Here's What Google Has Been Up To With Knowledge Graph

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Google announced about a month ago that it expanded the Knowledge Graph Carousel throughout the world to English-speaking users. On Thursday, Google gave us a peek at a few other things it has done with Knowledge Graph over the past couple months.

Google released its big list of changes for the months of August and September. Surprisingly, only a few of these had to do with Knowledge Graph, which Google has championed as one of the most significant things it has done in search in a long time. Still, four list entries were Knowledge Graph-specific. One of them is about the change we mentioned, and one is simply about expanding the Knowledge Graph itself into more countries:

  • #83443. [project “Knowledge Graph”] We added a lists and collections component to the Knowledge Graph.
  • #83012. [project “Knowledge Graph] The Knowledge Graph displays factual information and refinements related to many types of searches. This launch extended the Knowledge Graph to English-speaking locales beyond the U.S.
  • Knowledge Graph Carousel. [project “Knowledge Graph”] This change expanded the Knowledge Graph carousel feature globally in English.
  • #83304. [project “Knowledge Graph”] This change updated signals that determine when to show summaries of topics in the right-hand panel.

The Knowledge Graph also got a bit of extra exposure last month thanks to the publicity of Google's Bacon number feature, which utilizes it. It even managed to grab the attention of Kevin Bacon himself.

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.

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