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Rewriting Expedition

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Many of Wikivoyage's articles have content in common with Wikitravel (see Wikivoyage:Wikivoyage and Wikitravel for information) and Wikipedia (see Wikivoyage:Cooperating with Wikipedia). This, unfortunately, causes problems with search engine optimization. This expedition aims to rewrite articles to make the content and wording original so our search engine optimization is improved.

Tasks[edit]

Overall goals[edit]

  • Improve originality of content on 25 articles Not done

"High priority articles"[edit]

  • Choose important articles first (countries, big cities, capital cities, other famous and trending destinations) that have not changed significantly since the fork or have largely been copied from Wikipedia Not done
DaGizza's comment—modified by SelfieCity. Feel free to mark "done" or add comments to any of the articles on the list.
I believe the high priority articles are those which are either popular searches but the readers end up not going to WV or they end up at WT (which is almost the same thing expressed in another way). According to Alexa, this means articles [such as]:
  1. China
  2. Muscat deemed good enough on the talk page
  3. Sao Tome ✓ done. Ground Zero (talk)
  4. Poland - ✓ done. Ground Zero (talk)
  5. Panay Island
  6. Ani — lede, understand, and do sections reworded, and largely rewritten, but based on the original content, as I do not know Ani. The rest of the article includes directions, etc. that I personally feel should be kept as they are (I do not want to make an edit that changes the meaning).
  7. Edinburgh
  8. Micronesia
  9. Madagascar
  10. Luxembourg
  11. Croatia
  12. Addis Ababa
  13. India
  14. Australia (partially done—lede done so far)
  15. Costa Rica

[These] are priority. Let's check how much these articles have changed in the last 6 years and if not much, start updating and improving them.

Results[edit]

Background[edit]

Copied from Wikivoyage talk:Rewriting Expedition

I think it would be worthwhile tracking changes in search engine results after we update an article. I understand that it can take a few weeks to see changes. Maybe someone who knows how to do this could report the results for today for the articles that have been changed (China, Croatia, Sao Tome and Poland), and check back in in three weeks or so. Any volunteers? Ground Zero (talk) 05:59, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Rankings[edit]

Format: "nothing after X pages" or "Page X" if a result is found

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  • Search term "China" ranks on which page of the results?
Google: nothing after 10 pages
DuckDuckGo: nothing after 7 pages
As of: August 3, 2019
  • Search term "China travel guide" ranks on which page of the results?
Google: Page 4
DuckDuckGo: nothing after 5 pages
As of: August 3, 2019
  • Search term "Croatia" ranks on which page of the results?
Google: Page 1
DuckDuckGo: Page 4
As of: August 3, 2019
  • Search term "Croatia travel guide" ranks on which page of the results?
Google: Page 3
DuckDuckGo: Page 2
As of: August 3, 2019
  • Search term "Sao Tome" ranks on which page of the results?
Google: Page 2
DuckDuckGo: Page 4
As of: August 3, 2019
  • Search term "Sao Tome travel guide" ranks on which page of the results?
Google: Page 2
DuckDuckGo: Page 4
As of: August 3, 2019
  • Search term "Poland" ranks on which page of the results?
Google: Page 1
DuckDuckGo: Page 3
As of: August 3, 2019
  • Search term "Poland travel guide" ranks on which page of the results?
Google: Page 3
DuckDuckGo: Page 3
As of: August 3, 2019
  • Search term "Ani, Turkey" ranks on which page of the results?
Google: Page 1
DuckDuckGo: Page 3
  • Search term "Ani, Turkey travel guide" ranks on which page of the results?
Google: Page 1
DuckDuckGo: Page 1

Members[edit]

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