On 4/9/07, Jeff Raymond <jeff.raymond(a)internationalhouseofbacon.com> wrote:
A newspaper article is usually published once and
never heard from again
unless someone goes looking for it.
Wikipedia is a highly visible place, so we bring things to people's
attention that would otherways be forgotten. I'd say that means we could
cause harm whether we're the first, second or third.
I don't agree with that. It may be a little worse with nofollow turned
off (since it increases where we sit in the rankings), but, again, you're
unlikely to find a bio like that on-site without looking for it, and if
you're going through Google, the newspaper article is unlikely to be
Unless you think the newspaper is causing harm, too. Which, in that case,
The fact I need to use LexisNexis to find the newspaper articles I need to
write certain articles proves not every newspaper article is available
online. For most newspapers, the publicly available bit is archived for a
limited amount of time. We are a LOT more accessible.