What would you say about the competition when wikipedia is first on SERP ?

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  1. Th0rr

    Th0rr Regular Member

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    Hi BHW,

    What would you say about the competition level when Wikipedia is first on SERP? How easy is it to outrank Wikipedia ? Would it be worth it ?
     
  2. samylurch

    samylurch Newbie

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    I think - just have a look, was is behind wiki in the serp? is it a single site or a bigger web?
     
  3. cecle

    cecle Regular Member

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    Personally if its a small niche, i most of the time try to find an alternative KW Reason? 1) Wiki pages are harder to outrank, 2) When a user sees a wiki page in the results on the topic they will most likely solely use that page, with much lower click through rates on 2nd, 3rd and 4th pos. I also tend to find comp, is stronger when a wiki page is present and prefer to find 2-5 alternatives that will be easy to rank for and bring the same amount of traffic.
     
  4. HatIsBlacked

    HatIsBlacked Regular Member

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    means not worth trying to rank as the content is superior and bls trust it strongly as a authoratative source
     
  5. rco85

    rco85 Registered Member

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    Google love big authority website after Penguin. In my niche (small niche), i see they are pushing up Amazon, Wiki, about.com, answers.com ... to top positions. Most of those pages have less than 5 backlinks. Personally i think OP have no chance to outrank wiki.
     
  6. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    Almost sounds like a backdoor strategy to a tiered internet, don't it?

    Where's my net neutrality?

    Oh right...money talks...never mind :\