On searching for 'fiduciary duty' I found that an image from a page on my site is shown alongside text from another site in a featured snippet.

Search for 'fiduciary duty' in Google. The featured snippet shown below should appear. The snippet pulls content from two separate sites - law.cornell.edu and stakeholdermap.com.

Google Search: featured snippet, linking to 'law.cornell.edu', but showing an image from 'stakeholdermap.com'

I want google to index the stakeholdermap.com image, because I want users to come to my website via the image.

The problem with the google snippet is that users will click the law.cornell page expecting to see the image in the article. My issue is that the law.cornell.edu page is getting most of the benefit from my image.

So, do I just accept this as I am at least getting some traffic OR should I try to stop Google from doing this?

  • So, is the site you linked to your own, or the one copying you? Please also link to the other site.
    – user77764
    May 8, 2017 at 13:21
  • no one is copying anyone. Google is putting content from two sites together into the featured snippet. May 8, 2017 at 13:40
  • Okay. Was the image yours; as in, did you have a license on it as your own disallowing others from using it?
    – user77764
    May 8, 2017 at 13:40
  • My question is not about whether google is infringing copyright. It is whether the mash up they have done in the featured snippet is something I can stop. They are putting content from two separate sites into one result. May 8, 2017 at 14:44
  • to clarify stakeholdermap.com is my site. law.cornell.edu is not owned by me and the image shown in the google snippet does not appear on law.cornell.edu. May 8, 2017 at 14:47

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Issue isn't replicating for me anymore This is what I see in Safari on my Mac

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Regardless the reason your image was used is because Cornell doesn't have an image and because your images ranks at first place (see the last image) it was used. It's a shame it doesn't link to your site but you've got to be proud that your image is ranked number one!

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