Wikimedia Works On Search Improvements, Says It’s Not Competing with Google [Updated]

Note: This article has been updated with clarification directly from The Wikimedia Foundation. It would appear that there is a new search engine from Wikipedia in the works – one that would surface public information from Wikipedia and its sister…

Wikipedia Is Bitching About Media Coverage

English Wikipedia administrator Robert Fernandez just published a blog post on the official Wikimedia blog complaining about Wikipedia / Wikimedia’s media coverage – both quantity and quality. On which we are now reporting. According to Fernandez, the media doesn’t really…

Study Finds Wikipedia Still Outperforms Google Properties in Google

Last month, there were a number of reports about a significant drop in Wikipedia’s Google traffic. A report from SimilarWeb found that Google “stole over 550 million clicks” from Wikipedia in 6 months. According to Search Engine Journal, the site’s…

Russia Bans Wikipedia Over Drug Article, Promptly Reverses Course After Edits

Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (basically its internet watchdog) has been in the news quite a bit lately. The regulatory body seems to be scouring the web, looking to block certain sites…

Google Algorithm Gets Mysterious Jolt

Google changes its algorithm constantly, so an update is hardly newsworthy unless it causes major changes. Something pretty big apparently happened with the algorithm on June 17 – so big that Moz is calling it the “Colossus” update. I don’t…

Wikipedia Lists Ten Most Edited Pages Of 2014

Earlier this month, the Wikimedia Foundation released its first-ever annual video looking back at the year in Wikipedia edits. The video gave us a glance at some of the most edited pages, but now, the foundation has released an actual…

Here’s What 2014 Looked Like On Wikipedia

It’s that time of year. Everybody’s putting out their year-end round-ups. Sometimes they come in the form of lists. Sometimes they’re videos. Sometimes both. The Wikimedia Foundation is getting in on the fun this year with its first-ever annual video…

Wikipedia Mobile Apps Get Nearby Feature

Last year, Wikipedia added “nearby” functionality to its desktop and mobile sites to let users find interesting content about subjects relevant to their location. The functionality has now come to the Android and iOS apps. The feature shows you a…

Wikipedia Banks $140,000 in Bitcoin Donations in First Week

The Wikimedia Foundation lives on donations – that’s how you can read the Wikipedia entry on World of Warcraft and not be bombarded with ads for Mountain Dew Code Red. And garnering enough donations to keep afloat hasn’t always been…

Wikipedia Shows Content Google ‘Forgets’

It was recently reported that Google is removing links to Wikipedia articles from search results in Europe thanks to the new “right to be forgotten“. The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, has now put out a statement. Do you think…