Google Knowledge Graph: Gradual Launch Leaves Browsers Behind
A few weeks ago, Google introduced the Knowledge Graph. This new feature is supposed to aid users by finding their search inquiries in context for the most relevant content to their query. However, in my opinion, it’s a bit like the death star having a faulty ray shield. In theory, the Knowledge Graph is supposed to help Google in their galactic domination of search engines. But in the end, Luke just fires proton torpedoes leaving any benefits this feature might provide relatively irrelevant. While the Knowledge Graph is very exciting, it is a work in progress because it doesn’t work in all browsers. There is no word on when this feature will roll out democratically.
Here are some of the features Knowledge Graph offers at full capacity:
- Google’s new collective intelligence allows searches to be found and understood more like a person would, i.e. if you search starry night the knowledge graph would categorize results to determine if you are looking for the painting Vincent van Gough, the song by Don McLean or perhaps pictures of a beautiful starry night.
- Richer summaries with more relevant content that pertains to your search queries are now provided i.e. if you are looking up a famous actor you might see when they were born, when they dies and any other quick details that might help you choose what result is best.
- Google will now have a more prominent section for related searches to anticipate what you might search next, i.e. if you are searching for articles about Google’s new knowledge graph, articles about Google+ Local might pop up.
For more information check out Google’s official blog.