Hit by Google algorithm change due to Xenforo's search entities?

Here's the information from Fruition.net's penalty checker:


The only entities on the site are those provided by Xenforo.

Anyone else experience a drop in traffic?


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I don't have a clue what that line is actually even referring to. The terminology they use is only listed by Fruition. What do the details say?
Yeah details seem to be a little scarce for sure.

Here's what the details link says:

Entity Authority Integration into Search Snippets. Mini knowledge boxes. Google rolled out entities within search snippets. This is similar to a knowledge box but on a smaller scale. Wikipedia and DMOZ (serious google?) are two of the sources that have been displayed. This change was hinted at by Matt Cutts' in April, 2014.


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In other words, that sounds an awful lot like 'Google taking your content and showing bits of it to users so they don't have to come to your actual site'.