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JoHarrington
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on 07/13/2012

I've thought of it as a category for a biography.  You shove one in, link it up to your profile, then you're done forever.

Should I be using it more?   Do you update the single one, or make various ones, then alternate?

I'm just interested!   (In case I'm missing out on a trick here, obviously.)

Wizzography suggests a list of things.  I've just finally concluded my Applications of the Death Penalty series; as I've run out of ways that human beings can legally slaughter each other.  I've vaguely wondered if I should be writing a separate Wizzography on them.

 


chefkeem
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on 07/13/2012

Initially, we viewed the wizzography-concept as  a form of hub or collection article for either all of your articles , and/or all of your articles around a certain theme (like lensographies on Squidoo).

Then, a bunch of authors used it as a profile/bio page, introducing themselves to Wizzley and the world, and writing about their past achievements and plans for the future.

Meanwhile, after Penguin, those hub articles are not such a brilliant idea anymore. Google wants useful content instead of a page with lots of your own links.

I guess we should stick with biographies then.  Smile

 


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Jerrico_Usher
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on 07/14/2012

I really like the wizzography idea (in it's current incarnation)... it gives you a robust (and full tool access i.e. vids, modules etc...) way to build your biography, I haven't yet tried to create a second one but I assume that you can and can switch it out... 


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lou16
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on 07/14/2012

Here's my take on it - I did start one here, but already it's out of date as I decide what to do with it.

I have a lot and I mean a lot of lensographies (the Squidoo alternative to Wizzographies) and they fall into three main categories - lists of links to pages, mix of links to pages and things for sale and content heavy pages with lots of links.

Since all of the Google changes I am gradually going through all of my lists of links - they are out dated and of no value.    The sales type of pages still have the jury out on them.

The content heavy pages work really well for example I had written a lot of pages on 80s music so I wrote a page called What is 80s Music and linked all of my pages together, but I also have a lot of unique content on the page - the links simply take the reader to a page with more relevant information if they need it.

From a Google standpoint your wizzography does need unique content of it's own - basically a way of deciding it's merit is asking yourself  'if I took all of the links out would this page still have value' - you need the answer to be yes.

Having said all of this you don't need to call any of your pages wizzographies in the title or refer to them as that because no one outside of Wizzley will know what you're talking about.   I think in your page Answering Pro Death Penalty Arguments you've created a content heavy wizzography of your own - it contains all of your niche pages on the death penalty.  

Keep interlinking your relevant pages to and from each other and you'll discover that you have lots of different niche wizzographies.

When you have a number of niche wizzographies you can write a biographical style of wizzography linking together all of your niche wizzographies explaining your background - why you wrote on these subjects etc.

Wow, I waffled on abit there, but I hope it helps you a bit.


JoHarrington
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on 07/14/2012

Thank you all for your take on this.   It's clarified a lot. :)

I've never been on Squidoo, so I didn't have the reference of lensographies there. 

Lou called it currently, that list in Answering Pro Death Penalty Arguments did double as a place to find all of the Applications... Wizzles.

The only thing that I could possibly add to that was the journey undertaken in writing them. I'm not sure how interesting that would be, so I won't bother doing a Wizzography on it.  It might serve as a snippet in my next Tips and Tricks article instead.


chefkeem
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on 07/14/2012

Lou said it all very well.   

 


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Simon
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on 07/15/2012

In the new, upcoming version of Wizzley, your Wizzography will directly be displayed including title and image inside your profile header. But be careful: Wizzographies are noindexed ... Google won't read them.


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JoHarrington
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on 07/15/2012

I adore that idea, Simon. :)


dustytoes
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on 07/15/2012

 

Simon: 15. Jul 2012, 02:07

In the new, upcoming version of Wizzley, your Wizzography will directly be displayed including title and image inside your profile header. But be careful: Wizzographies are noindexed ... Google won't read them.

So, should we all have one?  Or won't it matter?


chefkeem
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on 07/15/2012

I think every author should have a wizzography. It adds to your credibility by showing the real person behind the content.


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Sam
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on 07/15/2012

 

Simon: 15. Jul 2012, 02:07

In the new, upcoming version of Wizzley, your Wizzography will directly be displayed including title and image inside your profile header. But be careful: Wizzographies are noindexed ... Google won't read them.

 

Why????


Sam
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on 07/18/2012

Still waiting for an answer to my question above

SY


Simon
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on 07/18/2012

Sorry Sam, I didn't see your question until now!

Wizzographies have been "noindex" since their introduction on Pagewizz - quite a while *before* Wizzley. They are for the sole purpose of giving any kind of "personal" or any other arbitrary information to your readers. They may be used to promote personal websites, a blog, products, or they may simply tell a story. In other words: they are a freely customizable extension of an author's profile. So, except for legal issues and the like, we do not apply quality regulations on Wizzographies. As such, the content of Wizzographies is in almost all cases mostly worthless for Google and might - if indexed - definitively cause harm to Wizzley.

I am sorry, that Anne and Achim were not aware of this from the start, but really: they couldn't have been! When we created Wizzley, we had incredibly much on our minds and there's no way we could have looked together at any piece of source code. For US, that is Hans and me, it was "normal" and since it was not particularly important, no one ever even mentioned it.

However - and without intending to step on anybody's feet - due to the above mentioned reasons, and for the fact, that there are already lots and lots of established Wizzographies, both on Wizzley and Pagewiz, we will not change them to "index".


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Simon
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on 07/18/2012

We may, however, implement a way to feature a selected article in your profile :)


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Tolovaj
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on 07/19/2012

Cool, I have found the answer on my question before I wrote it.

Having index or noindex on wizzographies has its pros and cons. Being noindexed is in my opinion still better than index and nofollow.

In Squidoo lensographies are used to make some overviews on similar subjects (like Lou16 already wrote it) but it can be very useful to 'flow' authority from the profile on different lenses. Lenses on first page of author's profile have typically higher authority so lensographies can be useful to point readers to some other readers too (not necessary visitors of profile, but searchers from search engines too).

Featured article (indexed of course) can be good alternative to solve the problem for authors with A LOT of articles. Squidoo has three featured articles and they work very well.


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