The SEO WIki

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A Wiki for SEO Information
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If you're a rampant seo forum link dropper, and you know who you are as we've almost certainly had words about it here, then get yer arse over to the new wiki for SEO...

Im not certain why anyone would do this "just out of the goodness of their heart" but i've not managed, in a quick tour, to find the expected keyword laden link drops to commerical webmastering sites or whathaveyou...

Maybe there really are good people out there...?

Nah...

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heh, I noticed this in del.icio.us this morning, and I too went hunting (albeit briefly) for the obvious links. Disappointed, I decided it was barely worth paying attention to, because its really only going to discuss whats said publically in forums anyway. In theory, I suppose its doing for basic SEO what threadwatch does for forum/news watching: improve the signal to noise.

I'll look at it again in a month to see how its progressed, how much its spammed, how its monetized, etc ;)

 

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I suppose its doing for basic SEO what threadwatch does for forum/news watching: improve the signal to noise.

I agree entirely. My concern in adding content to the (pretty empty) Wiki is that the value going in will be a multitude greater than coming out.

I'm not saying I won't add content but....

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I'll look at it again in a month to see how its progressed, how much its spammed, how its monetized, etc ;)

is my view point as well

 

Chris Ridings also created a wiki
http://www.semwiki.com/
but it is rather empty

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find the expected keyword laden link drops to commerical webmastering sites or whathaveyou...

all in good time...

hmm

Seriously, a well-maintained wiki would add nice credibility to the SEO field in general.

Maybe Nick can start one ;)

 

>Maybe Nick can start one ;)

I think Nick is one of the few people who could.

many well known SEOs will not support anything that does not put themselves at the center of it, and as such you would need someone with a strong sense of community and a good following (like Nick) to pull it off.

seo-wiki

There's little value in a wiki to followers of this forum, as wikis all use rel="nofollow". So it's a case of searching for that little bit of altruism ...

not all links...

I beg to differ. Not every external link is marked as nofollow, and not in every wiki.

Even wikipedia has external links sans nofollow, despite the press to the contrary.

Not every external link is marked as nofollow

I must admit I have not checked every link, in every wiki. But all reputable wiki software has 'nofollow' built in, so every reader-added link is tagged. Some older wikis may not have updated; but if they are maintained and supported, it's only a matter of when.

I've taken a look at Wikipedia, and you are right - there are some old-style links.

I don't think any new link would be added without being tagged, however. Plus wiki editors are pretty quick to remove spam, anyway, these days.

Nope...

AaMoF Wikipedia DID have nofollow on every outbound link, then at some point took most off again. In fact the more exotic Wikipedia language variants like the dutch one are lagging behind and are still using nofollow, even after a page has been edited/refreshed.

I agree that the big Wiki editors are very alert. Some spam is "reverted" within two minutes. Weeee. And people tell me I should get a life ;-]

I stand corrected ...

Apologies all round ... Nice to be learning, though!

If most wiki editors took as much interest in the quality of the copy, as they obsess about spam, Wiki would really get to mean something!

Of course you can help...

...hehe.

It's a bit of a common denominator thing. There's no pleasing everyone, but most Wiki try all the same. It leads to pageloads of cr@p and multiple definitions. You're right. Some wikis or wiki pages could do with a "locking" system. After they accept my link - or at least my pic - of course ;-)

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