To mark its 20th anniversary, Google today announced a number of changes to advance its marquee product. Focusing on AI and more visual content, Google Search is adding Activity cards to surface past searches, while subtopics allow for dynamic organization of results. Today’s new features are powered by a Topic Layer for the Knowledge Graph.
Google Knowledge Graph Stories September 24
Google Knowledge Graph Stories August 16
Google Search adds more detailed Knowledge Panels w/ subtopics and ‘vs.’ comparisons
Knowledge Panels are a useful way to get quick facts and other answers without having to dive into a full page. Google Search is now introducing new result types that answer queries about comparisons, while also adding relevant subtopics to panels.
Google Knowledge Graph Stories July 24
Google Knowledge Graph slips up, wrongly pronounces US Sen. Orrin Hatch dead
The externally-sourced Knowledge Graph in Google search has been known to make some mistakes, but its latest is particularly embarrassing. Apparently, recent Google searches suggested that US Republican Senator Orrin Hatch was dead, even though he is… not.
Google Knowledge Graph Stories June 22
Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!
Google Knowledge Graph Stories June 12
Google simplifies finding colleges w/ admission info, cost summary, & more in Search
Google is applying its penchant for organizing the world’s information and making it easily accessible to the highly stressful area of choosing a college. Updated Knowledge Graph cards will now appear when searching for a 4-year college in the U.S. and include detailed information like admissions, costs, majors, and more.
Google Knowledge Graph Stories May 18
Google Search features a countdown timer for some notable events, like the Royal Wedding
Google Search is joining the Royal Wedding fervor with a rather interesting timer counting down to the Saturday pomp and ceremony. A lookup on mobile features a simple timer, which we haven’t been able to replicate for other occasions.