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[HOW TO] Build Wikipedia Links

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by M4XW3LL, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. M4XW3LL

    M4XW3LL Senior Member

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    Go to google.com and search for:
    Code:
    site:wikipedia.org insert keyword ?dead link?
    Replace the phrase ?insert keyword? with the keyword or key phrase that is related to your niche.
    This will then pull up a list of results of Wikipedia pages that are related to your website and contain dead links.
    deadlinksearch.png

    Then click on the Wikipedia articles and search for the phrase ?dead link? on the page.
    wikipediadeadlink.png

    Wikipedia is looking to replace thedead links with valid links. All you have to do is link the URLs of the dead links to your site.
     
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  2. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Very nice idea - going to try it out now and report back...

    UPDATE: works pretty well if your site has relevant content. Will see how long the links stick.
     
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  4. M4XW3LL

    M4XW3LL Senior Member

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    It depends on how active the moderators are. But if you see a dead link since 2012, there's a big chance that your link will stick longer.
     
  5. arianit

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    Nicely thought! I'll try it out immediately. Thanks.
     
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  6. BlingFiles

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    This is good, talk about thinking outside the Box.
     
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    Finally a valuable thread. Thanks
     
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    Well the best way to make it stick is to go the the wayback machine (web.archive.org), and recreate the original page content on your own site, replace the link and your good to go.
    Also add a (originally found on "original url" not linked) to cover yourself.

    FPS
     
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  10. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    I know this is kind of a noob question (I've never dealt with Wikipedia or a lot of manual stuff) but how exactly how do you change the dead link? Do you just flat out replace it whenever you see the "edit" function? The links W130SN helped a lot but I didn't quite get it :/

    It's a great method, but a little bit more specificity on this subject would be greatly appreciated :)
     
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    A lot of the dead links are references, so you have to add the link to the reference from the body text, and then the outbound link from the correct reference section.

    The easiest way to do it, is to find a reference that has already been done, and copy it but replace the url, anchor, ref no' etc.

    In fact for dead links you don't even need to do that, just change the url and the reference name and you are good to go.

    I did find a really good tutorial, but will not share publicly, pm for more details.

    FPS
     
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  12. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    This is what I tried, but when I attempted to edit the references all I got was a blank page mostly.

    Am I supposed to create a Wikipedia account for this method to work?
     
  13. seocrab

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    Click the 'edit' link at the very top of the page and Ctrl-F for "dead link".
     
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  14. M4XW3LL

    M4XW3LL Senior Member

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    That's even better. It's a detail that I didn't thought of, thanks for pointing it out.

     
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    Nice little trick, might give this a go.
     
  16. jewradly

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    For me, even the ones that were from 2012 or older got kicked back within minutes.
     
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    Thanks for the wonderful thread, I'm gonna give it a shot.

    And thanks to FutureProofSeo for the wonderful tip.
     
  18. linktolinker

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    Thanks for sharing the info. Wiki link would be very useful. But I hope Wikipedia won't remove our links.
     
  19. rozerr

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    Thanks FisnikS. I will try it and update it here.
     
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    got them removed in 1-2 days even in few hours............