Google Knowledge Graph Attractions Tests

May 31, 2013 • 8:21 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Jason Morton posted on Google+ an interesting user interface for how Google displays attractions or points of interest on a specific city, town, or geographic location.

Typically, the attractions or points of interest knowledge graph card looks like this:

Google Knowledge Graph Attractions

You can even replicate that yourself by searching for [new your attractions].

But Jason spotted a different interface for the same type of query. Instead of a carousel across the top, you get a card with links for a search on [naperville attractions]. Here is a picture:

Google Knowledge Graph Attractions text

So this is a less visual approach to a similar search filter. Maybe because Google has less visual images to pull from or maybe something else? I tried to replicate the above example with tons of different small cities but was unable to.

What do you think is going on here?

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Comments:

Zineb Ait Bahajji

05/31/2013 02:11 pm

I replicated the example with the card with a small city next to Paris, France. It does display images. try typing [Boulogne Billancourt attractions].

ethalon

05/31/2013 03:22 pm

My rural little town, and county, shows no attractions when searched... ...which is basically correct.

Anna Pham

05/31/2013 09:00 pm

I actually like pictures more than text. The text is actually kinda boring for me,

Zineb Ait Bahajji

06/05/2013 03:46 pm

My little town in Morocco also shows no attraction, and just like your search : it's correct :)

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