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New Google Feature Could Keep Traffic From Websites

New Google Feature Could Keep Traffic From Websites

By Chris Crum September 23, 2014

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 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 …

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 …