On 20.06.2016 19:57, Stas Malyshev wrote:
Lest we forget....
Look at the right side Google Knowledge Graph panel.... Wikipedia is
displayed as sources of information. Wikipedia gets attribution and a
bit of free advertising.
Compared to bold prominent link to Wikipedia as the first result of the
same search, I wonder how much traffic a little link tucked into the
sidebar on the right actually gets.
I think at least one group of people will read the small links very
carefully: spammers who want to get visibility on Google. I am not sure
if it would be so good for us at the current stage (with our current
anti-spam infrastructure) to widely advertise Wikidata as an entry point
to Google (which I still believe it is not, but things might change, and
the question of how we want this to be displayed might come up
eventually). The SEO people already try to convince others that Google
is using Wikidata, but I think they also are aware of the fact that this
is all but clear so far. At the time when Google really starts using our
data in significant ways, and this becomes publicly documented, we need
to be prepared for a lot more spam than we are seeing now.
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