I did have one article chosen and displayed under the first question for a specific place during the course of a few weeks. However, it was recently removed and replaced with a Trip Advisor review which does not adequately answer the question. In fact, half the Trip Advisor reviews in the answer boxes (I have seen) do not correctly answer the questions people ask.
I suspect it's typically based on popularity or domain authority. Which is unfortunate because google does not know how to answer a question and simply relies on popularity. I've tried adjusting titles, headings and adding specific pieces of content, but haven't seen any success for other topics.
If I answer a question with an entire article, why does google display topics which do not adequately answer the question ahead of a personal experience?
I understand it is probably not the best thing to have your site show up in the answer box because most people probably get their answer without looking at the site itself. That's another discussion. I prefer actual details myself and that is the type of information I share.
In the year 2020, why can't google display more accurate answers in its answer box? Requiring website owners to get more back links and popularity is not acceptable. Do they need more time to sift through the information?? I don't get it.