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Why should I bother now when Wiki sits atop Google (for nearly every informeationn search term) and they let you add your link if you have a extra good resource.
Is Wiki the new Dmoz? Is Google only looking after commercial sites and spam and actually letting Wikipedia organise the worlds "accurate" information?
The pages on the wiki's dominated the serps, position 2/3/5/7 in one sector alone. Today, the link is still active in Google, however, the sites have a notice saying they have temporary shut-down the site due to spam abuse.
The reason that the best of the rest articles are now rated as the best by Google is Google's current anti-spam campaign and Wikipedia has massive TrustRank. Same situation on MSN at the moment.
I'd like to see a thread (I'm sure it's there somewhere) about the question: is Google (especially) exaggerating it's emphasis on anti-spam and if so, why?
Wiki articles are often quite good imo, the editors know their stuff.
Doubtlessly some are, but which.. Now people came up with something called degrees etc to _limit_ the option of morons pretending to know something. In the end WP (and Google) has to learn there is some worth in qualifications also outside the Googleplex .. unless you want to have your future operations done my docs trained on Wikipedia.