Google tests featured snippets with links to other sites

SEOs noticed that Google is testing a new feature in featured snippets: informational overlays with links to other sites that are not related to the source site.

In such snippets, phrases or terms for which information from another site is available are underlined with a dotted line. When you hover over this text, an overlay appears with information from another resource.


In the example above, there are three of these underlined elements in the snippet. All three links point to different sources, while the main featured snippet is a Google-generated Web Story, which is unusual in itself.

Testing is conducted on a limited scale.