Google: We Sometimes Show Credit For Knowledge Graph & Answers When...

Sep 15, 2014 - 9:19 am 12 by
Filed Under Google

Google Knowledge GraphGianluca Fiorelli asked on Twitter why does Google sometimes show the source of their answers in the knowledge graph or quick answers and then sometimes does not?

I asked Google this question and I got a response, which I posted at Search Engine Land this morning.

The response:

When it's basic factual information you can find many places (e.g., when Obama was born), we just present it as is. When it's not widely-known information, or when we show relevant snippets from webpages, we typically do show the source (though we may not in some cases where we're working directly with the source).

(1) Example of basic factual information without a source link:

How Old Is Obama Google

(2) Example of not widely-known information with a source link:

What Is Seo Google

(3) Example of not widely-known information without a source link:

click for full size

Of course, many SEOs are not happy with the swiss army knife answer from Google's Amit Singhal and they may not be happy when they hear this.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google Core Update Coming, Ranking Volatility, Bye Search Notes, AI Overviews, Ads & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: July 19, 2024

Jul 19, 2024 - 10:00 am
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Core Update Coming, Ranking Volatility, Bye Search Notes, AI Overviews, Ads & More

Jul 19, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Billions Of Google goo.gl URLs Will No Longer Work

Jul 19, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: ccTLDs & Language Do Help You Rank A Little Better In Local Country Region

Jul 19, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google's On Knowing If Your SEO Team Is Doing Their Job

Jul 19, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Ads

Google Merchant Center Next Gains Support For Supplemental Feeds

Jul 19, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Google Now Using Lakh Numbering Format For Estimated Search Results