Getting Wikipedia backlinks is one of the strongest contextual backlinks you could ask for.
It is one of the biggest & oldest sites on the web that carries huge authority. In fact Wikipedia has so much authority it’s hard to find a search result where they don’t rank in the top 10.
Previously I shared a tutorial to get a Wikipedia link which you should read first to get some foundation knowledge.
But now I have found a really quick and easy way to get as many Wikipedia backlinks as you want.
What You Will Learn
- How to get Wikipedia backlinks easily
- How to get as many as you want
- How to do it quickly
Slicker Than Your Average
Getting a link from Wikipedia isn’t your average backlink.
They carry a huge amount of value, weight and authority but will also send you targeted traffic day in day out because of how well Wikipedia ranks across the web.
On top of that you will begin to get natural backlinks from other places as people use Wikipedia as an information source using your site as a reference.
Getting Wikipedia backlinks comes with a huge amount of benefits and best of all it doesn’t cost anything to get one!
Citations & Dead Links
Anyone can add pages to Wikipedia and edit the information – because of that and the sheer size of the site you can find a lot of broken links or information that needs a citation/reference.
This gives us the opportunity to find those dead links and needed references then update them with a link to our own site.
Previously finding those opportunities took a lot of time, but not anymore!
I came across a 100% free service the other day called WikiGrabber.
All you have to do is enter a search term and the site will come back with a list of related pages on Wikipedia that either need a reference or have a deadlink.
How To Use WikiGrabber For Wiki Backlinks
It is really easy to use but let me step you through the process.
All you have to do is enter a relevant search query to your niche, for example I could use SEO, marketing, link building or social media etc.
In this example I’m going to do a search for the term search engine.
This returns a list of pages on Wikipedia that are related to search engines but need citations or broken links fixing.
By default you will see results that need citations and broken links but you can click on the buttons at the top to filter them accordingly.
I can see that this page on Wikipedia needs citations and has a broken link.
If you need help finding them on the page just press ctrl+f to open up a find box and type in either citation needed or dead link to find where they are.
Getting Wikipedia Backlinks
Now before we start editing Wikipedia and updating it with our citation/link fix there are a couple of things to think about.
First of all when you submit the edit, it will need to pass human moderation so you have to take that into consideration.
If your just throwing out a link to a site with poor quality content that has nothing to do with the required citation or dead link fix – it is not going to get approved.
So if you don’t have relevant content on your site to use as a citation/reference already then put some time and effort into creating it.
So that gives someone the perfect opportunity to write a post about the fan gating ban on their site, then update the Wikipedia page using that post as the citation.
Creating A Wikipedia Account
Anyone can create a Wikipedia account – it is 100% free.
Just click on Create Account in the top right corner of the site.
Preparing The Account
Once you have created your account I recommend using WikiGrabber to fix up 2-3 other relevant articles in your niche.
At this point you should just be a good citizen adding citations/cleaning up deadlinks using other peoples sites/content. Feel free to use my blog to update articles – contact me if you do ;)
Once you have had those approved – you are now ready to drop a link to your site on your target Wikipedia article.
Editing An Article To Insert Your Wikipedia Backlink
Editing an article on Wikipedia is super easy, just find what you want to edit and click on the edit link.
Once you have done that you will be taken to the Wikipedia editor.
Make sure you are logged into your account then fix the dead link or add your citation as required-
Once you have done that preview the changes and make sure everything is working ok.
If you are happy with it fill out the edit summary with your changes and click on save page
Now just sit back and wait to see if your change is approved! If you spent time creating your account with a bit of history you won’t have a problem here.
Squeezing More Value
If that wasn’t enough don’t forget to take advantage of the Wikipedia broken link building tutorial.
If you have updated a broken/dead link you can use a backlink checker to find other sites that link to the dead page.
Then you can just reach out to those webmasters and get them to update their links to your site.
You can learn more about that strategy in this post.
Wrapping It Up
So there you go – it is now quicker and easier than ever before to get a Wikipedia backlink.
All it takes is a little bit of time and some elbow grease to get one of the most authoritative contextual backlinks on the planet!
What are you waiting for? Get to it :)