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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…