Poll: Can You Beat a #1 Wikipedia Google Ranking?

May 11, 2009 • 8:11 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

We have written about Wikipedia's dominance of the Google search results plenty of times. A new thread at WebmasterWorld asks if it is possible to beat a number one Wikipedia ranking at Google.

I wanted to poll our audience to see what you think. Can you beat Wikipedia? Let us know:

I do like at least one post in the thread:

Yes, it's possible to rank higher than Wikipedia for some terms, but I'm not sure that it matters. Not every searcher is looking for a Wikipedia article. The searcher who searches on "widget pastry" while looking for a widget-pastry recipe or a widget-pastry shop is likely to either (a) skip down past the Wikipedia result on the SERP or (b) hit the browser's back button and try the next result if he has clicked through to a Wikipedia article on the history, etymology, and regional variations of widget pastries.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Ancient Wisdom

05/29/2012 05:02 am

It seems to be a matter of traffic. If your site gets a few hundred visits per day - aside for being optimized for a certain keyword - it will pass wikipedias entry for that same keyword.

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