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Wikipedia’s Traffic From Google is in Decline
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WEDNESDAY,19 AUGUST 2015 The Domains
According to the news from Domain Forum of China on August 19th,apparently Wikipedia is losing traffic that it receives organically from Google. Founder Jimmy Wales confirmed that traffic is down and that it has been going on for some time now. Most web users are used to seeing Wikipedia show up on the first page of most search queries, so why the traffic is going down is open to a couple theories.

Barry Schwartz wrote on SearchEngineLand.com:

I noticed this decline back in March, so this has been happening for a long time now.

Back in the day, Wikipedia dominated Google’s search results. It was likely the most visible site in the Google search results.

The question is, why is there a decline in Wikipedia’s traffic from Google? Some have theorized it might have to do with the Google Answer box, others say the algorithm has changed. It is hard to say for sure, but overall, it’s clear that Wikipedia is noticing a steady decline in traffic from Google.
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