EGOL, a moderator and a highly respected personality in the SEO forum space, started a thread at Cre8asite Forums saying he feels Wikipedia has been given a boost again in the Google search results. He said, Wikipedia has "made a big jump in the past few weeks."
He added they rank despite:
1) Stub pages with zero content often rank #1 above other fantastic content
2) Mediocre articles on wikipedia often outrank websites that have a virtual Bible on the same topic
EGOL is/was a professor, by the way.
Michael Martinez, a well known personality, disagreed saying:
I don't question what either of you are seeing, but my impression of Wikipedia's search visibility is almost the exact opposite. I am seeing it move down below other sites for many keywords I monitor. I don't have an explanation for that, unless Google's algorithm is finally going to crack down on the crap content published there because of all the broken English in some articles.
So is Wikipedia stronger today in the Google results than it was 6 months ago?
Forum discussion at Cre8asite Forums.