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Many SEOs have been chatting this week about a recent study by Intelligent Positioning (first reported by Search Engine Watch ) that showed Wikipedia ranks on Google UK for 99 percent of searches. Yikes, right? Wikipedia — more specifically, Google’s apparent love of Wikipedia — has long been a sore spot in the SEO industry, so seeing a statistic like that is a big pile of salt in the wounds at this point. But it’s really not a statistic to get worked up about because, in my opinion, the study itself was flawed. Study Methodology As Intelligent Position explains, the company used a couple random noun generators to come up with a list of 1,000 nouns — words like “ashtray” and “volcano,” “snowflake” and “melody.” It then did 1,000 unique searches on Google UK and charted if and where Wikipedia showed up in the first page of results. The results? Wikipedia was on page one for...

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