How Jimmy Wales intends to earn money from WikipediaHis plan is simple: do all you can to put Wikia.com on the map.
Think of Wikia.com as the ad-supported, ad sharing version of Wikipedia.
Wikipedia’s decision in January to include the nofollow tag with all outbound links from Wikipedia was controversial, to say the least.
However, Techcrunch reports that the nofollow tag is not applied to inter-wiki links , including links to Wikia , which is Wikipedia’s for-profit offshoot. This 'linking hypocricy' ensures that all of Wikipedia's valuable link juice goes to no one but Wikia.com, giving boost to Wikia's search engine rankings.
In January, Techcrunch reported that Wikia.com’s traffic is on the up, producing 2.5 million page views per day.
Wikia launched OpenServing last December, which gives free web hosting to wiki developer who are free to put up their own ads – a wiiki version of blogspot.com
Wikia has launched 5‘open source’ magazines on travel, politics, gadgets and entertainment and gaming.
A Wikia search engine is also in the works.