Wikipedia – A #SEO tactic in the past or a future strategy you should focus on?
Wikipedia is the 800 lb gorilla in the Google search results. It ranks for almost half of all searches. In the early days of SEO history, brands built their Wikipedia page as an important Off-Page SEO Strategy
However in 2007, Wikipedia implemented rel=”nofollow” on all outbound links, which means links from Wikipedia do not pass PageRank or anchor text (ie, Wikipedia articles do not directly help webpages in the eyes of the Googlebot). Google says that “In general, we don’t follow them [nofollow links].” For SEOs who have a formulaic outlook on SEO (ie, links + keywords = rankings), this change made Wikipedia a lot less appealing for link building and off page.
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