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Is a wikipedia link valuable?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by hist0ry, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. hist0ry

    hist0ry Regular Member

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    A few months back I was trying to get my link on a wikipedia page for my main search term on my main site and succeeded with an event that happened related to my niche that I added a paragraph about.

    Anyway, someone removed it like a week later but then when I did a backlink check a month back or so it was there so I checked and it had been put back so im gathering it was either A) originally pending moderation or something and passed but my cache was playing up or B) someone removed it the remove got reviewed and my link got put back along with my paragraph about the event.

    Im fairly nooby with wikipedia and whatnot but is a link from them worth anythign?

    thanks
     
  2. mutatedllama

    mutatedllama Regular Member

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    Yes, Wikipedia has huge authority and even a nofollow backlink from there is valuable. Also, tonnes of websites scrape wikipedia and publish straight to their site, meaning your link will spread to lots of other wikis, some of which will be do-follow.

    Also, congrats on getting the link there.
     
  3. hist0ry

    hist0ry Regular Member

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    Thanks, It wasnt anything huge it was a hacking/seo niche.