LeeAnn Prescott from Hitwise posted Google Traffic To Wikipedia up 166% Year over Year. She has hard stats that prove what SEOs and Webmasters have been claiming for the past year plus.
- Wikipedia Treated Too Well in Google? from August 17, 2005
- Wikipedia Results at Top of Google SERPs? from December 21, 2005
- The Rise of Wikipedia = The Fall of DMOZ? from July 26, 2006
- Wikipedia Ruling in Google Search Results? from August 11, 2006
- Google Treating Wikipeda Too Well? from January 23, 2007
- Google's "I'm Feeling Lucky" Button To Be Renamed "Wikipeda Result" Button - Joke from February 13, 2007
The percentage of Google's downstream traffic going to Wikipedia increased by 166% year over year (week ending 2/10/07 vs. week ending 2/11/06). Last week Wikipedia was the #3 website in Google's downstream, after Google Image Search and MySpace.
That is some serious traffic. Is Wikipedia worthy of it?
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