Google’s search results are usually shown as a list, but this is starting to change.
You may have noticed that, with your last few Google searches, some additional hits are being thrown at you, specifically at the top and to the side of the main list; this is Knowledge Graph
. Knowledge Graph is Google’s attempt to give you the information you need, from the search results page itself. Knowledge Graph makes its presence felt in two ways: a ‘more information’ box, and an image carousel along the top of your screen. The box provides some key facts based on your search query. For example, searching for an actress brings up their birth date and filmography; search for a restaurant and the information box contains a Google Map preview and user reviews. Knowledge Graph is also context-aware, so when your query has several possible meanings, you’ll find the different options listed beneath the information box. Click any to clarify this is what you had in mind. For example, if you’re interested in the Andromeda galaxy, select this option to strip out results concerned with the TV series. Depending on your original search term, your page may also feature an image carousel. Click any image to explore the related results; you’ll notice that selecting an image doesn’t alter the actual carousel, so you can explore each one in turn.