An unofficial blog that watches Google's attempts to move your operating system online since 2005. Not affiliated with Google.

Send your tips to gostips@gmail.com.

November 24, 2015

Travel Guide Snippets in Knowledge Graph Cards

Google's Knowledge Graph cards include a lot of information from Wikipedia. Google usually shows a snippet from a Wikipedia article and links to the article. I was surprised to notice that cards for countries and big cities from all over the world no longer quote Wikipedia and now include detailed information from travel guides.

Here's an example for [France]: "France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval and port cities, tranquil villages, mountains and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is known worldwide for its couture fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its sophisticated cuisine and its wines. Lascaux's ancient cave drawings, Lyon's Roman theater and the immense Palace of Versailles are testaments to its long history."


The snippet from the corresponding Wikipedia article is less poetic: "France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called Metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. France spans 640,679 square kilometres (247,368 sq mi) and has a total population of 67 million. It is a unitary semi-presidential republic with the capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre."

8 comments:

  1. In Spain we still have Wikipedia snippets.

    ReplyDelete
  2. On the French version of Google you also get the snippet from Wikipedia

    ReplyDelete
  3. Do you know what guide that content is from as I don't see an attribute in the Google listing as I would for a wikipedia snippet?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Of these days integrating 25 members via around 18 countries. Arguably the biggest graded and all time best competition has become Marias Budzianowski. They have eliminated to acquire Power Precision all 5 WSM titles totally possess done inside the major a few on several situations. In addition to him or her, family favorites such as Magnus Samuelsson and.

    http://www.healthybeats.net/power-precision.html

    ReplyDelete
  5. i know google wil going to do rock

    ReplyDelete
  6. Subsequently, after spending many hours on the internet at last We have uncovered an individual that definitely does know what they are discussing many thanks a great deal wonderful post. www.usefultravelsite.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. ¡Buena publicación! Gracias por compartir
    magiclamptours

    ReplyDelete
  8. I must say this is a really beautiful blog.
    Morocco Trips

    ReplyDelete