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How To Get Backlinks & Traffic From Wikipedia And Others


What is Wikipedia? I think almost everybody knows that what Wikipedia is. Wikipedia is a free, open content based online encyclopedia written collaboratively by Wikipedians(community of users).

Wikipedia is one of the most visited, oldest, biggest and authoritative website in the world, this website provide unbiased information to millions of unique visitors. Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger co-founded Wikipedia in January 2001. Anyone registered on the site and can create articles for publication or can edit articles. Any term in on Google search that you will be see Wikipedia listed in the top 10.

Why Wikipedia Links Are Helpful

There are lots of reasons to spend time getting links and traffic from Wikipedia to your site. It’s white hat link building method. Wikipedia had Billion page views and it’s grown significantly. Wikipedia is very well respected site to Google and Google loves links from Wikipedia although Wikipedia links are nofollow. If your site is linked with Wikipedia page it will generate additional links from other sites to looking your site is reference.

Wikipedia is the most popular website on the web so, this site is the great source for SEO purpose. You can get lots of backlinks from Wikipedia and this one is the most effective link building techniques out there, but you’ve to know what you are doing.

Few years ago, getting backlinks from Wikipedia was relatively easy. But nowadays it’s much harder to get links from Wikipedia unless your site looks very professional and your site content is very relevant to the Wikipedia page’s topic that you’re trying to get your link. If you are attempting to edit a Wikipedia entry without an established account or trying to add irrelevant content link that the Wikipedia team marked your IP or URL in the blacklist.

The value of getting relevant backlink from Wikipedia is worth a TON for your site’s SEO. Wikipedia is one of the best sources of relevant traffic.

How To Do

First, you need to search for broken backlinks in Wikipedia by using this query in Google search.

site:wikipedia.org “Keyword/keyword phrase” “dead link”

How To Get Backlinks & Traffic From Wikipedia And Others

Google search 2

Now press control F to search on Wikipedia page for the “dead link”.

Wikipedia dead link

Now just go to the “References” and you see that in the below image a link has been marked as a dead link. Wikipedia would love to replaced relevant link in the broken links via editing.


Now you can take that URL and put it into archive.org. This will show you what the page look like before. Have a read of the content to see is it related to your page.

way back machine

If it’s relevant then keep going and it’s not relevant to your page then go back to Google search results and keep looking. So, if you find relevant content link then you can add your content link or you can also create similar page for linking. Now you can go back to Wikipedia and after login you can edit with your account.

edit section

When editing, make sure you edit with your user account and first use your account to edit other articles. Because Wikipedia doesn’t want to add your own site link. Wikipedia wants its users to edit other entries for the continue community value.

After you have some legitimate edits for others under your account then you can move on your own target articles and dropping your link.

You can also take another advantage with this broken link. Take the URL of the broken link and put that URL into Open Site Explorer and Ahrefs to get a full list of sites that are linking to the dead page. Now you can start your outreach campaign to getting links from all of the sites found via Open Site Explorer or Ahrefs. Asking the dead link site owner with contact page or email address to replace the dead link with the link to your site.

Its really easy! Happy link building with Wikipedia and other sites!

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