I was checking through my web stats earlier and found some visitors arriving from Wikipedia.
After following where they were coming from I found one of my articles listed on the Wikipedia page for logo (in the external links section).
What a nice surprise for the day!
The article shown on Wikipedia is The world’s best logo designers? and given the fact that there are only five other external links from Wikipedia’s logo page I’d like to thank whoever added me.
It would’ve been an even better surprise if Wikipedia were to remove rel=”nofollow” from their links. Then I might get a little boost in web ranking. It’s for that reason, that whenever I link through to a Wikipedia page I’m sure to add rel=”nofollow” in the link code, so I don’t give out needless external links.
That probably sounds quite petty, but it’s worth a few minutes reading what others have to say on the matter.
Andy Beard has discussed how Wikipedia added nofollow to external links, saying:
I would guess that a good half of the inbound links Wikipedia has are from bloggers, and yet that link juice love is not returned. Why link to Wikipedia with a followable link? They don’t share the link equity back out.
In fact, there’s even a Wikipedia nofollow plugin available that changes all of your external links to Wikipedia to nofollow links. Personally I think this is somewhat over the top however.
What do you think?
Now that I’ve written an article about my listing, and given the fact that anyone can edit the encyclopedia, Sod’s Law says my link will be removed before you read this.
Regardless, thanks again to whoever placed me on the page in the first place. I’m glad you think I’m writing something of relevance.
If logo design is your thing, why not browse through my logo design article category.