I was checking my stats earlier and saw visitors arriving from Wikipedia. One of my posts is listed on the Wikipedia page for logo (in the external links section). A nice surprise for the day!
The post 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 links. It’s for that reason, that whenever I link to a Wikipedia page I add rel=”nofollow” in the codes. That probably sounds 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 about the listing, Sod’s Law says it’ll be removed before you read this.
Regardless, thanks again to whoever placed me on there in the first place.