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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!

Introducing WikiGrabber

I came across a 100% free service the other day called WikiGrabber.

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.

wiki backlinks search engine

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.

get wikipedia backlinks free with wikigrabber

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.

For example I saw that this fan gating page needs an update and Facebook have banned fan gating recently.

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 πŸ˜‰

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.

edit to insert your wikipedia backlink

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-

wikipedia editor

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

wikipedia summary

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.

WARNING: Steal Your Competitors Search Rankings, Traffic & Income

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 :)

335 Responses

  1. 8.21.2014

    Hello,

    This is as easy as it can get to have a wikipedia link.

    This will be a slap for those who sell wikipedia link from 100 bucks or more.

    In past, I did something similar but it didn’t work. But I will try this again and see if I can get some strong links to sites stuck at bottom of page 1.

    Thanks for sharing this Matthew.

    Priyank.

    • August 21st, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      Well most people don’t spend time fixing up a few articles with their account first before going for the money shot

  2. 8.21.2014

    This is brilliant! Your straightforward, no nonsense advice really is top class. You truly add 200% value to every piece of content you produce. Thanks for sharing!!

    – Ricky

  3. 8.21.2014

    Nice find Matthew :) Does this method work for medium sized (20-50 pages of content) affiliate or adsense sites?

    • August 21st, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      It works for any site that adds value to the Wikipedia experience

  4. 8.21.2014

    Sweet, superb & easy! Strange as it may seem but sometimes one of the simplest result yield good results.

    Very nice post.

    • August 21st, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      I live my life by the KISS rule, keep it simple stupid

  5. Nathan Sheusi
    8.21.2014

    This is too rad.

  6. 8.21.2014

    Wow! That was a really good post. I’m going to try this out soon. The good think about Wikipedia is that it not only sends that authority juice but also sends valuable traffic. That is why it is so important to put in relevant links to relevant pages only.

  7. Amod
    8.21.2014

    Hi Matt,

    All OBL’s on wikipedia are now nofollow. Does the crazy high authority carry enough weight in the serps? Worth testing.

    Of course, for diversification and authority, you can’t get better than the pedia! πŸ˜‰

    • August 21st, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Yes – I stopped caring about follow/nofollow years ago

      • August 21st, 2014 at 11:35 pm

        Why did you stop caring about dofollow/nofollow? I was led to believe that means a lot for SEO rankings

        • August 22nd, 2014 at 6:01 pm

          Makes for a more natural profile

        • August 24th, 2014 at 8:24 pm

          Yeah, pretty much what Matt said. Do/Not Follow used to play a large part in SEO several years ago, but variations work better at this point (along the lines of semantic vs extensional definitions/keywords).

          It’s all about creating an organic profile… you need to mix it up while still providing real value. (As determined by Google.)

          Best, Chris.

  8. 8.21.2014

    Thanks Matt! Great strategy and best of all, you give it away for free! Thats why I hang out on your blog everyday!

    Knew I had read about it this somewhere but couldn’t remember where. Have evernoted it now! Cheers :)

  9. 8.21.2014

    Outstanding info!

  10. 8.21.2014

    Thanks Matt! That was too easy! Just added my link as an external link reference to Wikipedia, I hope it gets approved!

    • August 21st, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Good luck :) Follow the advice and you’ll be fine – the fact you have already submitted the link means you didn’t follow the advice though πŸ˜‰

  11. Ahmed Amin
    8.21.2014

    If we have a site about a lot of different things will it hurt our rank? For example, if we have a blog about movies but then write an article about something completely different(like history or politics or something) just to get a backlink from wikipedia, will it hurt our rank?

    • August 21st, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      I wouldn’t do it just to get a link from wikipedia

      • Ahmed Amin
        August 22nd, 2014 at 1:00 am

        Will it hurt to do it though? Does having random content hurt?

    • August 24th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      But no, it won’t hurt. High PR backlinks always help, especially if you’re pushing them to secondary pages (which Google sees as “more organic”).

  12. 8.21.2014

    Another terrific post Matt~

    Yours is one of the -very- few blogs I read religiously

    In fact, I’ve added you as one of only 3 links on my IM blog – Kim Roach’s “Buzzblogger” and Stuart Walker’s “NicheHacks” are two others (take a peek if you have a few mins., I try to post only similarly high-quality info).

    Thanks again – now it’s off to Wikipedia!

    Robert

    • August 21st, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      Thanks for the link much appreciated :) Good luck with your blog!

    • August 23rd, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      Nice article Matt. Having a look at some potential sources now where I can plant some links.

      What I’m not seeing though is how i find where dead links are on the page?

      WikiGrabber says ‘dead link’ but when I click on it I just end up on the page with no idea where that dead link is.

      Thanks for linking to me as well Robert…appreciated!

      • August 26th, 2014 at 5:51 pm

        Press ctrl+f to open up a find box and type in either citation needed or dead link to find where they are.

  13. 8.21.2014

    I did not know this. Thanks for taking the time Matthew.

  14. 8.21.2014

    Great tutorial Matt, will do this on a daily basis till it’s ineffective with seo!

  15. 8.21.2014

    No hate, but this method gonna be dead so fast, once you reveal it, there will be tons of SEO’s adding their stuff on Wikipedia and they will begin to fight it. I don’t judge or hate on tutorial, but that’s my prediction what’s gonna happen, based on previous examples of any ‘big method’

  16. 8.21.2014

    epic! good stuff as usual Matt! For all niche site owners this is key, as getting related backlinks to specific niche sites can be close to impossible, but with wikipedia added to the list, you can now get more specific links than ever before.

  17. MSI Sakib
    8.21.2014

    Hey Matt you just made my day,
    I have no words to offer you. Simply saying thanks a lot. We all know that wiki links are very much valuable for any site. I tried to get wiki links before but failed. I lost all hopes of wiki links. WikiGrabber showed me a new hope. It’s 1:30 AM, so I am going to my bed. Tomorrow I will definitely earn some wiki links using WikiGrabber.

    • August 21st, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Hahaha get yourself some sleep then attack it tomorrow :)

  18. 8.21.2014

    Very useful, thanks, your tips help out a lot!

  19. 8.21.2014

    As innocent as Snow White in a white hat… :)
    Anyway, will add WikiGrabber to my arsenal. Thanks, Matt!

  20. 8.21.2014

    As i know Wikipedia Backlinks are very powerful. Though I have never try it before but after read your post I am interested to try it for my blog and business site.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • August 21st, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      Good luck :)

      • Sumon Ahmed
        August 21st, 2014 at 8:00 pm

        Thanks For you best complement :)

  21. 8.21.2014

    Another great link building tutorial. Thanks Matthew. You rock πŸ˜€

  22. 8.21.2014

    Thanks dude, this is so powerful. I just wish WikiGrabber would also work with other languages.

  23. 8.21.2014

    Extremely valuable advice! I’m just getting started with SEO and your blog has been a tremendous help.

  24. Greg
    8.21.2014

    Another fantastic insight on achieving results thinking in a totally different way. I opened a Wiki account today.

    Matthew, I have an important question on gaining links and using a backlink checker as you also suggested in this article.

    Is there a way to view the past backlinks to a competitor’s site that has been removed from any search?

    I am building a site and the number one ranked site for that product/keyword just disappeared from any search this past week. It is gone (she was repeating the same info over and over 2x a week, etc).

    I receive a “Not Found” message when I click on the saved site url in one of my bookmark folders. As well, pasting any of her past urls into theWayBackMachine as Doug suggested, returns message of “Wayback Machine doesn’t have that page archived” (but I have viewed the page and her site many times over the past 2 months).

    So my question: Is there a way to view the links that formerly went to that site up until the past couple weeks? I would certainly like to gain some of those links to my site which will provide much better info on the same product.

    This is an opportunity which could certainly help me, so I appreciate any helpful info. Thanks!

  25. 8.21.2014

    That’s an awesome tool! Thanks for posting, going to start using this first thing in the morning :)

    Also a good way of finding things to write about like you suggested – by searching for things in our niche that need citations/ replaced links.

    Great stuff as always :)

  26. 8.21.2014

    Incredibly good information. Citation or broken link — is one better than the other?

    Thanks. Your website is golden.

  27. 8.22.2014

    This is interesting. I had previously thought Wikipedia links were too hard to get because there are two types of links there, and the ones that pass link juice require your account to be in incredibly good standing, whereas the ones you talked about getting in this article are not really worth it. Seems what I read was wrong?

    Anyway, wiki grabber looks awesome. If I get the opportunity I’ll swing a link your way and let you know

    • August 22nd, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      Every link is worth getting from Wikipedia :) Thanks Dom!

      • August 25th, 2014 at 5:14 pm

        I’ve got 2 wikipedia links on 2 of my sites, they haven’t helped with ranking except I get the odd visitors every now and then. These links were verified by the admin. So I wouldn’t get too excited about this :)

  28. 8.22.2014

    I put my VA on this and will be hammering it! Thank You!

  29. 8.22.2014

    You mention fixing up a few other citations/dead links and pointing to non-owned sites first. Do you think it matters how fast you do that? I.e., should we space it over a few days first before linking to our own site?

    • August 22nd, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      Not really I would just spend an hour or so doing it, wait for them approved then do the same again but this time one of them as your links :)

  30. 8.22.2014

    Nice context on wikipedia link building. Moreover, this time you have suggested a free tool “Wikigrabber” to use in handy with. Happy for that. :)

  31. 8.22.2014

    ok, but what if the dead backlink was found is into the References section? just edit/remove it with my own link as you’ve mentioned?

  32. boom
    8.22.2014

    What is so good about wikipedia links? I mean all you get is a no follow link right?

    Do follow< no follow from what I've read.

    Would you care to elaborate on this Matt?

    Thanks!

    • August 22nd, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      I don’t care about nofollow or dofollow personally

    • August 24th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      It’s all good. The algorithm is moving towards a more organic profile (which is what your’re referencing above).

      Peer groups have been displaced by semantic search…

    • August 28th, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      The dofollow contextual backlinks definitely make the difference between ranking on the 1st page or not – I’ve studied the backlinks of the top ranking sites in my niche and their dofollow links are definitely the reason for them ranking very highly.

      Something else I’ve observed is that Google seems to treat all comments links as nofollow despite your plugin might show those links as dofollow – I became so disappointed after finding this out because I had spent tonnes of time on writing decent comments on dofollow blogs. So there you have it – it seems lots of bloggers just take each others’ words for it without testing them themselves, no disregard to Matthew btw as his blog is a helpful one overall and his posts are worth reading!

  33. 8.22.2014

    Another nice quality tutorial, well done Matt!

    I definitely will use this method but need to have quality articles before we do the linking. And I am thinking should we produce content based on the dead link or citation need.

  34. 8.22.2014

    I have been lucky while getting link and more important traffic from Wikipedia pages. Like for one of my targeted KY a Wikipedia page is at no 3. So I wrote a 2500 quality content and 25 un-indexed images and then submitted that on Wiki and in a week it as approved…

    Beside nice tool grabber. I edited one more link and chances are that it will be approved after a manual check…

    Thanks for sharing Wiki Grabber Matthew

    • August 22nd, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      I don’t think that has anything to do with luck, it’s all down to the time you took to prepare :)

      • August 22nd, 2014 at 6:13 pm

        Yeah the blog post look me like 20+ days. Wrote 50% of the content myself and gathered all the images… I did kicked my *** for that Wiki link and there was no way that my post couldn’t get disapproved after all that work…

  35. 8.22.2014

    Great post. I’d like to know if WikiGrabber works for italian language.

    • August 22nd, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      It doesn’t sorry, but who knows they might expand it in the future!

  36. 8.22.2014

    gee thanks just used it and loved it, very easy

  37. 8.22.2014

    what about no-follow links:)? does these links really do something ? I know another way to get wikipedia backlinks,I did it 10 days ago,It was indexed in 3 days by google ,but today is 11th day still nothing…Link doesn’t appeared in ahrefs or majesticseo,but webmaster tools says that wikipedia links me…

  38. 8.22.2014

    Oooh!, Nice find Matt!
    Nice step by step article too.
    i need to dig out and update my old wiki video submitter tool and combo with this :)

  39. 8.22.2014

    Hmm, I think I forgot to comment on this one.
    See, that’s the downside of poor wi-fi in hotels. x_x

    I also use an add-on for Chrome and Firefox Mozilla called “Check my links” when I’m investigating the dead (haha) / broken links. That works for BLB in general, but this looks like a great tool for Wikipedia alone. πŸ˜€

  40. Ryan Biddulph
    8.22.2014

    Hi Matthew,

    What a brilliantly creative article. I love it.

    Give before you receive. Be patient. Like you said, why go for the Money Shot? You’re bound to fall flat on your face because being greedy or desperate simply repels success.

    Help out the Wiki Community, do a good turn and you’ll set yourself up to receive a nice, juicy link in through one of the world’s authority sites.

    Always think about setting the table before you want to feast, right?

    Excellent Matthew. I hadn’t come across this approach before; super creative link building here.

    I’ll tweet in a bit.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Ryan

    • August 23rd, 2014 at 1:08 am

      Hi Ryan,

      Thanks for your kind words – basically don’t try and f*ck on your first date :)

  41. 8.23.2014

    wow nice article i love it good idea

  42. 8.23.2014

    Great article Matt. I found this especially useful for coming up with content ideas to build for deadlinks.

  43. 8.25.2014

    Great info Matt, just wondering would this work for a link to a youtube video demonstrating eg. “social bookmarking” but the video also promotes an affiliate product?

  44. 8.25.2014

    Hi Matthew. This is really interesting, I would never have deemed Wikipedia to be such a sought after link. I guess I have always been led to believe that it is a little unreliable and sketchy! MAybe I need to rethink!

  45. 8.25.2014

    Hey Mattew really Great Informative article. Yes No doubt Wikipedia is one the most authoritative site and grabing a backlink for it will boost our ranking to a great extent.
    I have a small question hope you can awnser I sawed many links in wiki are no-follow so getting a no-follow link from it. Will it helpful much for us ?

    • August 25th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      I don’t really care about nofollow/dofollow personally

  46. 8.26.2014

    Hi.
    Thanks for a really great post. I though have two points of view on this article.

    1. is that I am actually really happy about wikipedia. From a personal and ideologic perspective I like the Idea about free flow of information. Though wikipedia is going to get corruptet this way, misused for linkbuilding – not for bringing good sources, but with a second agenda. This will distort the quality of wikipidia

    2. I’m a professional – I live from SEO, and I can’t give any guarantee I won’t use the above described tactics. Actually – I have allready done it :-)

    Again – thanks for a great article

    • August 26th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      Hi,

      1) Welcome to planet earth – that’s how most things in life work :)

      2) Case in point ^^

  47. 8.26.2014

    Great guide for getting some valuable Wikipedia links. I have edited a few articles and it actually has driven me daily traffic πŸ˜€

    Thanks!

  48. Frank
    8.26.2014

    Hi Matt
    I need your help and want to chat with you. Send me an mail pls when you are available.
    Thanks
    Frank

  49. 8.27.2014

    Hi Mattew,
    Thanks for sharing this new tool – WikiGrabber. Anything that would make for easy grabbing of valuable link is welcoming. You have provided an awesome tutorial on how to use this tool.

    I guess its time to really try and see how it works! Getting a Wikipedia backlink would be exciting for search engine ranking!

    This post was found in kingged where it was shared and upvoted.

  50. 8.28.2014

    Hi Matt.
    Really A Nice Guide. I Give Some Buck To Someone For This.
    But Now I Do It From My Own Side.
    Thanks a Lot.

  51. 8.28.2014

    Matthew,

    Wow, what a great tool for getting backlinks!

    Thank you, for sharing

    Tracy

  52. 8.28.2014

    Hi Mathew!

    I was just searching for easiest ways to get backlinks from wikipedia and I found your article.

    I must say that I am a casual visitor of your blog and your writing skills are just amazing.

    After reading this article, I am sure I can get a handful of wealthy backlinks from Wikipedia and some other sites.

    Thanks for sharing πŸ˜‰

    • August 29th, 2014 at 1:47 am

      Thanks :) I’m glad to be of service let me know if you have any questions!

  53. 9.2.2014

    Haha, that WikiGrabber really is a gold nugget. Would have never thought of searching for a free tool to find 404 on Wikipedia by keyword. They should charge some serious money for that cause they could… πŸ˜›

    This is awesome for client work as they are mostly not in the killer niches so if you create some awesome piece of content and place that link it will actually stay. Not sure about something like Search Engine Optimization though…

    Thanks for the gold nugget, keep up the fantastic work!

    Greetings from Innsbruck,

    Alex

  54. 9.11.2014

    Hi Matthew,
    wikigrabber is quite cool. Thanks for sharing it.

  55. 9.15.2014

    Hi Matthew, would you mind to share which plugin are you using for the “please share” section at the end of each post? Any recommendation for “free” ones please?

    And how about the “Connect With Me…” plugin? Thanks in advance.

    • September 15th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      That is just hard coded into my themes single.php file

  56. 9.22.2014

    Hello Matt!
    how i know that my link approve or not

  57. 9.23.2014

    Waou! your post is so clear and great, it is an easy way to get a backlink from wikipedia. http://wikigrabber.com work for french website?thanks.

    • September 23rd, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      No worrys – not sure if you can do french sites though sorry

  58. 9.27.2014

    At first a lot thanks to Matthew.

    I always afraid of wiki links. Whenever I tried to put a link into wiki but failed. Because they are not accepting my links easily. But you elaborate everything that I feel comfort about wiki links. How Can I Get more help for building wiki links for my sites?

    Regards

    • September 29th, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      If you just sign up to Wikipedia, edit an article with your link and thats it – you will never get a link approved

  59. 10.1.2014

    Hi Matthew,

    Mate, you are an angel :)

    Thanks a lot for this amazing post!!!

  60. Anderson
    10.16.2014

    Hello Matthew.
    Nice Tips to get Wiki Back-link. I have been success to create Wiki links after follow your instruction.
    Thanks a lot for your extra ordinary guideline :)

  61. Alfred Mackey
    10.21.2014

    Wiki grabber is a Great tool

  62. 11.21.2014

    I think these are best strategies to make backlink in fast and proper way, thanks for shearing such a wonderful article with us.

  63. 12.2.2014

    Nice information. After reading you article I add a link to Wikipedia and I hope they will accept my link. Thank you.

  64. AKASH
    1.28.2015

    Nice post & loved it from the bottom of my heart.:)

  65. Tasawk
    1.28.2015

    Great strategy to try
    i will do it
    thanks

  66. Jasmine
    2.2.2015

    Awesome many thanks

  67. 2.22.2015

    Hi Matt,

    I recently used this technique solely because of this article, however, my website was then immediately put on wikipedia’s spam blacklist for ‘not linking to encyclopedic content’. Since 99% of Wikipedia’s articles don’t link to ‘encyclopedic content’ I thought this was odd, but also incredibly unfair, especially given my link was helpful and relevant. I have tried to contest, but it’s being rejected, and I’m left with the horrible feeling of having to live with it.

    My question to you is, does being on wikipedia’s blacklist matter in terms of seo etc? Could your reputation be harmed? Since this could happen to you just as easily as me, especially if a marketing competitor had the hump with you, or a wiki admin was feeling cocky, do you think this matters?

    I know I can change my url, which will affect seo, but since traffic is largely social media driven, it’s not the end of the world, but has really knocked me and my confidence for 6.

    I’m incredibly worried about this now! Please help!

    Thanks,
    Matt.

  68. Aman Banka
    3.8.2015

    Hey Matthew,

    This is seriously one of the best and the easiest way to link backlinks on Wikipedia. I’m surely going to try this right away.

    Thanks a lot for this guide. Kudos from India :)

  69. Patrick
    3.8.2015

    Thanks Matt Sir For This Sensational Post… I Just Loved The Wiki Method To Get Backlinks ! :) And Thanks For Introducing WikiGrabber Tool Too :)

  70. 3.12.2015

    This is one of the greatest way to get backlink. It is very helpful for me as a beginner

  71. Hussey
    3.13.2015

    Hiii Matthew

    I tried this method and i created a wiki link but not able to see in ahref or in web master tools.. When i check wiki page my link is available in wiki page. it means i got wiki link or not ?

    • March 13th, 2015 at 8:00 am

      Yes its just that Ahrefs and WMT aren’t reporting it yet, has the page been cached in Google with your link?

  72. 3.20.2015

    So I checked on a wikipedia link search, and there are NO articles that link to matthewwoodward.co.uk APART from admin type pages talking about your article influencing seo spam (ironically getting you backlinks).

    So it would appear that you have actually never used this method yourself.

  73. kksilvery
    3.25.2015

    i have tried this method like year ago, it never worked. Ny question is to you how many back links have you made for your blog so far?

    • March 27th, 2015 at 8:28 am
      • March 27th, 2015 at 8:47 am

        You’re funny matthew brother, Yesterday i found one broken link manually and edited, after 4 hours somebody re-edited it again.

        • March 27th, 2015 at 10:30 am

          hahahaha that’s unlucky

          • April 25th, 2015 at 5:07 am

            After a month of ecperimen, I have tried hard to get backlinks from wikipedia but i failed to get backlinks from wikipedia for my site. However i was able to harvest one backlink for my friends blogger which has been active for more than 19 days. i did my research why wikipedia bot is not accepting my link then i found my link has been marked as spammed. hehehe

          • April 26th, 2015 at 7:37 am

            Then I would look to improve on the content you linked to from Wikipedia

  74. John Tommervik
    3.31.2015

    Hi Matthew. What about adding content and a link to a relevant page or creating a brand new page all together? Do you have any suggestions or tips on that?

    • April 6th, 2015 at 10:30 am

      If you have a page that is already existing that matches the criteria you can use that

  75. Bhawna Bisht
    4.18.2015

    Hi Matt.
    Really A Nice Guide. I Give Some Buck To Someone For This.
    But Now I Do It From My Own Side.
    Thanks a Lot.

  76. zubair
    4.25.2015

    thanks for this post.this will be a nice chance to get backlinks

  77. swapnil jagtap
    5.7.2015

    Hello sir, I just make my website, still i dont have any back link :(
    what can i do now ?
    Can you please tell me ?
    thank you.

    • May 8th, 2015 at 3:04 am

      I would probably start with some backlinks then

      • swapnil jagtap
        May 8th, 2015 at 1:04 pm

        Can you tell me, how to make backlinks, please ?

  78. Richard Robbins
    5.15.2015

    WikiGrabber is a pretty cool tool. I gave it a try, but I still prefer to use a Google search to find Wikipedia link opportunities, because Google’s SERPs give me results with more relevant pages (since that’s Google’s bread and butter).

    Here are the Google alternatives I use:
    site:wikipedia.org [keyword phrase] “dead link”
    site:wikipedia.org [keyword phrase] “citation needed”

  79. newsbbc
    5.19.2015

    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

  80. Muhammad jamshaid
    5.25.2015

    i think this is a great tip. but i don’t believe it. anyway thanks for nice sharing.

  81. akshay
    6.7.2015

    quality backlinks works a lot on rank and many more factors . getting a backlink from wikipedia would be much profitable .

  82. 6.11.2015

    Hi Matthew Love the post but there’s one thing I don’t understand. The Wikipedia guidelines for citations say no blogs, so how am I to get a citation to one of my posts, even if it super-relevant, well-researched etc??

    • June 12th, 2015 at 10:04 am

      You could create a PDF on your site with an internal link back to your home page, then link to the PDF from Wikipedia

      • June 12th, 2015 at 12:43 pm

        Thanks for your reply. Sorry to be so dumb, Matthew, but could you explain, or point me to some training as to how to create a PDF on my site? (In very simple terms because I am a total novice) Many thanks.

  83. Anjum
    6.24.2015

    i think this is a great tip. but i don’t believe it. anyway thanks for nice sharing.

  84. ab
    6.26.2015

    Very Nice Article… It will help me get visitors from wiki

  85. Samin
    6.29.2015

    really nice and actionable guide to built a valuable backlink from Wikipedia. I made certain useful backlinks this way.
    Remember, not only opt to build backlink but be a regular participant.

  86. 7.6.2015

    Mathew,

    It’s an excellent article. It’s always a dream to have a backlink from WikiPedia and you really made it easy and simple for us although some donkey work but to have a link from WikiPedia cannot be more easy than this.

    Thanks again

  87. Jeremy Zimdars
    7.9.2015

    This is a great article with no-fluff actionable content! Thanks Matthew for the quality info here. I plan to weave wikipedia into my backlinking arsenal starting today!

  88. 7.10.2015

    Have a backlink from Wikipedia is really juicy but the toughest task to do.
    Woodward make this job easy for us. Thanks a lot for that

  89. Utsav
    8.4.2015

    Hi Matthew !!!
    Really an Informative post. Thanks for sharing this awesome approach to getting backlinks from wikipedia.
    But now it seems so easy to grab few backlinks from wikipedia.

    Thanks and keep writing

  90. Waleed
    8.8.2015

    Just focus on OnPage SEO and avoid building link will get you higher rankings in Google SERP, Try it.

    Thanks!

  91. 8.10.2015

    Hi Matthew,
    Your information is great for link building , I followed your strategy and I created a link in Wikipedia for broken link but after few days Wikipedia removed that link as spam. Now What i will do ? Can you suggested me?

    • August 14th, 2015 at 8:53 am

      If it was for the site linked in your name I can see why

  92. pushpalatha
    8.12.2015

    Hello… Matthew Woodward,

    I followed your Instructions and i tried so many times to get bakclink from Wikipedia. I added my site in wikipedia. But not approved and removed my site after few days. Why my sites and links are removed. Please tell me.. I am waiting for your reply and how to get backlink permanently from wiki…

  93. Peace
    8.14.2015

    Thanks for the tips…going to experiment mine

  94. lizzy
    8.14.2015

    I have never known that getting a backlink from top sites like wikipeadia will be this easy..I really appreciate.

  95. Gabi
    8.15.2015

    Matthew,

    Fantastic article! Thanks for sharing the free tool WikiGrabber – you’re so resourceful!

    Quick question…

    Do you recommend creating an account using a different name to the one on a money site?

    If the mods on Wikipedia see identical names on the Wiki account and the site I want to drop a link to won’t they be more likely to remove the link as spam? So should I use a different name when signing up with Wikipedia?

  96. 8.21.2015

    i’ve tried too many times to get backlinks from wikipedia but failed each time i will use your tutorial let see what happen, this is my wish to get only one backlink from wikipedia in my life :(

  97. 8.30.2015

    Thanks for this help on getting wiki links. I like your clear style of no-nonsense writing too, similar to what I’m trying to do on my domaining for beginners blog. bookmarked forever.

  98. clear water solutions
    9.22.2015

    Nice post is this. Your post about easy wikipedia link building is interesting.
    Thank you.

  99. visseada78
    9.25.2015

    I honestly think that this is a spectacular blog you got there!

    • September 25th, 2015 at 11:50 am

      Thanks :) There is still a lot to improve but im working on it

  100. 10.15.2015

    Great strategy! But we should use that method with care, just for not spoiling the might Wikipedia.

  101. 10.23.2015

    hey Math i am very grateful to you that i found your website i have a new website i dont know much about seo and wordpress how to configure but m learning slowly i dont have any traffic on my site 1 organic search in a week probably 10 users from facebook and 50pageviews daily dats all m frustrated and i tried that wikipedia link but they rejected me thrice i dont know what mistake m doing can you help any ideas for traffic and backlink

    • October 26th, 2015 at 8:18 am

      I can probably guess that while you are focused on backlinks, you haven’t taken care of basics like optin forms/building a list from that traffic?

  102. Arun Pratap
    10.27.2015

    Thank you very much for such a wonderful and descriptive article it helps me a lot.
    your article appears on 1st position and i was so satisfied that i need not to move to any other post.
    thanks again.

  103. 11.4.2015

    After reading this article. I have boosted myself for a Wikipedia link and could successfully grab one, which moved my article to the first page.

    Thanks Matthew Woodward

  104. pranit
    11.11.2015

    hie, does this strategy still work? Please do reply. A wonderful article indeed.

  105. 11.29.2015

    Thanks for sharing this is very useful post. I have lots of post how to get backlink form Wikipedia. your post have detailed explained information. Your blog for very nice for SEO tips.

  106. asim
    12.11.2015

    thank you for this article…….. more helpful ……..

  107. Sid
    12.11.2015

    Thanks Matthew for this wonderful post… the BEST strategy..

  108. 12.13.2015

    Sir, wikipedia remove my site link.
    but why?

  109. 12.13.2015

    Excellent article. Will definitely give it a try.

  110. 12.18.2015

    Awesome article, And There is also a extension in chrome name “Check My Links” to find broken link on a page.

  111. 12.24.2015

    wikigrabber is down, any alternative for that?

  112. manoj - update4u
    1.2.2016

    nice article! but how to get more links from wiki?

  113. Faisal
    1.5.2016

    Awesome article. to much help :)

  114. Alicia
    1.8.2016

    Hi Matt.
    Really A Nice Guide. I Give Some Buck To Someone For This..
    But Now I Do It From My Own Side.
    Thanks a Lot…

  115. 1.11.2016

    Good tutorial, Matthew! I will add WikiGrabber to my useful tools!
    Thanks for sharing this with us!
    Khaled

  116. Adam
    1.22.2016

    I really enjoy you article it was very informative point to point content .I will definitely try this method .can I hire writer for editing citation needed links?

  117. 1.23.2016

    Great tips just hearing about wikigrabber free tool. thanks for that resource.am to linkbuilding stuffs i will say its totally tedious andtime consuming,even most times you don’t get a single reply.

  118. 1.24.2016

    This is brilliant! Your straightforward, no nonsense advice really is top class. You truly add 200% value to every piece of content you produce. Thanks for sharing!!
    – Punit mahajan

  119. 1.28.2016

    I wonder how many people actually click on the reference links. I for one probably end up on Wikipedia each day but the main content is enough for me

    • February 1st, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      You can get a bunch of traffic depending on the page!

  120. bigli
    1.29.2016

    Tnx man, great tut.!
    Tnx For Share!

  121. 2.8.2016

    Thanks man this is great.. going to try this.

  122. nice article! How much backlink we can generate in a month?

  123. 2.16.2016

    Nice Tips to get Wiki Back-link. I have been success to create Wiki links after follow your instruction.
    thanks for sharing :)

  124. AbdulRaziq
    2.16.2016

    Thank You So Much Mathew :) You just made my day, Always sharing amazing and helpful stuff. Thanks Again.

  125. 2.20.2016

    Nice..I felt happy to read this article. and i am feeling like i got a power. But before doing anything tell me. what is means by quality post, what it should be and how we can select post to get link in wikipedia. ?

    • March 1st, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      Well, take a look at what is already been linked to and you will get an idea of the standards you need to meet!

  126. alma
    2.21.2016

    The charges me to make a wikipedia. ?
    Related to Dedicated Servers
    Try to do it and failed.
    I await your email.

  127. Nick
    2.22.2016

    What is this, the links are nofollow so no value for seo. Is that not true?

    • March 1st, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      I stopped caring about nofollow/dofollow years ago, you should too!

  128. Rahul
    2.23.2016

    thanks to information

  129. matt
    3.3.2016

    Hello! greetings from Argentina. Excellent tutorial! but the link ends up being NOFOLLOW. Did I do something wrong ? I am looking forward to your response.

  130. Clint Johnson
    3.5.2016

    Thank you. Great post. I just tried it and so far I haven’t been flagged.

  131. Clint Johnson
    3.5.2016

    Just another comment of thanks…I am still alive and links seem to be sticking!

  132. 3.11.2016

    The trouble with getting Wiki links is your 90% likely to be considered as an opportunist pointing back to any money site , and as Most wiki links are no follow your likely to not get anything out of pointing at a relevant link at a blogpost containing links to your site . I got lucky with a site that was a historic hotel so I could get a link in references that was approved as the site luckily head a historical page , but you’ll waste hours on this for nothing in most cases so I wouldn’t bother if you’re a provider of SEO…. worth a go if it’s your own site

    • March 11th, 2016 at 11:59 am

      Yes most people take shortcuts here and throw together some useless content expecting to get approved, its important that you take great care and consideration for the quality of what you are trying to get linked.

  133. 3.16.2016

    Very valuable post . I got useful information from this article. Thank you very much Mathew.

  134. 3.21.2016

    Simply, great piece of advice.

  135. 3.27.2016

    Thanks Matt. Although this post is so old, but it still is necessary for me to reference. I tried submit link of my website and no success. Now, I will create an account, and follow your post to do again.

  136. jobs
    3.29.2016

    hi just created a wiki backlink with External links edit and links works is it removed after review or ?

    • March 31st, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      Just check back in a couple of weeks to see if it stuck or not

  137. 4.1.2016

    Hi ! I am new in SEO, for get a quality backlink from Wikipedia can I do the following steps to get backlink.

    1- Submit a new article related to my niche.

    2- submit round about 3 article.
    3- Edit the article related to my niche & find broken links and PR t my site link.

    Are this is right.

  138. 4.2.2016

    Great information. I am going to try this.

  139. 4.6.2016

    Thank you for the trick and sharing this article.

  140. 4.9.2016

    Very nice article, I have been through the process and looks fairly straight forward. Great Work :-0

    • April 11th, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      No problem Graham, let us know how you get on with it!

  141. 4.13.2016

    I never believed in the so called SEO gurus until I stumbled upon this blog Mat. Excellent read, easy and simple to implement and to top it up, FREE.

    Keep up the good work bro! This is really NO NONSENSE SEO. Count me a lifetime fan.

    Cheers!

  142. 4.14.2016

    really awesome Its Really works thanks for sharing this such a great info

  143. 4.14.2016

    Hi Matthew

    when i try and edit anything in the references section all i get is this:

    ==References==
    {{Reflist|30em}}

    in the editor

    any ideas what i’m doing wrong?

  144. 4.17.2016

    wikipedia link are nofollow, it’s just a waste.. instead of wiki links, guest blogging method is the best

    • April 18th, 2016 at 11:58 am

      You’ve got a lot to learn my friend :) I stopped caring about nofollow/dofollow many years ago, I recommend you do the same :)

  145. 4.24.2016

    Really like this post when I’m searching for the Backlinks for my site. Can you tell me how can I get relevant backlinks for my website.

  146. 5.4.2016

    Straight to the point , best and easiest way ,I definitely would do get some for my website

  147. 5.5.2016

    congratulation buddy ! when i search for “how to make backlinks on wikipedia” i found you on the top . i read whole article carefully and it was really really helpful . m now going to build backlinks on wikipedia to get top pages in search engines like you .

    • May 6th, 2016 at 10:31 am

      Thanks :) Please let us know how you get on with the method!

  148. 5.10.2016

    Thanks a lot. I read it and going to make my wikipedia backlink. Thanks again.

  149. Pulsa Murah
    5.10.2016

    It works! Thank you

  150. ZIK
    5.12.2016

    Wow , I have been looking for this in years . But thanks for your article. let me get to it as you said

  151. 5.13.2016

    Matthew, it works in May 2016?

  152. 5.13.2016

    it works great.. many thanks

  153. Arun Vaghasiya
    5.23.2016

    Good Guide Wiki Link Creation, Thanks For Sharing !!!!!!!!!

  154. 5.23.2016

    Hello Matthew any More Ideas You Suggest me Online Shopping site Marketing

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