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what is the point of wiki pages?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by theseodude, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    I have seen software that posts to thousands of wiki pages. what's the point? Aren't wikis nofllow?
     
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  2. paulwilliams972

    paulwilliams972 Regular Member

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    i also waiting for this reply..
     
  3. UndeadCircus

    UndeadCircus Junior Member

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    Wikis are breeding grounds for content, and tons of it. Search engines like wikis because usually wikis are a good source of information.
     
  4. BRAIN_PAIN

    BRAIN_PAIN Junior Member

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    Yes, you are right. Most of them are no-follow, but still a link is a link. No-follow just tells the search engine not to pass the "trust rank" and the link juice to the linked page. But still it is a link. They are a good source for raw links and also if you want to diversify your backlink profile.

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  5. nikolaalx

    nikolaalx Regular Member

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    No-follow links are strongly being speculated that affect a site's rankings. However this is not true. Whatever the purpose of buying a no-follow wiki is it is not likely to affect a site's rankings.

    Perhaps adding some diversity to the profile link of a site is the reason why most people use them.
     
  6. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I know for a fact that you haven't tested this extensively. Wikis are a great source of mainly no follow links. No follow links can still help with link building.
     
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    Kikerinka Senior Member

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    Not all Wiki's are no follow!!! You should check Mac Os wiki sites. To these Wikis, you can even put pictures, what I believe increases the value of a link even more.

    I do not understand why so many people focus purely on MediaWiki, while these are pure shit links and spammed to death. Turn your focus to Mac Os Wikis, and you can get a decent result. Good luck!
     
  8. VIC SEO

    VIC SEO Elite Member

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    wiki and edu backlinks are very costly.10 normal backlinks equals to one wiki backlink or edu one.That is why people give lot of preference to them
     
  9. netpal

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    Anyone did a case study for wiki links?
     
  10. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    They hold more reputation than normal backlinks. It's sad that people find ways to abuse these types of links though. Soon, Google will de-value them and we'll have to find a new source of quality linking (shocker).