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What is the difference between a blog network and a link wheel? — Preceding unsigned comment added by GeoFan49 (talk • contribs) 19:22, 1 October 2012 (UTC)
Good question. And why are editors redirecting these terms out of existence so that Wikipedia does not even attempt to define them? Wbm1058 (talk) 15:31, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
A link wheel is a network of properties that are interlinked and benefit from the link equity of one another. It is typically done with high authority parasitic properties on sites like Blogspot.com and WordPress.com. A Private Blog Network is a network of blogs that are not interlinked -- quite the opposite, actually. The goal is to have them look like they are not related to one another whatsoever, so Google thinks that unique, real website owners are linking to the target site, in turn boosting its rankings. LocoLeo (talk) 18:57, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
This article is very blatantly written and asserts anyone maintaining more than 2 blogs to be running a blog network and automatically equating it to a link farm. Infact, it now looks like Google or its employees or Matt-cutts are using a Genuine Platform like Wikipedia to further propagate their FUD strategy.
First they have stopped showing links in search to content which exposes their bad deeds (eg: jeremy palmer's post on google is breaking the internet) and started creating false stories like these and cleverly using some links as reference where a blogger talks about google banning some spam sites.
I propose that Blog network be merged into Link farm. I think that the content in the blog network article can easily be explained in the context of link farm, and the link farm article is of a reasonable size that the merging of blog network will not cause any problems as far as article size or undue weight is concerned.
Support, on the grounds that Blog network can be discussed as a separate section on the link farm page. My reading is that terms are not equivalent, nor are all Blog networks necessarily link farms, but that many are. The existence of such exceptions can be made on the page. Klbrain (talk) 13:19, 21 December 2017 (UTC)