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Is Wikipedia good for SEO?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by dchans, Jun 25, 2008.

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    I have heard of some people using wikipedia as a way to promote a site. What is the best way to use wikipedia for SEO?
    SEMrush
     
    dchans, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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  2. Rajaie

    Rajaie Active Member

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    No idea, unless you create your own wikipedia page and put a link to your blog in the bio section...
     
    Rajaie, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    astup1didiot Notable Member

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    No, they use the nofollow attribute with all external links. However, it is a great traffic source. :)
     
    astup1didiot, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    In a word - NO. Wikipedia automatically adds rel="nofollow" tag to all outgoing links which means you will get no SEO juice from a link on there whatsoever. To search engine it is as though there was no extra link to your site.

    However considering massive traffic wikipedia gets, you could get secondary SEO juice as your site will be introduced to many people some of whom may end up linking to you.

    So to sum it up - a link on Wikipedia will not help your SEO, but it could help make some people aware of your site which could result in back links and that would help your SEO

    Hope that helps ;)
     
    muncle, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    muncle Guest

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    This will not help your SEO either. All external links get rel="nofollow" tag added to them ,regardless of whether it's on an article page, your profile page or a page particularly about your website. With nofollow tag applied to every external link on wikipedia, you will get no SEO juice from having a link there.
     
    muncle, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    yourwriter Peon

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    yes no use as they have No follow links,,,else it would become all link posting centres rather than some good information centres
     
    yourwriter, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    #7
    can you provide us with a list of sites that give us
    follow links

    regards
     
    harbic, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    Trusted Writer Banned

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    Wikipedia does not only use nofollow, but your spam-related attempts will be deleted either by editors or people contributing to keep "SEO-seekers" out of the game.
     
    Trusted Writer, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    ninjashoes Well-Known Member

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    #9
    theres some sites that copy wiki's pages but do not use no-follow
     
    ninjashoes, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    Although Wikipedia itself does not give any link juice other sites do copy their content so Ninjashoes is correct, also Wikipedia is a great place to get traffic if your link is helpful to the community.
     
    SBC, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    angilina Notable Member

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    You can get traffic from wikipedia but if you are looking to get a backlink from wikipedia then that is not possible as they now use nofollow tag for external links.
     
    angilina, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    erikko Active Member

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    i tried to edit a page in Wikipedia and put my link on that page, it might not help in backlinks but it is a great source of traffic
     
    erikko, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    Racheal+seo Banned

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    #13
    it is not good way to promote your site.
     
    Racheal+seo, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    silveraden Banned

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    #14
    Try to spam in wiki and your message will not last in seconds...no way to advertise there unless you have your own wiki...
     
    silveraden, Jun 26, 2008 IP
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    No, try to use other off page optimization to enhance your traffic.
     
    jacky123, Jun 26, 2008 IP
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    #16
    try making a page over there in wiki
    only then you will be benefitted
     
    Loy Maben, Jun 26, 2008 IP
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    there was this question on DP! Wikipedia doesn't provide your with strong link...
     
    Sam 735, Jun 26, 2008 IP
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    Thanks for the advice. I was thinking about doing a wikipedia page for a herbal research company not to spam. It sounds like other than a possible increase in traffic, it probably won't help pr.
     
    dchans, Jun 26, 2008 IP
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    What a strange thing to say - why would you want PR, but not traffic?
     
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    Wikipedia = No follow link = Useless! only good for traffic :)
     
    skypeace, Jun 26, 2008 IP