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Is Wiki the new DMOZ?

As far as Google is concerned?

     
6:00 pm on Jul 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It seems to me pointless trying even to get into DMOZ - after years of trying, for all different comercial websites.

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?

7:27 am on July 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Anghantyr, the English wikipedia does not use rel="nofollow". But many other wikipedias do, including the German, French and Japanese editions.
12:57 pm on July 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I noticed a few wiki sites were hacked on the wknd, the hackers managed to created/upload spammy page with , h1/kw-kw-kw, random text with plenty of kw's.

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.

1:09 pm on July 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Wiki maintainers can set the SpamRegex in Localsettings if they run MediaWiki to protect themselves a bit from the WikiSpam robots.
4:45 pm on July 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Wiki articles are often quite good imo, the editors know their stuff. But the're also faced with the reality that a wiki article is usually the best of the rest. Someone that knows his stuff and is dedicated will write on his own website.

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?

6:05 pm on July 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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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.

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Wikipedia seems to have quite a bit of trouble, IMO, knowing when someone is spamming them or simply adding a legit site.

I actually saw somehwere on Wikipedia that the web was "overloaded with links" - huh?

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