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The almighty W-pedia

Now with the ability to have you penalized in the search engines!

   
11:20 pm on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Apparently wikipedia now has the power to have websites penalized in the search engines!

Persistent spammers may have their websites blacklisted, preventing anyone from linking to them from all Wikimedia sites as well as potentially being penalized by search engines.


Now may be a good time to make sure your competition is not spamming wikipedia with your site otherwise the big W may have you penalized in the search engines!
12:30 am on Dec 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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A pretty vague threat.

Is Wikipedia going to submit spam reports to Google et al by the osual (public) channels?

Or is there something more?

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8:47 am on Dec 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The Wikipedia link spam blacklist is public, for you, me, and any search engine reps to study at their leisure.
2:01 pm on Dec 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The next kid to leave their bike laying in the driveway is going to be grounded for a month.

Three days later

Dad, I swear I didn't leave my bike in the driveway. Johnny did so I would get in trouble.
3:33 pm on Dec 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The Wikipedia link spam blacklist is public, for you, me, and any search engine reps to study at their leisure.


I love it! Off to set up a mechanical turk campaign to get my competition on that list! Not really.

My point is that the W seems to be getting a bit full of themselves. Kind of reminds me of the drunk guy that played high school football with the current sheriff: "don't you know who I am? I'll have your job!"
8:09 am on Dec 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Wikipedia has to protect itself from link spammers just like any other usre contributed site. I doubt that any relevant search engine would penalize a site only because its domain matches a pattern on that list.

Btw. limoshawn, you didn't say where that original citation comes from. It is part of a warning template customarily given to wikipedia editor accounts found to be spamming. Have you been caught? ;)
6:39 pm on Dec 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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@bird I found the comment on a talk page of a page relevant to a niche I'm working on while researching a domain I am in the process of purchasing. The domain had been cited as a reference and then removed by an editor with the warning. Personally I'd rather outrank wpedia than be linked to from them!
 

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