SEO Using Wiki Platforms

This is a guest post by Teyona Dame.

Search Engine Optimization or simply SEO, is an assortment of online processes and procedures employed by webmasters to raise their website or blog rankings on search engine results page. There are primarily two types of search engine optimization techniques: white hat SEO and black hat SEO. Of late, the white hat technique is widely used and preferred, as the black hat techniques are deemed to be illegitimate by search engines. There are numerous search engines, global as well as regional, but Yahoo, Google and Bing dominate the online search engine space by a country mile.

Webmasters heavily rely on search engines to advertize the presence of their website or blog on the Internet. On the flip side, search engines want webmasters to adhere to certain publishing rules and guidelines to make sure that they provide authentic search results. At the end of the day, the main objective of webmasters and search engines are to satisfy their target audience. Of the many white hat SEO techniques employed by webmasters, I would like to explain the method of using ‘wikis’ for search engine optimization.

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A ‘wiki’ is defined as a website that enables users to add, edit, or delete online content. Wiki websites are plied by specialized software called wiki software, which is deemed to be collaborative software that allows wiki websites to run on multiple servers. Content management, knowledge sharing, note making, and data reference are some of the primary uses of wikis. They can also be used as community websites and as Intranet, providing different levels of controls and access limits to users.

There are five types of wiki platforms: Public wikis, enterprise wikis, personal wikis, editing enabled wikis, and hosted wikis. Wikis play a vital role in content management, scripting, and semantic annotation. Some of the popular online websites using wiki platforms are: Wikipedia, MediaWiki, PmWiki, Wetpaint, and WikiSpaces. These popular websites primarily contain content related to various niche areas, and above all anyone can add to or edit the existing content. Generally, the content on these websites are considered to be highly reliable and authentic.

There are numerous SEO related benefits that can be attained by using wiki platforms. One way of using wiki for search engine optimization is by posting content with backlinks on these websites. I have described below the advantages of using wiki platforms for SEO:

  • Wikis have become recognized global brand that provide credible content.
  • As wiki websites provide authentic and credible content, there are millions of followers and Internet enthusiasts who visit these websites often to get to know about certain niche areas.
  • Almost all the wiki based websites admit backlinks with a ‘do-follow’ attribute. Backlinks with do-follow attributes are highly valued by search engines.
  • Search engines index wiki pages frequently, so having your content on wiki websites enhances the visibility of your primary keyword on search engine results page.

With wiki platforms, you can place keywords with anchor texts that will automatically link your website with myriad of other wiki pages on the web. If you are using wikis for search engine optimization, you are certain to see a notable increase in your website’s PageRank.

Teyona Dame is from xfinityonline, a site that offers savings and current information on xfinity, as well as xfinity.com services.

15 comments to "SEO Using Wiki Platforms"

Mary C September 22, 2012 at 7:24 PM    

While wiki-sites often provide do-follow links, it's totally up to the search engines whether they index these links or not.

I think that wiki-editing can be a good form of content promotion, if you both contribute something to the wiki, and in return you get to provide an external link. This may get you immediate "link juice" - or it may just build your authority and brand overall, which contributes towards being clicked on in search-results pages.

I didn't know that this Blogger-Sentral post was coming, but just last night I added a new chapter about "support" to the Wikipedia page about Blogger. This lists bout the blogger product forum, and the stackexchange web-apps forum, and mentions that there are a number of people who run sites offering their own advice. Also, I added some of my favourite advice sites to the External Links sections. The interesting time comes over the next few weeks, as I see if this content is changed by the editors or other authors - and whether it has any search engine benefits.

abubakarbehlim September 22, 2012 at 10:49 PM    

useful post

mit thakkar September 23, 2012 at 1:17 AM    

Nice article ..thanx for sharing it..

Blogging Sentral September 23, 2012 at 7:26 PM    

Nice post. Thanks for sharing it friend..

Greenlava September 24, 2012 at 10:59 PM    

@Mary C
I've just visited the Wikipedia page, and I like what I saw :)
Thanks Mary.

Website SEO Consultant Toronto September 25, 2012 at 12:06 AM    

This is very good explanation of wiki platform. I had a lot of question regarding it and its use in seo, but now everything is clear, but i would like to add that if you are adding something into it then link given by you must be relevant to content like if you are writing something about SEO and you are giving link of a travel company, then it will be not beneficial for you.

LearnByTips-Blog October 8, 2012 at 11:32 PM    

This is quite impressive information about building links in SEO. I appreciate the author's effort. Wiki's sites are one of the greatest source of high traffic.

Kevin Fernandez October 11, 2012 at 1:18 PM    

I love your blog, it will be very impressive and I'll learn some or the other new things, it is soo interesting.

Latest Tech Tips October 21, 2012 at 10:18 PM    

I have to admit I never though of Wiki. This really sounds a good idea, but not sure if I am a new blogger will the search results show wiki results first or webs results first.

Fingerboard October 22, 2012 at 3:43 AM    

Thanks for this article, I will definintely use your technique. Is there any way to automate this procedure?
Anyway, thanks alot!

- Ania

Iphone Versicherung November 29, 2012 at 9:29 PM    

hi, thanks so much for this great tip on using wiki sites to get high pr backlinks. will try it out and I will also bookmark this great blog and resource. thanks again

A question unanswered is that, for SEO purposes, seems preferable a wiki platform or a blog platform.

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great article! many thx

freelance web designer July 17, 2013 at 7:12 PM    

very useful and informative post . thanks!!

bokij August 15, 2013 at 4:43 PM    

Great text thanks

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