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So I got a Wikipedia baclink...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by PurpleSEO, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. PurpleSEO

    PurpleSEO Junior Member

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    I went and edited a page for a low comp keyword variation. There was a reference link to a .org site that no longer exists... I spun the article and dropped it on my site and added my site as a reference in Wikipedia.

    It's been there for 2 days now... I'm tempted to go and change the anchor text to "My Keyword" as opposed to "MyKeyword.com" which is currently reads.

    Question:
    Should I leave it alone and be praying the link remains?
    Or should I test my luck and fix the anchor text?
     
  2. roxiea90

    roxiea90 Power Member

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    leave it alone
     
  3. SuperLinks

    SuperLinks Elite Member

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    I'd keep it the way it is, no need to draw more attention to the editing section of the history page.

    It's great to have links that "stick" on Wikipedia. Don't burn your bridges :)
     
  4. Seo Lover

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    I agree with SuperLinks :)
     
  5. subster

    subster Elite Member

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    I have also a backlink from wikipedia with my targeted anchor, but I can honestly say it has had not the smallest effectin this case (low comp. kw)
     
  6. kmkal

    kmkal Newbie

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    Lucky enough to even have that one remain, I wouldn't test my luck if I was in your case.
     
  7. madoctopus

    madoctopus Supreme Member

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    wikipedia links are pretty much useless in terms of SEO
     
  8. Tony Barns

    Tony Barns Regular Member

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    I actually got a lot of traffic for a backlink on there until it got removed.
     
  9. The Doctor

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    one of the sites I have stuck on wikipedia is on first page of google. i dont know how much it helped though because wikipedia links are all nofollow
     
  10. crosscheck

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    ya man leave it be!!!!! I did the same thing but changed to my anchor a week later and was removed:(
     
  11. seoguy81

    seoguy81 Power Member

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    Wikipedia might nofollow all links, but there are sites that directly scrape content from Wikipedia and these sites, almost 80% are ********. Besides SEO, wikipedia is good for getting additional traffic.