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Anyone else find it "easy" to get Wikipedia links?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by macdonjo3, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. macdonjo3

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    People are always saying how tough it is to get a Wikipedia link. I've had a couple over the years and I added them myself. What I find is it's just a matter of adding enough value and changes to the article, and a link to back up all of the claims that the admin sees you are knowledgable on the topic.

    I see people saying $125 for a single nofollow link on Wikipedia. I think it adds some quality backlink diversity and helps kick start any SEO approach but a lot of people don't even bother trying.

    In quotations on Google, type: "This article needs additional citations for verification." {niche keywords}

    You'll find lots of articles that need sources and help. This is where you come in and write a couple neutral paragraphs and back it up with a 1000 word article that actually contains value on one of your sites that actually look like a trustworthy brand.

    You're going to have to have skill as a writer, native English won't cut it. You're going to have to invest in seriously good content on your site, social authority, branding, an awesome design, etc. It needs to look like a legitimate source. Your blog network won't be approved for a link.

    Sure this is tough to do, but I've even been able to get backlinks in articles about SEO, right under the nose of other SEO moderators. The links do hold value.
     
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    Really useful for me.
     
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    It's not just links either, once you get the reputation on there and learn the process, you can create pages that will stick too which go for $300 usually. I just made a Wikipedia page for the BHW moderator and my friend, meathead1234. It adds a lot of authority for your clients.
     
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    That's completely true. I own a website in Italian language. Thanks to the kind of info, design, social authority and legitimacy I added about 15 links on it.wikipedia .org :cool:
     
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    this is definitely doable with a bit of finesse. i will use this in an upcoming niche project. smart google dorking for wikipedia backlinks sounds money
     
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    Agreed ! :) This is concise and to the point and very useful information.
     
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    This is brilliant, thank you for the share, OP.

    That bit about citation needed and adding negating paragraphs is a great idea!
     
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    Here's a video I made discussing it. A couple thumbs up on the videos from you guys would add some nice social signals. :)

     
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    Hi, thanks for sharing this video... but it seems to be stuck in processing with youtube.

    Do you have a long history with wikipedia? I mean do the mods not take into account how long and how often you have contributed? Linking out to a company on an industry specific wiki is more typical of a hired gun than a unbiased contributor one would think. That said - I'd be happy to hear that it isn't an issue :)
     
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  11. macdonjo3

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    The video is still uploading. It's 14 minutes long and I'm not on a decent connection at this point in time. It's 48% uploaded.

    As for getting your link approved, hopefully the video will answer some of your questions.
     
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  12. McPatrick

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    Wikipedia links are not hard to get, but you need to have a unique method. Real methods, that guarantee links will stick are nowhere shared in public and are well kept secret of few agencies and discussed on private groups. The "citation needed" one is popular method, but in many cases temporary. Those links should be never sold imo. The thing is that the very first time reference brigade comes to the article - the link will get removed.

    The trick is to post links without citation needed request, that fly under the radar of the reference brigade checks, requires minimum work and if removed will not get your domain blacklisted. Also you need to know how to avoid random check that some domains get when getting more than X links.
    And above all - backlink that will pass page owner/caretaker checks.

    There is a lot of information, I have been doing Wikipedia links for my agency and I have kept under radar for some time, I have posted probably around 500 links in last ~2 years so I can say few things about the process.

    One very important thing that should be public - subscribe to ALL spam/reporting/investigation pages - very often people will end up on them to check if link was posted as one time thing, if it was posted by mistake, or if it is done on purpose for SEO/spam. If you repost link during this period you might get blacklisted and unable to post links anymore.

    Once you figure out things through trial and errors you will be able to easily post links to homepages, even for gambling and soft adult niches without adding/changing content.

    Also if you buy links, dont get fooled by "we have admin accounts" stuff. This is really bad imo - if their account get blacklisted, the seller will loose all links instantly. I have bought few years ago links from sellers around forums and this happened pretty often unfortunately, this actually forced me to do my own links.

    But yeah, those links deliver. Get few of them, mix of anchor and organic ones and you will sky rocket in serps.
     
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  13. bigballin6161

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    Nice share man, thanks!
     
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    do the sites to which we are linking need to be having a lot of content (with 100's of pages) or do they work for thin but good looking sites?
     
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    Thanks macdonjo3

    I made some useful changes yesterday linking to different universities etc but it only stuck for 24 hours. I didn't use the reference technique though so prob where I went wrong. I have a brand new account too.
     
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    Nice share mate. Sometimes it's easier to pay $125 than spending too much time to get a single backlink from wiki to your site, but in the long run it always pays off.
     
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    Just got a lasting wikipedia link in under 24 hours! After about 10 hours an admin approved my wiki account, then after I found some pages that were relevant to my niche and got some info from my site and added it to the page, thus adding my site to the references tab in the wiki pages! Though no-follow Wikipedia is a great authority domain and provides some real value.
     
  18. McPatrick

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    Sorry, but how admin approved your account? I never required approval before to post anything on Wikipedia so I wonder if you talked about the Patrolled message.
     
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    Twice i tried to add my domain in relevant niche, every time after 2-3 months links were removed. is any chance of blacklist my domain?
     
  20. McPatrick

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    Yes, pretty easy actually.