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How to get links from Wikipedia

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by srhcom, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. srhcom

    srhcom Junior Member

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    Everyone knows that getting links on Wikipedia is difficult because of the editor nazi's that will undo your changes if they think you are a spammer. Here is how I have been getting my links to stay.

    First find many articles on Wikipedia related to your niche.

    Then get a dead link checker. I use Xenu Link Sleuth, from here http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html#Download

    Run each link through the link checker, noting any dead links that were in the References area of the Wikipedia article.

    Now go to archive.org, and try to find what article the Wiki reference was about, and copy the article out of the web archive and into a blog post on your website. Sometimes archive.org didn't get a copy before it was taken down, check google cache, if not there then find another dead link.

    Last, edit the Wikipedia article to now remove the dead link and point at the article on your website. Make sure to include your reason for editing as something like - "http://www.referencedsite.com/article.html is a dead link. Found the same article on another site and replaced it as the reference."

    The editor nerds will confirm the dead link, verify the new link contains the cited information, and your link will probably stay up!

    If you don't know how to edit an article on Wikipedia, read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_edit but editing the dead link out is as easy as looking in xenu for the URL, CTRL+F to search in the editor box on Wikipedia, then replace the URL with yours and the site name with yours.
     
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  2. dietbird

    dietbird Junior Member

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    Damn, I keep stumbling on these genius methods all day long.

    That's really an amazing BL strategy. And from wikipedia.
     
  3. studentcashnow

    studentcashnow Regular Member

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    great idea will have to try this. i tried adding content before instantly done for spamming :confused:
     
  4. d3t0x

    d3t0x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    very smart thinking buddy nice share.
     
  5. fear91

    fear91 Regular Member

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    Aren't wikipedia links nofollow?
     
  6. d3t0x

    d3t0x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I am getting forbidden message when I check a URL. How can I fix this?
     
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    portalweb Supreme Member Premium Member

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    Your idea may not work.

    In fact, wiki-Nazis have removed my valuable link embedded with other links on Christmas Day that would expand to nearly 200 pages because my site is not on "same level" as other big players, even though my site is much better than them.

    That is the reason why I'm here - going BH SEO to make up for the loss of Wiki traffic.
     
  8. srhcom

    srhcom Junior Member

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    I think the forbidden message is from Wikipedia, but don't worry about that just check the outside URLs for broken links.
     
  9. multiclick

    multiclick Newbie

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    hey man great idea ,I should try this
     
  10. MichiganGuy

    MichiganGuy Newbie

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    +1....
     
  11. polocolto

    polocolto Regular Member

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    Some editors from wiki are nuts. They literally removed my link in 2 min. I was going to ping it and bammm, link is gone. They work for free and the wiki owner pockets 7 milions a year.
     
  12. Arraial

    Arraial Registered Member

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    I had 3 wikpedia links, 2 allready are discovered and they banned me :( But one is still up and running. Would it be safe to go back and try to add some content and put my link in there again? If i make myself a new account from let's say an internet café, would this work?

    For my keyword they are outranking me now, and i wrote all the content, thank you for nothing wikpedia!!

    Yes, wikipedia is no follow but still very usefull!
     
  13. muchacho

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    I always thought they were do follow, but will wait to be corrected if any evidence suggests otherwise.
     
  14. alexaassassin

    alexaassassin Registered Member

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    In a market with 1 million results, you just put a link to your page
    ON THE VERY FIRST PAGE IN THE RESULTS.

    Thanks to OP.
     
  15. muchacho

    muchacho Supreme Member

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    Confused... the very first page of what results?
    The first page I get when searching for my keyword is a page that's highly moderated and refuses my link.

    So not sure what you mean.
     
  16. zverr

    zverr Regular Member

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    Wikipedia is nofollow but you will get lots of traffic from there. And this is targeted traffic which converts very well :) . I make 2 sales per day per link in wiki for the short time they stay. Once on of my links stood for more than a week and I made more than 500$ from this only. But it is really heavily moderated and they will delete your link for sure. Your site must have at least page rank 4 and to have lots of visitors if you want to have any chance.
     
  17. Xyon81

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    amazing, gotta give this a go
     
  18. dishnetboi

    dishnetboi Power Member

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    I vote JR. VIP.

    Wikipedia is PR7 and that makes it very powerful...
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Dude, try not to bump 3 year old threads.
     
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