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Do wikipedia links worth it anymore?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by danbarqami, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. danbarqami

    danbarqami Junior Member

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    hello guys! I am wondering if Wikipedia links have any SEO benefits, If yes how can I get them?
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  2. davids355

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    Wikipedia is good for traffic, but not so good for Seo I don't think because it's no follow. Only benefit I see in that respect is diversity.

    There are sellers of Wikipedia links as well as page creation in the marketplace.
     
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    Good link to have, but not the world beater it once was due to no follow and abuse by spammers filling it up. Get it if you can.

    -ThopHayt
     
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    Tried it before. It can definitely work and good to have.
     
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    Definitely, it is worth to put effort to get the link from Wikipedia. Particularly if you have quality content to the user means you will get traffic.
     
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    Wikipedia is one of the most common and authoritative websites on the web. Any backlink will be received from the reputed websites such as Wikipedia can boost the flow of relevant traffic to your website. Once you created the backlinks, it will continue to help your website rank higher.

    Getting links from Wikipedia is not that much easy. By using dead links, you can get backlinks to your site.

    What is called dead link? Links on Wikipedia that no longer exist are called as dead links. At times it happens that a Wikipedia page is deleted or shifted to some other URL. But, Wikipedia does not delete the links from the pages; instead, it considers them as dead links.

    So, you can use the dead links to get backlinks to your website. Thousands of backlinks are there in Wikipedia and you can replace them with your own links.

    How to find the dead links in Wikipedia?

    By using the following search query, you can easily find the dead links found in the Wikipedia that is relevant to your niche.

    Site:wikipedia.org Keyword + "dead link"


    Another way you can use is the wiki grabber tool (http://www.webpagefx.com/seo-tools/wikigrabber/).
     
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  7. Gogol

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    Not sure about seo but it's highly targeted traffic for sure. If you can get a link and if you have a product to sell, you will definitely get some sales.
     
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    Yes, getting links from Wikipedia will get traffic to your website.

    Two ways to gets backlinks from Wikipedia:

    1. Dead link approach method

    2. Earning links from broken links
     
  9. Jason Bradbury

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    Not for serps but for tf and cf
     
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    If your site is a proper authority site then it can add a little bit more credibility, but alas like a couple of other big sites the do follow are now no follow for new links.
     
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    Perhaps it will help because wikipedia is a great source of traffic.
     
  12. jon_xx_x

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    If it's $50 or less I would buy it. It's always nice to have, whether it helps or not.
     
  13. buying links

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    you'd have to be a fool not to go after these
     
  14. cooper1210

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    Just noticed one of my competitors picked up an expired domain where a wiki article linked to one of the old pages (now non existent). I have emailed wikipedia to ask them to take it off (the link shouldn't apply). It's no doubt his strongest nofollow link, I will see if this has any effects
     
  15. Shaunm

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    Any chance you can link me to any evidence of a wikipedia link helping a website rank higher?

    Google have stated multiple times wikipedia links do not offer a benefit to SEO, I also worked out a way to get some for a site easily a few years back and the site did not climb at all.

    @OP - As I said, Google have confirmed multiple times wikipedia links do not offer any benefit to SEO as they are no follow.
     
  16. jon_xx_x

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    They probably don't, but the last thing you should do is trust anything Google tells you. You know what would be a good experiment, someone must have done it before. But create a site and send only no-follow links to it. See if it moves in the slightest.
     
  17. Shaunm

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    I did an indexing test with no follow links here. You can't see the difference as well as you used to be able to as the do follow version of the method doesnt work as well now.

    A few years back the do follow version would pull 80% indexed with the no follow test getting nowhere near.
     
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    Don't get wound up in the whole "nofollow" nonsense. Too many people caught up in Google circa-2010 algorithm. Think citation and brand value, not just link value. They are all ranking signals (amongst many other factors).

    To answer your question:- any link from Wikipedia is a good one.
     
  19. danbarqami

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    Thanks so much for all those who responded. So regardless of seo benefits or not, there may be some possibility to get some traffic since Wikipedia is a high traffic site, I will definitely go for it. I just used wikigrabber as Keywordspot suggested, and there are plenty of pages that have dead links and those that need citation.
    Thanks.
     
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