30 May '12, 7am

Google Searches Surge After Knowledge Graph Launch

If one of Google’s goals in launching the Knowledge Graph was to increase the number of searches being conducted, then it seems the mission has been accomplished. Google report an unspecified surge in search queries since it launched May 16. “Early indications are that people are interacting with it more, learning about more things…and doing more [search] queries,” Google’s Senior VP Amit Singhal told the Wall Street Journal . “It’s stoking people’s curiosity.” A Google spokesperson backed up Singhal’s claims, saying people are “doing more searches as a result.” But the WSJ couldn’t pry out any specific numbers. The Knowledge Graph shows a large box (or “panel ”, as CEO Larry Page described it) to the right of Google’s organic search results on certain queries for noteworthy people, TV shows, sports teams, places, books, and other entities. In addition to pulling some basi...

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