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Google Still Needs Websites To Help It Answer Questions

Google Still Needs Websites To Help It Answer Questions

By Chris Crum March 25, 2014

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 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 …

Sometimes The Knowledge Graph Is Wrong Sometimes The Knowledge Graph Is Wrong
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Most of the time, Google’s Knowledge Graph is pretty good at what it does. It uses structured data to conveniently get searchers to the results for what they were actually referring to when they entered their query. This is particularly …

Check Out Google's New Song Exploration Feature Check Out Google's New Song Exploration Feature

Last week, Google made a handful of search-related announcements. In a blog post, it talked about improvements to Knowledge Graph, reminders in iOS and a new mobile design. At a press event, Google revealed that it had launched a new …

New Search Announcements From Google New Search Announcements From Google

Google announced some new features today in celebration of its fifteenth birthday. First off, Knowledge Graph has a new comparison feature and new filters. “We keep expanding features of the Knowledge Graph so it can answer more questions—even those that …

Google's New Reminders Are Pretty Awesome Google's New Reminders Are Pretty Awesome
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As we reported last week, Google launched an update to its Google Search app for Android, adding some new Google Now functionality. Among the improvements were the ability to set reminders when you search. Now that we’re seeing this in …

Prepon The Face Of OITNB, According To Google Prepon The Face Of OITNB, According To Google
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For the last couple weeks, we’ve been hearing that Laura Prepon is leaving the cast of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. Interestingly, she appears to be the face of the show, at least as far as the world’s largest …

Google Adds Local Carousel To Desktop Results Google Adds Local Carousel To Desktop Results

Google announced today that it is adding a new carousel feature for local search results on the top of some search results pages. It looks essentially like the recently redesigned Knowledge Graph carousel, but includes local businesses and their Zagat …