Online Poker Searches Not Driving Wikipedia Popularity

Recent news from competitive intelligence and analytics firm
Hitwise
that the community-created Wikipedia encyclopedia saw a rise in popularity over the past month got me thinking. Did this
have more to do with a link bombing campaign by some bloggers to push Wikipedia into the top results for "online poker" at
Google? After some checking, Hitwise says that’s not the case.

The story now posted for Search Engine Watch
members goes into depth about why bloggers want Wikipedia to do well for online poker and how stats show the
campaign isn’t behind Wikipedia’s rise in general popularity. Plus, a look at who is doing tops for searches on online poker and the surprising top search term that’s sending
Wikipedia traffic.

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