The removal of HowTo and FAQ rich results from Google Search is not in anticipation of the full launch of the Google Search Generative Experience, according to Google’s Gary Illyes. Search results simplification. That include the change to video thumbnails in April and then the recent removal of HowTo rich results and heavily reduced visibility of FAQ rich results. He advised being careful about planning on a long-lasting strategy around search features. “You want to rely on 10 blue links,” Illyes said.