Forrester: Wikipedia Lost 21% Of Their Traffic After Google Featured Snippets Launched
By Barry Schwartz
5 - 6 minutes
Duane Forrester, a former Bing representative and experience SEO who is very well respected, supposedly said at PubCon that Wikipedia's traffic dropped by 21% after Google launched their featured snippets.
Patrick Stox tweeted it out from his presentation:
Can I officially claim residuals from Forrester Research now that I’ve been addressed as “Forrester”?! 🤣 Original source of the data below. For context, during the preso, this was an historical reference: https://t.co/CvgUBeL5oi
This is a weird Google knowledge panel for the query [loans]. It shows at the bottom right of the knowledge panel a listing of soccer players that reads Chelsea players on loan. It lists names such as Tammy Abraham, Tomáš Kalas, Lewis Baker, Mario Pašalić, and Kenneth Omeruo.
Here is a screen shot:
This was actually reported to Google on March 4th, Google is aware of it but nothing changed:
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Weird Google Loan Knowledge Panel Has Chelsea Players On Loan This is a weird Google knowledge panel for the query [loan]. It shows at the bottom right of the knowledge panel a listing of soccer players that reads Chelsea players on loan. It lists names such as Tammy Abraham, TomÃ¡Å¡ Kalas, Lewis Baker, Mario PaÅ¡aliÄ, and Kenneth Omeruo.
Google In-Depth Articles Go Missing Google has these in-depth articles for their snippets, they launched it in 2013 but now they are gone. According to Moz data they no longer show up. Also FiveBlocks who tracks data on this said they are all gone as well.
Google Don't Be Evil Boxing Bear I spotted this photo on Instagram from the Google NYC office. It shows a life size bear, wearing boxing equipment, that has a belt that reads "don't be evil." I am not sure where this is exactly but