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.
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  • 3 Challenges Faced by Enterprise SEOs in 2015

    … operations are immune from the same issues, but enterprise-level companies can (or believe they can) coast on brand equity and above-the-line advertising, while SMBs that become mired in the same white tape aren’t likely to survive in search – much less thrive. Below are the three key issues that SEO departments working in and with big organizations…

    Stephen Kenwright/ Search Engine Watch- 10 readers -
  • SEO 101: What is Semantic Search and Why Should I Care?

    … Suggest is more in line with the query: In the first query Google is dealing with a search term, but with several entities. In fact, if we go into Freebase (another source of knowledge from which Google thrives to better understand the website) and search ‘panda’, the database will return 220 results. However, in the second case the term is better…

    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- 23 readers -
  • Teach Google About Your Entities by Using Topical Hubs - Whiteboard Friday

    … between the entities, and we have to be really sure about the context of the content that we are creating. All these three things then will guide our keyword research. How can we do this? We should start our job not from keywords but from entities. These are a few tools that we can use, like directly using the Freebase APIs, which is directly using…

    Moz Blogin Social SEO Google- 36 readers -