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Your Business on Google: Knowledge Panels, Knowledge Graphs, and Google My Business Listings

Published: April 17, 2019       Updated: May 13, 2024

2 min read


When someone searches for your company or brand, what do they see? If you don't already think of Google as your second home page, you should be. 

In this video we break down the valuable pieces of B2B Google real estate and discuss the elements and differences between each one— and why they're important for your search presence strategy

Every second of every day, Google processes 63,000 search queries.

Google also owns 75 percent of all search engine market share.

There are many parts of a Google SERP page, but most importantly for B2B brands: 

Google Knowledge Graph - General Queries

  • A block of information about a subject that can have many variations
  • Shows up on the right or above organic results, displaying images, factual information and more. Google scrapes information from both Google data and external sources (ie Wikipedia) to feature here. 
  • Google may pull data from a brand’s About Us page, various business listings, Google My Business accounts and online directories. Structuring the data on a few organization-specific pages on your website can also cue Google to categorize your information as eligible for Knowledge Graph results.

Knowledge Panel - Branded Queries 

  • Nearly identical to Knowledge Graphs, except that Google pulls information from Google My Business Listings or Google Maps
  • Because websites, social media and other directories do not impact Knowledge Panels, the only way to optimize for this SERP feature is to update your Google My Business and Google Maps listings – both of which are obviously owned by Google. In this way, if you want Google to feature you, you have to play its game and appropriately optimize these web applications.
  • If you're eligible for a Google Knowledge Panel, it can be "claimed" by connecting it to your Google Search Console 

Google My Business - Local and Branded Search

  • Your Business Profile appears right when people are searching for your business or businesses like yours on Google Search and Maps. Google My Business makes it easy to create and update your Business Profile by claiming and verifying your listing. 
  • Your Google reviews live here
  • Features your website, a logo/images, posts and other business location and contact information

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