How to get featured in Google's Top Answers?


(Richard Millington) #1

Hey everyone,

Not quite sure how to categorize this, so feel free to move it anywhere you like.

I stumbled across a ‘top answer’ in a google search result today showing a StackExchange community:

Any idea how they’re doing this? Or whether it’s also possible for Discourse communities to appear in top answers in any competitive way?

This isn’t my expertise, so feel free to talk to me like I’m 5 when you respond to this :slight_smile:


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Google hard-codes support for it as I understand it. This is called oneboxing.

https://www.google.com/support/enterprise/static/gsa/docs/admin/74/gsa_doc_set/oneboxstyle/oneboxstyle.html


(Richard Millington) #3

does this mean it’s not something we’re able to do with a hosted version of Discourse?


(Jeff Atwood) #4

You’d need to contact someone at Google and ask them to add explicit support for Discourse – and not just Discourse but the Solved plugin for Discourse – to the core Google search engine.