We’ve been trying to move to #1 on Google with the keyword voip, however, we have been unable to beat Wikipedia – obviously because they have a lot of strong inbound links. We are #1 on Yahoo! and MSN and #2 on Google.
Two questions: 1. Any ideas of what to do? 2. Any ideas of how to have our Wikipedia page approved? They keep rejecting our submissions saying it’s too commercial. We re-wrote it many times, made it absolutely non-commercial but no luck.
Thanks for the coffee bribe, I really appreciate it.
Wikipedia has very strict rules on what constitutes suitable content for one of their pages. If your intent is simply to gain a link for the keyword voip, then your motivation is probably pretty obvious. From my experience in trying to get a client listed in Wikipedia, they generally won’t list a page about a company unless there are existing reference links to that company in Wikipedia already. In other words, you have to be a trusted source.
To be quite honest with you, why should Google list you higher than Wikipedia for voip anyway? What makes your site a better resource for searchers? Seems to me that position #2 is nothing to be sneezed at.
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One thing to remember about Wikipedia it is user contributed and edited. So if it is getting struck down then it is by another user. To my knowledge there is no real automation to Wiki striking it down. Coming from an avid wiki user and contributor. You should just not even try and use your time trying to game the wiki system.
Chris, thanks for the input. Let’s forget seo for a second. Wikipedia wants ‘encyclopedia articles’, which of course is fine. That’s the purpose of it. What makes a company encyclopedia-worthy? There are many many companies listed on Wikipedia and we would just like to be there as well. Our company brings innovation and education more than many others yet we’ve been rejected/deleted by a wiki moderator.