Knowledge Graph search results

When you search on Google you might see a section to the right or just above your search results that highlights facts, photos, and other pieces of information about your search. These results come from the Knowledge Graph, and you can use these results to find quick information or start exploring related subjects.

For example, if you go to google.com and search for galileo, you might see the dates of his birth and death, education information, discoveries, children and relevant books.

How to make answers from the Knowledge Graph appear

You can get answers from the Knowledge Graph by searching for a popular entity, like a celebrity, company, location, movie, or musician. The Knowledge Graph will also return answers to popular questions, like second US president, members of the beatles, or height of mt everest. Google’s goal is to eventually provide immediate answers to specific questions for the most popular search queries. We haven’t gotten there yet, but we add new answers and new entities all the time.

Information you may see

  • Descriptions and facts that are publicly available on the Web
  • Images from the Web that are selected as the highest ranking images about the subject
  • Related searches to help you explore similar subjects, such as other Paris monuments when you search for the Eiffel Tower
  • Other information that's related to the subject, such as a map of a location, upcoming events for an artist or venue, and the latest Google+ posts for some people

Filter results by category

When you search for a category, you can filter your results. For example, when you search for restaurants, you can narrow results by Price, Rating, and Type of Cuisine.

Compare people or things

Instead of searching for two items separately, you can use a comparison search to see the details side by side. For example, try searching for calories of chips vs popcorn.

Where the information comes from

The information shown in this section comes from what we call the Knowledge Graph, a massive collection of information about real-world things and their connections to other things. The graph gathers information about a person, place, or thing from many sources, then refines the information based on the most popular questions people ask about that subject.

Some of the sources for this information include Wikipedia, subject-specific resources like Weather Underground, publicly available data from Freebase.com, and Google search data.

Report problems

The information in these sections is compiled by automated systems, so there's always a chance that some of the information is incorrect or no longer relevant. If you see any issues, click Feedback/more info under the knowledge panel to let us know which part of the content needs to be updated.