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Wiki.from pedia to voyage - or the greed of Napoleon
The greed of Napoleon
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msg:4537546
 2:05 am on Jan 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

Is not enough with the top positions they got on every place on earth (not to mention the other commercial cousin).....now they start a new project the "wikivoyage". What's the point and the reason behind it? any ideas?

 

g1smd




msg:4537709
 2:56 pm on Jan 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

It's not a "new" project.

They have imported the entire "wikitravel" site - at least several months ago.

It remains to be seen whether editors stay with wikitravel, move to wikivoyage or continue to edit both.

Whatever happens, their content will diverge; err, already has, as many of the edits made at wikitravel in the last 3 or 4 months have not been made at wikivoyage. However, the number of edits per day now being made at wikivoyage is far greater than had previously been made at wikitravel.

Hoople




msg:4537763
 8:49 pm on Jan 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

Nice of them to do that import - now I have 4 wiki* links instead of two :-)

g1smd




msg:4537801
 9:53 pm on Jan 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

It will be interesting to see if Google hides one of them as duplicate content.

It will be very interesting if wikivoyage ranks a LOT higher than wikitravel ever did.

Technically, wikivoyage should be buried by Google as it is a copy of wikitravel.

Hoople




msg:4537867
 3:13 am on Jan 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

So true I'm afraid.

Me being in a niche of a niche in the top level niche the scale of links in my world is a LOT lower than the other 99% here.

A gargantuan 20+ year old site in my niche has about 200 backlinks. The mid-weights are typically 25-75 backlinks.

The rest puff along on the fumes of a few mentions of their domain name in text (unlinked) to 2-15 backlinks for those who seek them actively.

So, for the last case those 2 more links matters a lot :-)

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msg:4538294
 10:40 am on Jan 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

wonder how one page of limited content overranks mega sites dedicated to the place, really when google will rank fair both wiki and wikitravel/voyage not for the links or "authority" but for the content? and by the way how can be an authority articles written by anonymous editor/s.....

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