It is not often that Google explains a damn thing to us when it comes to seeing what you are seeing in its search results. While we are not getting the full kimono opened up, Google has given us a look at what goes into those boxes of information that you often see at the top of the search results which are called a "featured snippet." The featured snippets now also have a feedback box below those in hopes of making those better. Thanks scojer! Worth mentioning is that DuckDuckGo can many times ferret out the results you are looking for better than Google can. I like comparing its results side-by-side with Google's. It can be an eye opening experience. Last year, we took deserved criticism for featured snippets that said things like “women are evil” or that former U.S. President Barack Obama was planning a coup. We failed in these cases because we didn’t weigh the authoritativeness of results strongly enough for such rare and fringe queries. This does look to be the first in a series of articles on how Google's search results are mined, sorted, spidered, culled, and finally presented to you. We'll explore more about how Google Search works in future posts in this series. In the meantime, you can learn more on our Inside Google Search and How Search Works sites and follow @searchliaison on Twitter for ongoing updates.