All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Knowledge Graph’

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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Should Google Show Ads In Knowledge Graph Results?

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 even seen Google showing advertiser query suggestions in the Knowledge Graph on generic queries (though these didn’t appear to be …

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Bing Updates Satori With New Info, Including TED Talks

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) has been updated to provide new info for a wide variety of searches. Some of this stuff has already been …

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Google’s Knowledge Graph Now Includes Car Knowledge

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, like what restaurant to pick for dinner or which movie to go see. Starting today, you can also rely on …

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Here’s Google’s Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again (This Time Saying A Living Author Is Dead)

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 page was vandalized, only to have Google’s Knowledge Graph describing the team as “a gay butt sex team based in …

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Google’s ‘Misinformation Graph’ Strikes Again

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 Knowledge Graph, but probably the highest profile example yet, given the search term. Do you consider Google’s results to be …

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Google Hummingbird And Structured Data: Is There A Connection?

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 their sties. Mostly, just a lot of speculation and theory. But to be fair, isn’t that how most of this …

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Google Adds TV Show Listings To Knowledge Graph (Including A Few Netflix Titles)

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. Google explained in a Google+ post on Tuesday, “For example, say that you’re wondering when the next season of The …

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When Google Highlights Brands For Generic Queries

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 highlighting as “knowledge,” and presumably giving people actual answers to their queries, rather than making them have to dig through …

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Can Users Trust Google’s Knowledge Graph Results?

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 helpful in cases when names apply to multiple people or things. Sometimes, Google still has some trouble. Have you ever …

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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 algorithm called Hummingbird. That is what has gotten the bulk of attention, but Google also mentioned a new song exploration …

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