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Discussion in 'Link Building' started by geezer466, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. geezer466

    geezer466 Regular Member

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    In terms of the Big G what are these worth?

    Ok they are no follow but surely they must count more than a bog standard link?

    Has anyone devised a strategy for getting a link on a wiki page..

    I found this page which goes to lengths describing a trunk road in the UK the A52. The author has quite cleverly pointed out areas of interest along the road and linked back to their websites in doing so. Ok so this works for sites that have a physical presence on the ground but the concept is interesting in that it has escaped the notice of the wiki police!!

    Wiki pages are not that difficult to construct and edit once you get the hang of it has anyone ever worked out a strategy to get links in a way similar to this?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A52_road
     
  2. gagandeep4687

    gagandeep4687 Junior Member

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    but all those links are no-follow . The only place according to me from where you get a do-follow link is wikipedia donors page and you need to pay atleast $1000 to get a link from that page
     
  3. SSL9000J

    SSL9000J Regular Member

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    Interesting... First thing one sees on that Wiki page is
    Digging a little deeper yields
    You can read more here, but it sounds like they're saying "Hey, no bullshit, ok?" So it kind of sounds like this doesn't really live up to their criteria, but it hasn't been edited in almost two years, so who's really paying attention anyway. You are absolutely correct, by the way, in saying that all the external links are no-follow.


    So let's try something else. A quick Wikipedia search of "SEO" brings up, well, a few different things. ("Site Enhancement Oil, a liquid substance used by bodybuilders to increase the apparent size of some muscles" Who knew?) For now, let's just study the entry on Search Engine Optimization, since that's something we're probably a little interested in anyway. (Incidentally, I'm no expert so feel free to raise the bullshit flag if any of these assumptions are wrong.) The links within the main body of the article all point to other Wikipedia pages, so no link juice there. Scroll down and we see a Notes section. Click edit and we get
    Below the Notes are External Links, and unsurprisingly upon clicking edit we're advised
    Okay, fair enough. Now that's not to say that if you wrote a good article that was somehow relevant to the main entry, you could cite it in either of these places along with a link. You might want to do your homework first. I'm not about to read their terms of use policy, but it's here. I also understand that popular entries are being read, re-read and re-edited fairly constantly and consistently, so any links one might be able to sneak in wouldn't last anyway. Besides, if they're no-follow it's a pointless waste of time.

    Honestly, I don't see how a Wikipedia entry would carry any more weight than anything similar, such as a posting on a message board. (No offense.) Exceptions being the highly coveted and authoritative sounding .GOV and .EDU domains. (Which, if you think about it, is ironic because nobody bullshits more than the government, and as for universities, well we all know how those crazy college kids are.) Leave Wikipedia alone, there are better and easier ways to get link juice.
     
  4. geezer466

    geezer466 Regular Member

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    Good points. I was not advocating spamming wiki to death, simply exploring if there were any exploits that peeps were aware of.
    As for no follow or not wiki is an authoritative domain and would count a lot more in G 's eyes than a pr0 or pr1 blog imho.

    There have been numerous debates in these pages as to the value of no follow but as has always been said at the end of the day a link is a link. Newbies could gain valuable experience in learning how to edit wiki pages along side this.

    As it happens I managed to drop my link with an anchor text of the address into the page describing my town as my business premises occupy the second oldest building in that town. Descriptive,researched and it brings something to the article. I also added some history of the local church and dropped the link to another business that occupies the oldest building in the town. That said my business is accommodation provider so clearly this is mush easier for me to take advantage of than say an online sales page.

    Black Hat or White Hat I would say this is the latter providing the user experience is enhanced then what is wrong with it?
     
  5. geezer466

    geezer466 Regular Member

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    Case Study..... If Wikipedia passes no link juice can someone explain where this site:

    http://www.blackpoolhoteluk.biz/

    Gets its PR3 from?

    It only has 21 inbound links according to yahoo linkdomain the only notable one being a wikipedia pr5 link??

    The wiki link is def no follow tagged....
     
  6. SSL9000J

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    You're absolutely correct. What Wikipedia seems to be trying to avoid is having the spammers descend like vultures and going apeshit with semi-relevant links back to blog farms, disguised affiliate sites, etc.
     
  7. B.Williams

    B.Williams Newbie

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    But how to links with Wikipedia and Yahoo Answers? will it required any registration?