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[QUESTION] What's the best way to add your link to Wikipedia?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by BloodyNinja, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. BloodyNinja

    BloodyNinja Power Member

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    Hope someone here has experience with Wikipedia.

    Case description:
    Wikipedia has an article on XYZ topic. In the end of that article, there's a link to a research, which was published a while ago on an .edu website. This research is very important for the article, let's say it confirms half of information in the article. However, the link is dead and the research page is not available anymore. Neither it has any copies floating anywhere in internet.

    I managed to pull that research from a wayback machine and publish it on MY website. In the very beginning of the page I put the original research as a source and even added not clickable link to it (not clickable because the page is not working).

    Now the question is what is the best way to swap links in Wikipedia without raising red flags? I contacted a Wikipedia editor, he told that he could not do what I had requested and instead offered some alternative way for over $200 price tag.

    What would you do? Please answer only if you are experienced with Wikipedia. I personally only had success with writing new articles with own links already injected into them. Adding my links to someone else's articles always failed so far but I feel that in this specific situation it could be pulled off successfully.
     
  2. xpression50

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    I have seen quite a few services that offer to get you a link on wikipedia on a refund if no link is achieved basis that's one option
     
  3. BloodyNinja

    BloodyNinja Power Member

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    Okay, I understood there's not much info floating around :)

    To everyone who might be reading this later, I decided to find and hire a professional for everything related to Wikipedia. Seems like cheaper solution in the long-term.
     
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  4. niroshana35

    niroshana35 Power Member

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    The content of Wikipedia are get edited by its member constantly. To have a link in Wikipedia you have to contribute great value to the content so that no one delete your link.
     
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    Getting in contact wit a trusted editor on wikipedia can be one way to go.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citing_sources

    this may give you a better idea
     
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    celeca Newbie

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    There are such services on fiverr but I never tried.
     
  7. CallmeReaz

    CallmeReaz Junior Member

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    This is the logical answer. If you edit Wikipedia yourself 99% of the time someone will come and change your edits back.
     
  8. BloodyNinja

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    To who might be interested in the answer. Turned out the technology was pretty simple:
    1. You create a dummy account and make corrections
    2. Then someone X comes to the article and reverts them
    3. Then a reputable member of Wikipedia (whom you paid obviously) comes and reverts back to your corrections
    4. In an unlikely event of discussion between X and the reputable member, the latter must explain the changes (explanation must be prepared in advance)

    Reputable members are relatively easy to find (and bribe :)). Overall cost is 2-3x cheaper than what being offered here on BHW. (Not trying to undermine BHW sellers, I would surely order from them unless found someone much cheaper)

    If you not only want to place a link in an existing article but write an article itself, then you will need at least 4-5 (or 7-8 to be sure) references to reputable sources. Reputable sources include ONLY scientific publications and articles in premium magazines. There is a lot of articles, which have less than 5 references matching this criteria but they might be deleted anytime.

    If you don't know how to get your stuff into premium magazines for free, consider spending $6-8k just to create necessary references and one wikipedia article.

    If you wonder about my initial question (from OP), I just swapped dead link for a working one, the latter leading to my website obviously.
     
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  9. Mr Lim

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    The content of Wikipedia are permanent?
     
  10. Aiden_1

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    The goal of wikipedia is to provide neutral and unbiased contents. So we should not to add links to it. Only add the branded contents and it only possible if your site is a branded one.

    Otherwise use the tool called Wikigrabber, which is used to build the links of your site.
     
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    h2obrandon Junior Member

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    I don't understand you want to leave a article on Wikipedia with broken citations instead of providing a proper fix. honestly I would do it myself and just argue your point if what you claim is 100% valid your link will stay as it is invaluable to the content. Bring the editors intentions into question instead and just use basic redirection to keep your link from being removed. Honestly you got very lucky or have been looking extremely hard. Congrats to finding 1 of the rare gems you shouldn't have paid to get link from.
     
  12. BloodyNinja

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    you obviously have no experience with Wikipedia and still trying to lecture me and mislead others lol. Keep it to yourself, dude.

    If you manage to place a link that partially doesn't match WP:ELNO criteria (and that's the absolute majority of links you would like to be placed to Wikipedia) by yourself, I will be the first in line to listen your guru advice.
     
  13. Edward Eric

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    As for as i know. Yes you can get links from Wikipedia. But, it can removed any time. No guarantee :(
     
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    looking for the same thing
     
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    thanks for your info guys
     
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    I dont understand what exactly you did - you simply changed the link to your site and the link is still there until today OR you placed a link, somebody reverted it back, then you paid some money (how much??) to a reputable member and he reverted links back to your site?

    thanks
     
  17. Henry04

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    It is very easy if you choose a not so popular topic where the mods at wikipedia aren't very often checking. To place a link at a big topic with a lot of visitors is very difficult unless you have someone with reputation protecting your link.
     
  18. The Curator

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    Nice method there, I totally understand putting the link there, changing it, and changing it back, to mimic the natural progression of events on wikipedia, except your beating them and controlling this aspect as well, kinda like sandboxing a new site or getting a new ebay dropshipping account flagged in the beginning.

    Just letting you know new guy your bot is malfunctioning and posting the same thing below what you said here.
     
  19. BloodyNinja

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    I replaced a dead link for a live link leading to my website. Before that I found original content (where the link was leading to) and published it on my website.
    Placing a new link is a little bit more difficult because any link on WP requires context. Still very doable.

    I don't want to disclose exact prices but I hinted before that it cost 2-3x cheaper than what is being offered on BHW for the same work.