Freebase

Freebase is a large collaborative knowledge base consisting of metadata composed mainly by its community members. It is an online collection of structured data harvested from many sources, including individual 'wiki' contributions. Freebase aims to create a global resource which allows people (and machines) to access common information more effectively. It was developed by the American software company Metaweb and has been running publicly since March 2007. Metaweb was acquired by Google in a private sale announced July 16, 2010. Google's Knowledge Graph is powered in part by Freebase.
Posts about Freebase
  • 3 Challenges Faced by Enterprise SEOs in 2015

    … to potentially influence search rankings without input from a developer – the Knowledge Graph/Knowledge Vault is likely to become more prominent over the course of the year, and optimizing for this (through Freebase until March and Wikidata afterward) can also improve visibility significantly. Optimizing for local search is also a significant opportunity…

    Stephen Kenwright/ Search Engine Watch- 11 readers -
  • SEO 101: What is Semantic Search and Why Should I Care?

    … a determining factor: PCs, laptops, smartphones, tablets, TVs, etc. Also, with the variety of devices, there are different input methods, from typing a word on the keyboard of our computer or making a request directly to voice applications like Siri, Sherpa, Cortana, or Google Now. These advances have moved us from former queries like “restaurants…

    Search Engine Journalin SEO- 11 readers -
  • My Local Knowledge Panel Doesn’t Show on Google – What can I do?

    … your exposure on Google in general. “Barbara Oliver“, my pet client, has managed to get greater KP exposure over time on her full trade name and on may variations and shortened versions of it. Over a period of 5 years she has accomplished many but not all the items on the list above. Google has rewarded her with national exposure of her Knowledge Panel. It’s a goal worth achieving. …

    Mike Blumenthal/ Local Universityin Google- 29 readers -
  • Teach Google About Your Entities by Using Topical Hubs - Whiteboard Friday

    … in the video: I swear, my English is not so bad, even if it really sounds Italian; just the idea that I was in Seattle shooting a WBF stressed every cell in my body]. For reference, here's a still of this week's whiteboard! Video Transcription Hola, Moz fans. I'm Gianluca Fiorelli. Finally, you are going to see my face and not just my picture or avatar…

    Moz Blogin Social SEO Google- 44 readers -
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