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Google Knowlege Graph Expands to Suggest

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Can't say that I've seen this before, nor can I seem to reproduce it with any kind of consistency. But it is something 'new', no? Friend of the Dojo, Mike Wilton, shared the discovery today after noticing it while searching for the term [tarantula]. Here's a screen to explain..

b2ap3_thumbnail_KG-Suggest.jpg

The two listings there in the Google suggest drop down seem to be entity expansions based on the knowledge graph updates and leads to query refinements like so;

[tarantula spider]

b2ap3_thumbnail_KG-Suggest2.jpg

 

And [tarantula 1955]

b2ap3_thumbnail_KG-Suggest3.jpg

 

And richer-snippet suggest too!

The other one I managed to find, was for the query [them] which for me, produced this;

[them]

b2ap3_thumbnail_KG-Suggest4.jpg

Which leads to;

b2ap3_thumbnail_KG-Suggest5.jpg

 

Mike's looked like;

b2ap3_thumbnail_KG-Suggest4a.jpg

We do know that (along with the Hummingbrid update) that Google also mentioned at the 15th birthday affair that they have made some expansions to the Knowledge graph elements of the engine. I don't recall really ever seeing these before, so do forgive me if it's not actually new. I really haven't been able to reproduce it on other queries, so if you have further examples, please do let me know.

 

More we found after the fact;

Here's a few more screens, as they roll in from folks we know mucking about...

[players club]

b2ap3_thumbnail_KG-Suggest6.jpg

 

[tustin]

b2ap3_thumbnail_KG-Suggest7.jpg

You get the idea. Anyway, it seems this is a new feature related to the expanded knowledge graph elements from last week. Have you seen any interesting ones out in the wild?

 

ADDED - more you can try;

  • [Young Guns] - 1988 film and band
  • [misfits] delivers one as well, band vs tv show
  • [turkey] - country and critter
  • [Kansas] - state and band
  • [Oklahoma] - state and musical
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