Wiki.from pedia to voyage - or the greed of Napoleon
The greed of Napoleon
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?
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.
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 :-)
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.
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 :-)
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.....