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August 21, 2009

Google Sitelinks for Wikipedia

Google started to show some special sitelinks for Wikipedia articles. As you probably know, sitelinks are links to popular sections of a site that help you navigate directly from Google's search results pages. Initially, Google displayed sitelinks only for the top search results and only if the query was navigational, but now you can find sitelinks for other results: for example, you'll see sitelinks next to results from IMDb.

The sitelinks for Wikipedia results are special because Google doesn't send you to a different page, but to a section of the article. This is especially useful for long articles that include a lot of information.


It's the first time when Google indexes URLs that include anchors and sends you directly to a section from a page. The feature has already been available at Yahoo Search and Live Search.

{ Spotted by Milivella. }

11 comments:

  1. Actually it's not only for Wikipedia. These sitelinks might appear for every page that uses labels (a name="sth"). Example: http://i28.tinypic.com/2lbc1g9.jpg
    They use anchor texts from first 3-4 links with #.

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  2. Very helpful info on google sitelinks. Thanks for the share.

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  3. I think it is already present for a long time now
    not only wikipedia but all wesites

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  4. These links are present for a long time now. But, very good observation. How do you think we can use them for an advantage for ranking on websites?

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  5. So nice to see updation.Keep going like this. ALL THE BEST.

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  6. This is a great development and one that is very much welcomed.

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  7. I think it is already present for a long time now
    not only wikipedia but all wesites
    Good to see the changes.

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  8. Yes how do we get these sitelinks?

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