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Is wikipedia popular in other languges?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by seoguy81, May 25, 2011.

  1. seoguy81

    seoguy81 Power Member

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    This is in relation to my original thread is wikipedia links of any value (cannot post links yet)

    I'm getting a bit of success and now I discovered that the keywords/pages i'm targeting have no pages in other languages (Russian, Italian, Romanian) to be precise. My site is multi lingual and matches this void.

    Does anyone know if wikipedia is popular in the above mentioned languages? Considering that the Wiki links are no follow, and the only best value out of it would be the ranking, my next question would be, if creating a page on wikipedia would it gain a good rank automatically?

    P.S: Based on the success of getting a wiki link on a 2nd level keyword/page i've now embarked on getting my link onto a page that ranks 2 for a niche keyword.
     
  2. seoguy81

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    Update: So I made an edit to a popular page which ranks #1 on Google. Took a risk and linked the phrase which now becomes the first reference in the wiki page.

    Fingers crossed!!
     
  3. Meozyn

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    Hey there wait a minute mr. Postman!
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    I live in Italy mate, it's really popular here :)
     
  4. jashawa9485

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    What does that mean?

    I edited a wikipedia page a couple day ago to include my link and have been getting traffic, but since it is nofollow that's the only benefit I get out of it I think.
     
  5. seoguy81

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    There is a wiki page for the search term I targeted. If a wiki page has like 10 citations within the article, and if your link is cited to the 8th or 9th reference then the link is shown below the list.

    I had made some changes few days ago and today linked it and it's referenced first. The search term gets 19mil searches. It's only been a little while now. Will post back if I see any surge in traffic.
     
  6. jashawa9485

    jashawa9485 Registered Member

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    So you are talking about where it has the small number beside it like this?

    [3]

    Then when you click the citation, it takes you to the link at the bottom under references? What is the difference between having that and just putting up an external link?
     
  7. seoguy81

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    Grazie!! One hot Italian wiki page coming up :)
     
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    I don't understand your question. In wikipedia, as far as I know, the only way to link is via citation. so when the [1] is next to a word and you click on it, it would go to the 'References' section where the reference is made. This reference is the external link.
     
  9. SweTech

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    I live in Sweden. Wikipedia is very popular here also.

    Best of luck,
     
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    I belive that the English version of wikipedia is the one beeing used, even though other countrys could bee good in some subjects, but very often its very small articles that dosenĀ“t say anything. Why its like that i dont know
     
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    I don't see why it wouldn't be popular in other languages. Pretty sure it's popular all over the world.
     
  12. jashawa9485

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    You don't have to use the citation to get a link. I've been placing links on Wiki pages just by editing the "External Links" section which is under the "References" where you are talking about having cited your site.

    Either way puts a link on the site, I just didn't know if there was an advantage either way.
     
  13. seoguy81

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    You never know.. example in social bookmarking.. not many russians are into digg or stumbleupon..