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

    … 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- 10 readers -
  • SEO 101: What is Semantic Search and Why Should I Care?

    … operates. If we do a search for ‘panda’, without specifying anything else, we could think that we are referring to the bear species native to China, one of the Google algorithm updates or even a computer antivirus program. We just have to see the results page to understand that, in the first instance, for Google it is not clear what we are looking…

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

    My local Knowledge Panel does not show in Google when I search on my company name. Why not and what can I do? We recently got this question in the Local U forum. We are repuplishing my answer here as we think the answer will be of general interest AND we are hoping to entice you to join our forum, where questions like this are asked and answered every day in a low noise, hig ...

    Mike Blumenthal/ Local University- 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- 37 readers -