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Custom descriptions for wikipedia hits

Obli [PersonRank 1]

Sunday, June 4, 2006
18 years ago2,847 views

I just did a search on [Dan Brown] on google and noticed that the Wikipedia hit had a description not found anywhere on the target page:

Dan Brown – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Short description of the author and links to reviews of all his books. – 52k – 2 Jun 2006 – Cached – Similar pages – Note this

I took my hypothesis one step further and searched for [George W Bush] and [Bill Clinton]. These descriptions seem to have been applied to popular articles, I couldn't find that many, but there are some.

Is this Google Co-op in the works or did I just find some behind the scenes work between Wikipedia and Google?

Nico [PersonRank 1]

18 years ago #

It is the page's DMOZ description.,_Dan/?il=1

Obli [PersonRank 1]

18 years ago #

Ah, so that's why some descriptions for horrible pages make more sense than the page itself sometimes...

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