As of this week, ambisonia.com is getting more hits from Wikipedia than it is from Google.
That’s an astounding statistic.
It means that at least from my perspective, Wikipedia has more control over traffic to my site than Google. If you Google ‘surround sound’, you’ll need to labour through 7 pages of results before you find a site that offers you heaps of fantastic surround sound content for download (i.e. ambisonia.com).
If you go to Wikipedia and type in ‘Surround Sound’, you’ll see a link to ambisonia.com in the links section. This link makes sense.
So I guess this statistic lends more credence to mahalo.com, the human powered search engine…. or at least to Google’s slight loss of reputation compared to human generated search results.
Ofcourse, the good people at wikipedia (whoever they are) saw fit to keep the link to ambisonia.com that I put in there. I guess this is one of the advantages of human powered search engines, you cant (at least not yet) easily spam the search results.
If you look at the Google results for ‘Surround Sound’ … many are not spam, but just plain stupid, like the Windows Media Surround Sound Showcase, or the 7.1 mobile phone. Its clear that Google looks at the popularity of the hosting website, and if it is really popular, it seems to automatically have high authority. That’s _very_ questionable.