Google’s most recent tool called Knowledge Graph is a new feature, developed to fetch relevant information and answers concisely and quickly to users’ queries. This tool is believed to make the search engine even smarter.
Google’s Knowledge Graph – What is it?
Through Knowledge Graph you’ll be able to see important and informative facts on the right side of the page along with the main search results on the left. See the screenshot below to understand what I’m talking about.
The feature will be currently available for only logged-in used in US. Thus after watching the performance of Knowledge Graph for a few days in US, Google has plans to extend the feature through out the world.
How Google implements Knowledge Graph?
Knowledge Graph extracts information from the Google’s new database which contains information of 500 million people, monuments, books movies etc. to display relevant information and summary on the right side of the page.
Google was developing its new database for Knowledge Graph for since last two years. It had deeply scanned through the most famous free encyclopedia WikiPedia and the CIA Factbook to gather data for its new database.
Expert’s Take on Google’s Knowledge Graph
Amit Singhal, a software engineer from IIT Roorkee and the head of Google’s Core Ranking Team has positive take on this new feature from Google. He said :
Possible Complaints and Arguments on the New Fature
Google is likely to face complaints and debate from the web-developers, who may complain that Google is promoting its own products rather than pointing visitors to other helpful internet websites.
Google’s Expectations from Knowledge Graph
This is a step Google has taken to provide users with not only a list of relevant links but also some useful and factual information they might be looking for. This new feature from Google is sure to keep users in its own website for longer time.
Below is a video which explains the complete features and in-depth case study of Knowledge Graph.
The new feature was unveiled on Wednesday (May 16, 2012) on Official Google Blog.