FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 7 February 2013
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Surnmame pages discussion. Found Chinese Surnames page on Wikipedia. Will have links to various pages ABOUT surnames, and not genealogical information other than what is necessary to trace origins or meanings.
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Heads-up: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Experiment (David Dilts). SEO is a way of designing Wiki pages to make them rank high on Google search result lists. We propose to test SEO techniques on five Wiki pages. If it significantly improves traffic to those pages after several months we can make similar changes to all Wiki pages that have reasonably good content. Proposed changes:
- Modify page titles, for example, Plymouth, Massachusetts would become Plymouth Massachusetts genealogy
- Add introductory lines or paragraph (154 characters) with carefully chosen key search terms of interest to genealogists varied from page to page according to content.
- Modify section headings to repeat key phrases, bold key phrases in text, for example, the heading Vital Records would become Plymouth Massachusetts Vital Records
- Link to Wiki pages from social media like Facebook and Google+.
- Proposed pages for the SEO experiment:
- Plymouth County, Massachusetts
- Plymouth, Massachusetts
- Boston, Massachusetts
- New York City, New York
- Georgetown County, South Carolina
WARNING!: This may eventually cause us to change most Wiki page titles and content to attract a larger audience.