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SEO Vet Bill Slawski On Google’s Knowledge And Answers

SEO Vet Bill Slawski On Google’s Knowledge And Answers

By Chris Crum March 18, 2015

In case you haven’t noticed, Google has changed a lot over the years, and much of the search engine’s focus is on showing users answers and information about what they’re looking for directly on search results pages through things like …

Google Is Shutting Down Freebase Google Is Shutting Down Freebase

When Google first announced the Knowlege Graph, it named Freebase as one of its primary sources of structured data. It was named as one several public sources of information, which also included Wikipedia and the CIA World Factbook. Google announced …

Colbert Lashes Out at Google over Knowledge Graph Colbert Lashes Out at Google over Knowledge Graph

Apparently, Stephen Colbert is 5’11″ – a height that puts him on par with the likes of Brad Pitt, Richard Gere, and Orlando Bloom. Colbert’s proud of this. But there’s a problem. The jerk-offs over at Google are slandering his …

Here's Some Troubling News About Google Search Here's Some Troubling News About Google Search

So you know those answer boxes Google has been showing in search results for a while now? The ones that extract text from third-party websites (possibly your own), to answer users’ queries without them having to click through to the …

New Google Feature Could Keep Traffic From Websites New Google Feature Could Keep Traffic From Websites

Google introduced a new feature for search results pages this week, which displays so-called facts in the snippets of specific results. It’s yet another way of Google displaying information on a page that could mean the user doesn’t have to …

Google Introduces Structured Snippets Google Introduces Structured Snippets

Google announced the launch of “structured snippets,” a new feature that puts “facts” in the snippets of web results. As with Google’s Knowledge Graph, these facts may or may not be accurate. Here’s what they look like: The company says, …

Google Implements 'Knowledge Vault' Google Implements 'Knowledge Vault'

Google announced the launch of Knowledge Graph a little over two years ago. It’s already become inadequate for Google’s needs. The search engine wants to be able to quickly answer all of your questions without having to send you to …

Google’s Knowledge Graph May Get A Timeline Feature Google’s Knowledge Graph May Get A Timeline Feature

Google is testing a new feature for its Knowledge Graph, which lets users explore timelines for select queries. Florian Kiersch, who frequently identifies Google features in testing, posted a video showing the functionality on Google+ (via Search Engine Roundtable): It’s …

Google Has a Jesus-Shaped Hole in Its Graph Google Has a Jesus-Shaped Hole in Its Graph

We already know that Google hates America, so it should be no surprise that the largest search engine in the world also hates Jesus. Search Engine Roundtable’s Barry Schwartz posted about a thread on the Google Web Search Help forum, …

Google Puts Knowledge Graph Info In Ads Google Puts Knowledge Graph Info In Ads

Google is testing a new feature for search ads, which includes links to popups that contain Knowledge Graph information. It appears to replicate a feature that Google already utilizes in organic results. This was launched in January: Typically, like most …

Google Extends Knowledge Graph To Google Maps Google Extends Knowledge Graph To Google Maps

Google continues to expand its Knowledge Graph in different ways. It’s now being extended to Google Maps and getting video content. James Gibbons spotted a new Google Maps feature called Quick Facts, which appears when you search for some locations. …

Google Drops Some Knowledge About The 'Upper Decker' Google Drops Some Knowledge About The 'Upper Decker'

Remember that story from the other day about Google’s questionable “answers” as it relies on websites to fill in the gaps in “knowledge” that its proper Knowledge Graph can’t answer? Well this one’s just funny. Just think of the traffic …

Are You Buying The Answers Google Is Selling You? Are You Buying The Answers Google Is Selling You?

Google is once again displaying some questionable content in its Knowledge Graph-style results, and displaying it as the answer to your question. Have you personally come across questionable content in the Knowledge Graph? Let us know in the comments. “We …

Yahoo Tests Knowledge Graph-Like Search Results Yahoo Tests Knowledge Graph-Like Search Results

Yahoo appears to be testing a new type of search results that resemble Google’s Knowledge Graph and Bing’s version of that. The test was spotted by All Google Testing (via Search Engine Land), which shared this look: Here’s what it …

Google Still Needs Websites To Help With 'Answers' Google Still Needs Websites To Help With 'Answers'

As Google’s Knowledge Graph continues to give users “quick answers” to their queries, it reduces the need to have to click over to another website. Google has quietly been serving a new kind of Knowledge Graph-style result, however, which actually …

Google Wants Musicians To Use Structured Data Markup Google Wants Musicians To Use Structured Data Markup

Google announced today that it will now populate its Knowledge Graph results for musicians with tour dates from the artists’ official websites when they add structured data markup. Google has shown upcoming events for artists for quite some time (and …

Google Talks Knowledge Graph Effect On Publishers Google Talks Knowledge Graph Effect On Publishers

With the Knowledge Graph, Google is trying to be the “Swiss Army Knife” to publishers’ corkscrews. That is according to Google SVP and software engineer Amit Singhal, who spoke at SMX West earlier this week. Do you think this is …