American Heritage Dictionary:
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2 Knowledge of specific events or situations that has been gathered or received by communication; intelligence or news.
3 A collection of facts or data: statistical information.
4 The act of informing or the condition of being informed; communication of knowledge
5 Computer Science. Processed, stored, or transmitted data.
I agree, in general, although it depends on the specific circumstances. However, many more queries in the future will be answered directly from the SE. For example: Want opinions,stories,travelogues on Florence,Italy? Here is a list of them on Google. Halfway down the page, the list of external links that go to travel guide sites. That's just an example, it will most liekly happen for any niche. Remember when Yahoo Directory was so prominent on Yahoo? Compare that to where all there niche servcies are advertised on the front page.
If most of your traffic *did not* come from Google then that would evidence your presentation was both differentiated and popular.
Google brings in traffic because of query/algo matches that ultimately order you in the SERPS either higher or lower on a Google page NOT because your presentation is desirable to a particular audience.