Forum:Distancing from the Wikia site

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https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Wikivoyage:Search_Expedition#How_to_improve_an_article.27s_search_ranking - Wikivoyage is in a similar situation of being a community-driven fork/schism/separation of a lingering wiki (Wikitravel). The fourth improvement point (the one entitled "Make sure the content is unique") is informative reading, it rings true in that it was only after my significant edits and bestowal of a new lede upon Jay Fenlason's Hack that it started appearing in Google results in addition to the Wikia one, rather than the only the Wikia one showing up.

This could all be old news, but I thought it might be illuminating to at least someone. -- HarJIT (talk) 18:22, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

Rewriting all of the content was not really that attractive of a proposition before last week. The release of 3.6.0 might have the nice side-effect of forcing lots of legitimate turnover in content and helping search ranking. Wooble (talk) 18:46, 18 December 2015 (UTC)