Somebody has noticed the circumstance of Wikipedia as it pertains to brand marketing online, and SEO:
- 11 of the top 20 advertised brands in the US had a wikipedia page showing on Page 1 of the Google SERP for it's brand.
- Many of those Wikipedia articles included neutral or unsavory information about the brand.
- Most of the rest of the Top 100 Brands had their wikipedia pages on the first 2 pages of the Google SERP for their brand
It sounds as if the wikipedia is the new DMOZ, and poised to compete directly with "traditional SEO" when it comes to brand SEO.
I suggest we continue to let those other webmaster sites talk about DMOZ, while we at ThreadWatch recognize wikipedia for the SEO spam that it either is or will become.