What is Wikidata?
Wikidata is the basis for the Wikimedia family; this is a bank of information about people, enterprises and all themes, concepts or objects. Information posted on Wikidata is shared for editing and open to free use. Wikidata retains information in structured form, which allows search engines to effectively handle it and makes information available in all languages.
What are the benefits of Wikidata?
Optimized Wikidata content will improve your chances of being ranked higher on the Google search engine results page (SERP) and should be part of any good SEO campaign. In addition to great SEO and placing you on the SERP, well-edited Wikidata content can potentially put you first among these SERPs with the result of the Google Knowledge Graph, which makes your business "hyper-relevant" to user needs.
Google Knowledge Graph
Google released its Google Knowledge Graph tool in 2012. According to the Google blog, Knowledge Graph receives data from various sources, such as Wikipedia, Wikidata and the CIA World Factbook. This data is used to understand user search intentions and to respond to search queries directly as Google Knowledge Graphs (information box to the right of search results) or carousel (which appears at the top of the page).
The Google Knowledge Graph is useful for businesses because they can:
- Increase brand awareness
- Engage traffic to your website