMarket   #googlefinance  
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Wow, think i must try it 
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Spent the past couple hours researching #LGBT rights in China for equaldex.com. Some interesting facts:

- 21% of the Chinese population think homosexuality should be accepted (2013 survey).
- In 1998, China banned gay men and women from donating blood out of fear of spreading HIV. In 2012, they removed that ban, but for lesbians only.
- Though the country is still pretty behind in LGBT laws, last month it became the second country to ban gay conversion therapy (Brazil was the first in 1999). New Jersey and California banned in a few years ago and Washington, District of Columbia banned it last month.

#LGBT   #Gay   #China   #LGBTrights  
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 Japan has no laws against homosexual activity simply because it doesn't decriminalize homosexuality. On the contrary, they have legal protection for gay individuals.@256Chrisemma
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Check it out! Just launched a new feature where you can browse #LGBT  Kickstarter projects on +Equaldex:

equaldex.com/kickstarter
 
Browse and Discover LGBT Kickstarter Projects on Equaldex

Equaldex just launched a new way to find and support LGBT creative projects. Equaldex’s portal of #LGBT +Kickstarter projects lets you browse and discover new and old crowdfunding projects about LGBT topics or by LGBT people.

Read more: blog.equaldex.com/post/107627466051/lgbt-kickstarter-projects #crowdfunding   #gay   #queer  
Browse and discover new, popular, and successful Kickstarter projects about LGBT themes, or by LGBT people.
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 Every time we believe a lie we are not controlled by the lie itself for the lie is only a rearrangement of words, meanings and understandings.  Words never control a person.  But when we actually end up believing the lies we see and hear each day around us we lose our ability to remain free.
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What I've been working on for the past month! 😄

equaldex.com/compare

Equaldex's new compare tool lets you see side-by-side comparisons between any country, state, or province.

Remember when homophobes said they'd move to Canada because the US legalized gay marriage? Equaldex's new tool shows why they'll be disappointed when they arrive: equaldex.com/compare/canada/united-states
 
Equaldex's new tool lets you compare LGBT rights between any country, province, or state.

Try it out: equaldex.com/compare

#Equaldex   #LGBTQ   #LGBT   #Gay   #GayMarriage  
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A great victory for Mozambique. One of the few African countries where homosexuality is legal. There are still many where gay people can face imprisonment or even the death penalty.

Full map of the legal status of homosexuality: http://equaldex.com
 
A great victory for Mozambique. One of the few African countries where homosexuality is legal. There are still many where gay people can face imprisonment or even the death penalty.

Full map of the legal status of homosexuality: http://equaldex.com

#LGBT   #lgbtq   #mozambique  
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I Am Glad For Mozambique Maybe The Rest Of Africa Will Clue In
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+Equaldex on Google Play Newsstand.
Equaldex is a crowdsourced knowledge base for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) movement. Follow for curated news about LGBT rights, politics, and culture.
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Finnish photographer Juha Arvid Helminen conveys a message on the misuse of power in politics and religion in his dark, faceless portrait series, "The Invisible Empire."

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Finnish photographer Juha Arvid Helminen conveys a message on the misuse of power in politics and religion in his dark, faceless portrait series, "The Invisible Empire."
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I'm looking for people to participate in a simple 2-week test program for +Equaldex!

This test program will simply deliver curated ‪#‎LGBT‬ news to your inbox each day (or less) and you'll receive a short survey after the test. Thanks!

Sign up here: equaldex.typeform.com/to/QpVh8g  
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+Dan Leveille  no problem im glad to help
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He filed a discrimination complaint because they wouldn't discriminate... 

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Satire is protected by freedom of speech. But here's where you really aren't grasping:
You can draw a comic, make a speech, or create a cake saying whatever you want.
However, you can not force someone else to do it for you through bribery, force or extortion. That is infringing on their right. Is that clear?

The baker will not create an offensive cake. Not against gays. Not against Muslims. Not against Christians. She is actually not practicing discrimination, as she is not denying her services. she is simply acknowledging that her services do not fit within the scope of what is being requested because she does not do offensive cakes. 
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I got food poisoning here. I wasn't sure at first, but I had mild food poisoning symptoms after eating the Panang Curry here. The symptoms went away that night, and after eating the leftovers the next day, I had strong symptoms and was sick in bed for almost 2 days. My friend, who had a small amount of my curry, also had mild symptoms the next morning, which made it clear that the food poisoning came from this restaurant.
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This place is a hidden gem! Great selection of good quality items and the prices are so cheap!
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I'd recommend this place to absolutely everyone with a lot of time to spare. 48 minutes for a panini and a grilled cheese? The food was pretty good, but the panini was cold and our chips were stale. Besides one girl, the staff was very unfriendly. The atmosphere is like none other--you'll be graced by the presence of homeless people and pigeons pecking at your feet--that is, if you're lucky enough to sit at one of their few tables.
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