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[Poll] Wikipedia links - Lets settle this once and for all.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by pxoxrxn, Jun 15, 2014.

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Do Wikipedia links pass authority?

Poll closed Jul 15, 2014.
  1. Yes - To spite the no-follow tag and all logic, Wikipedia links do pass authority

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  2. No - Wikipedia links do not pass authority

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  1. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Every now and again people post threads about Wikipedia links passing authority. To spite the no-follow tag, many members insist that Wikipedia links pass authority, simply because of Wikipedia's authority. Matt Cutts has made a video saying that they do not, logic will tell you that they do not, but still... people insist that they do.

    So, lets setting this once and for all. Do Wikipedia links pass authority?
     
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  2. divok

    divok Senior Member

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    Links from wiki can be counter productive too . Because several webmasters just copy the entire page of wikipidea including the external links on their website . For google you are building links with duplicate article.
     
  3. SEO_Alchemy

    SEO_Alchemy Senior Member

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    Everybody take a few minutes and go into your WMT accounts and look through all your links being reported. If there is not a single noFollow link in there, then maybe you have a point.... if there are even a handful of noFollow links in your reported backlinks, then quite clearly they are being counted and google is registering them, and they are contributing to your rankings, authority, backlink profile etc.... so instead of just answering the poll of what "you think" is happening, lets have som empirical evidence of google at work, if even just showing that they see them and report them via WMT. Cheers.
     
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  4. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Good idea. If anyone has Wikipedia.org links and could do this, that would be awesome.

     
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  5. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    I didn't vote because I don't have any knowledge on the subject, but I'm looking forward to see how this poll ends, hopefully I'll learn something new today. Keep voting guys! :)
     
  6. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Thank you, I'm glad you like my poll. Pun intended.
     
  7. Kralj187

    Kralj187 Senior Member

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    Of course they pass authority.
     
  8. PixelMathis

    PixelMathis Power Member

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    Nofollow links don't pass PR but they do pass authority and relevance.

    After all it's a wikipedia link. Go and get them.
     
  9. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    I have a PA 65 Wikipedia link. Why would that not pass authority ?

    NF links just dont pass PR but you can still rank a site with them.
     
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  10. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Not a very compelling argument.

    Please stop just saying "of course they do" and give some sort of evidence for your claims.
     
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    ardley216 Elite Member

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    This brings me to think of a case study... can I rank with a 100% nofollow backlink profile?
     
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  12. Emilio14

    Emilio14 Newbie

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    Yes, they pass authority, but in my opinion there aren't very useful. Only a little bit
     
  13. THUNDERELVI

    THUNDERELVI Elite Member

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    Yes they do pass authority and relevance.
    You want proof ? When you rank a website you use no-follow links as well and they count towards your rankings. All of my campaigns are on the ratio 70/80 - 20/30 % ratio on ********/nofollow.
    Why wouldn't wikipedia help with that ?!
     
  14. 2spoons

    2spoons Regular Member Premium Member

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    If Cutts says they do not pass authority then that means that they probably do.
     
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    rslsrkr Newbie

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    My votes for the majority :)
     
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  16. coitza

    coitza Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I suspect they do, can't say I have definitive proof with any site, actually had mixed results with the few links I managed to put in wikipedia, but I still think it's a good idea, just my 2c
     
  17. atentat

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    its completely withing Google guidelines to buy as many nofollow links as you wish, thus they dont help rankings at all.

    Im am sure they dont pass anything, no PR, no trust, no relevance, no anchortext.

    Thats the whole point of nofollow. Same reason why social doesnt matter for SEO. Beachause twitter & fb are nofollowing everything.
     
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    jr_sci Senior Member

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    I would build wikipedia links time and again to drive traffic. Can't beat a little work to get lifetime of referral traffic.
     
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    They pass authority or not is not what I am concerned about.. They DO bring in some highly targetted traffic. That's why I love Wikipedia.

    The poll would be interesting to see. I did not vote though because I am not sure about this.