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What is Your Favorite Web 2.0 Platform?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Micallef, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    I'd like to poll the opinions of the members on this forum regarding web 2.0 platforms for use in Mini-Nets or linkwheels.

    When you make a new network of web 2.0 properties, which platform is your favorite and why?

    We're looking at both ranking potential and back-link authority here.

    I'll start:

    My current favorite platform is Wikidot, as it often ranks well and has a more authoritative look to it.

    What are your favorites?
     
  2. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    Ok, I guess it's a slow day on BHW today.

    It's really, really not like me to do this but...... I think this could be a good source of web 2.0 information.

    Bump!!!! (sorry)
     
  3. beatuplunchbox

    beatuplunchbox Junior Member

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    I know this is nuts, but Squidoo. Altho the links are a secondary reason, they are just good to test out keywords and conversions.
    Ive just done so many that I can knock the out really quickly.
     
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    Squidoo, Hubpages, Blog dot com, Xanga, Tumblr, Easy Journal..
     
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    Hi,

    I usually use squidoo, hubpages, blogspot, blog.com, hi5, vox, xanga and tumblr =)

    Gian Sim
     
  6. Micallef

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    The thing is, I tend to find most web 2.0 platforms somewhat lacking.

    I mainly build splogs in order to have authoritative link power sent back to my money site. I have a selection of "serious-looking" and "well presented" favorites like wordpress.com, edublogs.org and wikidot, but I am reluctant to go for / invest content in platforms like vox and xanga because they don't look so authoritative - they are full of 15 year-olds who are just blogging rubbish about what they did last Wednesday.

    Any thought on this - does anybody else feel picky when choosing their web 2.0 blogs?
     
  7. analog187

    analog187 Newbie

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    I'm more concerned about link juice, but I guess it depends on what you are really aiming for. With some of mine, I really don't care if anyone other than G sees it.

    Anyone have a handle on what web 2.0 platform passes the most link juice on its own without doing anything else with it? One link from Hubpages seems to really bump up my pages a few notches but I haven't really had the chance to test out the others mentioned too much. I have a number of WP blogs but I put a shitload of time into them so I really don't know what power they would have without doing that.

    Going to check out the others and try to check some results.
     
  8. Micallef

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    Hubpages is nofollow unless you bring the hub above a certain score. I can see how it would be a worthwhile link if you could do that easily.

    I'm mainly concerned about what Google sees too. At the moment I'm into building high quality "linkwheels" designed to slip under every conceivable filter Google may have.

    These take a lot of time and effort to do correctly, so it seems to me a waste of time and money to make a vox.com or quizilla site with all the content and links etc. However, when you're limited to just the "posh" sites which you know carry a lot of authority, you start to run out of good "investment platforms" if you get what I mean.
     
  9. Natlex

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    hubpage, infobarrel, wordpress, blogger all seem to do well for me in that they quickly get indexed and once they have a few backlinks/articles on them they act like normal sites in google eyes... Some other web 2.0 platforms each new article can be like pulling teeth to get google to index them even if their unique.
     
  10. beatuplunchbox

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    Ive almost decided against the investment I have previously put into these type sites in favor of outright blog commenting. It just seems to be a lot more fun...