• http://www.mikearnesen.com/ Mike Arnesen

    Fantastic piece, Barbara! Even for a guy like me who thought I was as excited as I could be about semantic search…I’m even more excited now! Thanks so much for sharing your insight. I really like the case you’ve made for being an early adopter of newer semantic markup options so that you can automatically benefit if and when search engines start using that data for new types of rich snippets.

    Also, I’m really looking forward to sitting on the Semantic Web panel with you at SemTechBiz this October!

  • Temujink

    Great article. I recommend if you could try http://www.appcurl.com which uses these concepts to solve mobile app search problem, and possibly write a related article in the context of app discovery. Thanks

  • Tony Sanford

    I know that all of these adaptions that Google is implementing is probably the natural progression for the overall enhancement of the user experience. Does it also mean the end of the times when the average internet marketing entrepreneur will be able to develop and create his own SEO websites without the aid of a some pro SEO company or service. It seems to me that it’s another example of progress eliminating the participation in the search of the American dream for a lot of folk. I know it’s not intentional, maybe just deliberately convenient. My thoughts.

  • Tony Sanford

    I know that all of these adaptions that Google is implementing is probably the natural progression for the overall enhancement of the user experience. Does it also mean the end of the times when the average internet marketing entrepreneur will be able to develop and create his own SEO websites without the aid of a some pro SEO company or service. It seems to me that it’s another example of progress eliminating the participation in the search of the American dream for a lot of folk. I know it’s not intentional, maybe just deliberately convenient. My thoughts.

  • munaazanjum

    A well written post about semantic search! Yes, we are seeing ‘Google On Its Mission’ and noticing how a conservative search engine is moving up to a conversational search to answer users’ queries. How “Google Then” is different from “Google Now.”

    While we are seeing lots of Google’s initiatives to materialize its objective of becoming a semantic search engine, which is amazing for end users, however, my concern is how advertisers (AdWords) get benefit from this? I’m sure Google will not kill its goose that lays golden eggs. Will it be a CPM model that Google envisions in a semantic world? If the search engine responds to a ‘search query’ by understanding the human intent, and KeySense but not keywords determine the search results, what about sponsored links results? Will Google miss out such an opportunity created for advertisers over a decade? I’m sure, it is not.

    Need your thoughts on a CPA or CPM model in a semantic search. Awaiting
    response either from audience, or from you, or from @Danny! I did not
    find any valid source that satisfies my query, not even Google :), as what
    would be Google’s advertisement model in semantic and conversational search model.

  • http://www.send2press.com/ Christopher Simmons

    Awesome. Thanks. Followed threads on this topic back to here. Perfect info for my work on redoing our website for the first time since 2009. :-)

  • http://MatthewNeer.com MatthewNeer

    I believe this is a natural evolution of search as it becomes more social, it gives the SERPs new ways to index, understand and display data. Very exciting! :)

    Thanks for sharing all this good stuff Barbara!