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Google Has a Jesus-Shaped Hole in Its Graph

Google Has a Jesus-Shaped Hole in Its Graph

By Josh Wolford July 8, 2014

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, …

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 …

Accuracy Apparently Not A Priority For Google Accuracy Apparently Not A Priority For Google

Come on, Google. You’ve gotta do something about this Knowledge Graph situation. I’m all for quick easy knowledge, and believe it or not, I’m a fan of the concept behind the Knowledge Graph, but the execution just isn’t ready for …

Here's Google's Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again Here's Google's Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again

I’ve written a handful of times about how Google’s Knowledge Graph, on occasion, displays erroneous information. At first it seemed kind of rare, but now, I’m seriously beginning to wonder just how often this is happening. Rajni Singh, Associate Manager …

Google Adds Knowledge Graph To Regular Results Google Adds Knowledge Graph To Regular Results

Google has added a new drop-down box on some search results, providing information about the site the result comes from. It’s using the Knowledge Graph to provide this information. For example, this result from CivilWar.org provides such a box explaining …

Google's Struggle With Real Time Revisited Google's Struggle With Real Time Revisited

Once again, Google is showing that its Knowledge Graph does not update fast enough. During the World Series last fall, somebody vandalized the Wikipedia page for the St. Louis Cardinals, calling them a “gay butt sex team”. Wikipedia was quick …

Should Google Show Ads In Knowledge Graph Results? Should Google Show Ads In Knowledge Graph Results?
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It seems that more and more of the Google search results page is for sale these days. Last year, Google turned its shopping results into an all paid model. Then came the testing of banner ads on branded searches. We’ve …

Bing Upgrades Satori With New Info Bing Upgrades Satori With New Info
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Did you ever want to know if a prominent person has ever given a TED talk just at a glance? Well, thanks to Bing’s new Satori upgrades, you can. Bing announced today that its Satori technology (think Google’s Knowledge Graph) …

Google's Knowledge Graph Now Includes Car Knowledge Google's Knowledge Graph Now Includes Car Knowledge
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Google has added cars to the Knowledge Graph. It will now show you info about vehicles you search for just like it will for actors, musicians, food, medicine, etc. “You may already use Google to help you make everyday decisions, …

Here's Google's Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again Here's Google's Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again
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It seems that Google’s Knowledge Graph is making headlines for erroneous information almost as often as it is for expansion and new features. Less than a month ago, we looked a pretty embarrassing example, when the St. Louis Cardinals’ Wikipedia …

Google's 'Misinformation Graph' Strikes Again Google's 'Misinformation Graph' Strikes Again
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Users have encountered another blunder from the Google Knowledge Graph with Google showing some quite questionable content, and presenting it as “knowledge” on a very high-traffic search term. This is only the latest in a series of misfires from the …

Google Hummingbird And Structured Data Google Hummingbird And Structured Data
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There has been a lot written about Google’s Hummingbird algorithm since it was announced. Unfortunately, very little of it comes in the form of reliable facts that really give anybody a solid understanding of what they can do to help …

Google Adds TV Show Listings To Knowledge Graph Google Adds TV Show Listings To Knowledge Graph

Google announced that it has added info about specific episodes of TV shows to its Knowledge Graph results. Now when you search for a show, you’ll see episodes listed in the “knowledge panels,” with their numbers, titles and air dates. …

When Google Highlights Brands For Generic Queries When Google Highlights Brands For Generic Queries
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Earlier, we posted an article asking if users can trust the information they see in Google’s Knowledge Graph, discussing errors Google has made. The trustworthiness is important for these results in particular, given that this is the stuff Google is …