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Google Now Offers A Knowledge Graph Search API

Google Now Offers A Knowledge Graph Search API

Google’s Freebase recently announced the Knowledge Graph Search API, which will enable developers to query the Knowledge Graph for entities. The API uses standard schema.org types and is compliant with JSON-LD specifications. Freebase says it’s working on a replacement for the Freebase Suggest Widget that leverages the Knowledge Graph Search API. They hope to release that early next year. “In …

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Google Pilots Local Business Markup for Knowledge Panels

Google Pilots Local Business Markup for Knowledge Panels

Last week, Google launched the Google My Business API to let big businesses and third parties integrate with the Google My Business platform and publish updates to customers on Google Search and Google Maps. Businesses can use the API to set special holiday hours, for example, and update them across all locations. The special hours feature was added to Google …

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Google Doubles Its Knowledge Graph Health Info, Lets You Download As PDF

Google Doubles Its Knowledge Graph Health Info, Lets You Download As PDF

Earlier this year, Google boosted the amount of health information it provides to users via the Knowledge Graph. When you ask about a common health condition, you can get instant medical facts related to it right form the results page. It shows symptoms, treatments, details about how common it is, whether it’s critical or contagious, what ages it affects, etc. …

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Elisabeth Shue Won’t Return for “CSI” Finale Special

Elisabeth Shue will not be reprising her role as Julie Finlay when the cast of CSI reunites in the fall for a special two-hour season finale. Filming begins on July 29th and the special will air on September 27th, but Elisabeth Shue, on the show since 2012, opted to sit it out. However, Elisabeth Shue isn’t the only one who …

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Google Now Displays Fast Food Nutritional Info

Google has displayed nutritional information in search results for about two years now – making it easy for you to quickly pull up the calorie counts for a head of cauliflower, or a bunch of grapes, for instance. Now, Google is expanding this to include nutritional info on popular fast food items. If you search “calories in big mac”, for …

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SEO Vet Bill Slawski On Google’s Knowledge And Answers

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 direct answers and Knowledge Graph. Is the Google experience improving as a result? Share your thoughts in the comments. On …

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Drink Up – Google Wants to Make You a Bartender

No, Google won’t serve you drinks – but it’ll tell you how to make them. Google has added cocktails to the list of instructables it’ll show with the Knowledge Graph – so if you’re wondering how to make a tequila sunrise, Google has your back. Alternatively, you could just put the tequila in a glass and drink it. That’s the …

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Should Facts Outrank Links As A Google Signal?

Google has a new paper out that discusses how it might rank pages based on facts as opposed to links. If this were to become the case, it would represent a huge move for the search engine, which has historically used links as a major indication of relevance. In fact, it was the PageRank algorithm that really put Google on …

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Google Starts Returning Quick Medical Facts

Google is about to start displaying more medical information in its Knowledge Graph, enabling users to quickly search and retrieve important health info without necessarily having to click through to other sites. The company says it has been working with a team of doctors led by its own Dr. Kapil Parakh, M.D., MPH, Ph.D. to compile, curate, and review the …

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Your Brand’s Social Profiles Can Now Appear In Google’s Knowledge Graph

As some have noticed, Google has started displaying social media profiles in the Knowledge Graph area of search results pages for many brand searches. If you search for Wendy’s, for example, you can very clearly see links to their profiles on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Google+. The same holds true for Chase, Nike, Starbucks, and any other number of …

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Google Is Shutting Down Knowledge Graph Source 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 that it will be closing Freebase, and moving toward the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikidata, which is described as “a free linked …

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Stephen Colbert Might Just Sue Larry Page’s Ass Over Knowledge Graph Screwup

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 good height. According to Google and its knowledge graph, Colbert is only 5’10”. Might as well be a Oompa Loompa. …

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Here’s Some Potentially 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 site? Well, it looks like they’ve dramatically increased the frequency with which they’re doing this, and at times it’s inaccurate …

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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 bother clicking through to a third-party website. What do you think of this feature? Good or bad for users? For …

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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, “The WebTables research team has been working to extract and understand tabular data on the Web with the intent to …

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Google To Keep Even More Traffic For Itself

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 those pesky other websites, and while Knowledge Graph is helpful in many cases, it just won’t do for all queries. …

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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 unclear what all types of queries might display this type of result, but the video shows queries for Google, Andy …

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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, in which one Google user says that he’s noticed something amiss with Google’s knowledge graph results. Apparently, Jesus doesn’t get …

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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 Knowledge Graph descriptions, info is taken from Wikipedia. Recently, it was discovered that Google is actually tapping DMOZ for some …

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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. Search Engine Land confirmed that the content in these cards comes from the Knowledge Graph. Here are a couple of …

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Google Drops Some ‘Upper Decker’ Knowledge (Courtesy Of Another Parked Domain)

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 Urban Dictionary is missing out on. Oh, and the source is a parked domain again. Seriously, read this. Thanks, phillytown.com/glossaryhtm! …

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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 try to take parked domains out of our results…” That’s a quote from Matt Cutts in Google’s latest Webmaster Help …

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Yahoo Appears To Be Testing Its Own Version Of Knowledge Graph

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 looks like for a search for “Apple,” followed by Google’s and Bing’s results for the same query for comparison: As …

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Google Still Needs Websites To Help It Answer Questions

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 appears to rely on good old fashioned organic results to fill in the missing gaps in “knowledge”. Dr. Peter J. …

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Google Knowledge Graph Takes Tour Dates From Artists’ Official Sites

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 even has reminders for artists’ releases), but now they’re getting the information directly from the source. “When music lovers search …

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Google Says Knowledge Graph Is The ‘Swiss Army Knife’ To Your Site’s Corkscrew

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 a good analogy? Has your traffic suffered from Google putting its own content on search results pages? Let us know …

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Come on, 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 primetime despite being at the center of it for going on two years. It’s one thing to briefly show users …

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Here’s Google’s Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again (This Time A Business Is The Victim)

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 at analytics firm Mu Sigma, discovered that Google is showing wrong information for the company. Mu Sigma was founded by …

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Google Adds Knowledge Graph Info To Regular Search 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 that the site comes from Civil War Trust, a nonprofit organization. It even includes the founding date, and a little …

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Detroit Lions Head Coach Hire Highlights Google’s Struggle With Real Time

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 to address the issue, but this remained in Google’s Knowledge Graph for hours. Hey Google, there are some flaws in …

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