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Wikipedia is one of the biggest, oldest and most authoritative websites on the internet which makes Wikipedia backlinks one of the most powerful links on the planet.

Honestly, it is hard to do a Google search for any term that doesn’t list Wikipedia in the top 10 nowadays.

But are Wikipedia backlinks still as effective today as they used to be?

Well let me tell you, they sure are!

The site, the traffic and the authority isn’t going anywhere in the near future. So there is a lot to be gained from Wikipedia backlinks.

And in this article I’m going to show you how to build as many Wikipedia backlinks you want, using just a few simple techniques.

As well as another very sneaky link building trick to get links from authority sites.

So if you want to build unlimited links that put your site on the map, read on…

What You Will Learn

  • How to get powerful Wikipedia backlinks
  • How to get links from other authority sites
  • How to get targeted high-quality traffic
  • How to do it all quickly & easily in 1 clean sweep

Why Should You Be Building Links With Wikipedia?

Over the last few years I’ve found an easy way to build Wikipedia backlinks that is simple and effective.

Not only that but with my personal twist you’ll also get links and traffic from other authoritative sites as well!

But first let’s address the elephant in the room…

Why should you be building Wikipedia links? Well, there are a lot of reasons.

First of all Wikipedia shows up in the search results for almost every term. It is a seriously authoritative site and a backlink from them is a really strong endorsement for your site.

Google loves a genuine link from Wikipedia and they should since real moderators review the links.

Not only that, but a Wikipedia link will actually generate very relevant traffic to your website. How?

Because the entire site is focused on delivering high quality information on a specific search term to their readers. Whether that’s information about Kevin Bacon, Olympic Gold Medalists or Rock Polishing.

The best bit? If your site is linked from a Wikipedia page it will generate additional links from other websites looking to use your site as a reference!

So Wikipedia isn’t only a backlink, it’s a traffic generating, natural backlink generating machine! And is a worthy place of spending your time.

In the next section I’m going to talk you through the three main types of links we’ll be looking to build in Wikipedia.

Wikipedia Link Building 101: What Are You Looking For?

Building links in Wikipedia isn’t as simple as saying, “Hey, my article is better than that dudes! I want to be featured there instead.”

The way to build links in Wikipedia, although it’s easy, needs to be done tactically.

That means there are three opportunities to build links that you’re looking for:

  1. Dead link opportunities
  2. Broken link opportunities
  3. Unique link opportunities

Let’s take a look at what each of these is and how you identify them for your own site.

The Dead Link Opportunity

By Wikipedia’s definition a Dead link is used to describe a link that is no longer active. Meaning that the content that was once on the other side of the link isn’t there anymore.

wikipedia link example

This indicates to Wikipedia moderators (or anyone looking) that the link needs to be fixed or updated.

And your content could be just the link that they’re looking for.

Wikipedia is just like any other website. Because there are so many links, hundreds of them are broken and almost impossible to keep on top of in real time.

So your opportunity for building links here comes in the form of providing them with the content they need to fill that link. Simple, eh?

The Broken Link Opportunity

One of the more white hat link building tactics is to scour the web looking for broken links.

But that is super time consuming and can often result in a lot of work for not alot of outcome.

broken Wikipedia backlink search

However if you’re a savvy SEO, you’ll have realised that if the link is broken on Wikipedia it is broken for all the sites that link to it as well.

Meaning from one broken link you can find anywhere from five to five thousand link building opportunities, depending on the niche and the topic.

If you don’t have the content for the broken link yet, don’t worry, we’ll explore that later in the article.

The Unique Link Opportunity

Everyone is able to create a Wikipedia account.

And that means you have access to creating your own link building opportunities on specific pages.

In theory I could go in and edit this page on keyword research and add in my own links to my own articles in the relevant sections.

This would be by adding new content that improves the overall structure and information on the page. Whether it’s a new sentence, paragraph or entirely new section.

guest post example

But I don’t recommend you just do that. Simply because all links have to be approved by moderators. So if a page suddenly has five new links all pointing to one page, there’s a good chance you’re going to get caught out.

Instead you should go in and do your duty as a good Wikipedia citizen and update content, repair broken links and add new findings where possible.

Then if your article happens to be one of the ones included then that’s a good result for everyone involved.

The Sweet Spot: Putting All Of These Opportunities Together

If you combine the dead link, broken link and unique link opportunities you have a flexible, easy to manage Wikipedia backlink building strategy.

You can:

  • Use dead links to build Wikipedia backlinks
  • Use broken links to get links from authority sites
  • Include your own unique links in Wikipedia pages

If you can replicate this with four or five pages, the amount of links you’ll be able to build with targeted, relevant pages keeps growing.

This approach makes it really easy to get some serious link juice & relevant traffic!

But this leads us to an important question, how do you find all of these link opportunities?

Well there’s a really simple, free, solution for that…

How To Use WikiGrabber To Get Wikipedia Backlinks

The best tool for finding link building opportunities with Wikipedia is WikiGrabber.

The tool has been updated in recent years and is really powerful:

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.

It is really easy to use but let me step you through the process…

The Step-by-Step Guide To Using WikiGrabber

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:

wikigrabber search engine

This returns a list of pages on Wikipedia that are related to search engines but need citations or broken links fixing.

wikigrabber results

By default you will see results that need citations first and dead links second, 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:

bing dead link

All I have to do then is go over to the page and press ctrl+f to open up a find box and type in either citation needed or dead link to find where they are.

Then you’ll see the result at the end of the page:

Simple and easy!

Sometimes WikiGrabber doesn’t update in real-time, so it helps to find a lot of pages and search for these opportunities too. Just in case your vacancy has already been filled.

How To Use Google To Get Wikipedia Backlinks

If WikiGrabber doesn’t seem like your kind of tool (for whatever reason) all is not lost. You can use good old Google to find your dead links too.

Just head over to Google and use this advanced query:

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

If I use this for a similar category to above, search engines, I’m greeting with a lot of pages showing a dead link:

advanced query

By clicking on one I’m able to use the exact same ctrl+f method to find the dead link. Like so:

dead link peer to peer

This method is just as simple, but you’ll have to do a little more work on finding the relevant pages. But it’s there if you need it.

So now you know how to find the broken link opportunities, let’s look at how you can get the actual links for yourself…

Wikipedia Link Building In Action (And How To Do It Yourself)

Now you’re armed with a Wikipedia link building tool – be it WikiGrabber or Google Advanced Search – let’s look at a specific example, selected at random – Binoculars.

If I run this through WikiGrabber you will find a bunch of pages about binoculars that feature broken links:

binoculars result

I’m going to choose this option because it’s hyper-relevant to the binoculars niche (based on zero experience with binoculars):

eyepiece result

And in the page we can confirm that, yes, it does have a dead link:

dead link eyepiece

Now copy and paste the URL and head over to the Wayback Machine tool.

Copy the link into the search bar and hit go:

eyeglass wayback machine

This will show us what the page used to look like before it was taken down. Have a read of the content to see if it’s related to your website.

If it is relevant to your site you either need to find content that you’ve created which could fill this hole. Or, you need to create the content that fits.

You can even just rewrite the content that shows up in the Wayback Machine if that really floats your boat.

And if it’s not relevant, keep following these steps until you find something that is relevant.

But let’s say for argument’s sake that it is relevant to your site. Here comes the really fun part…

Take the dead link and run it through a tool like Ahrefs, Majestic or SERPed to see all of the backlinks pointing to it.

As you can see with this one there are 34 links and 14 domains pointing in its direction:

backlinks content

30 or more is a good number of links to have because it means it’s worth the effort. Why?

Because it’s a topic people want or need to link to.

It gives you a lot of options of webmasters to write to (success rates aren’t always high).

And it means it’s worth investing your time in creating the content should you need to.

And because this link needs updating, it’s time for you to swoop in and make it happen.

Either create a new page as I mentioned earlier, or update your existing content to fit this topic.

Make sure it ticks all of the boxes that a Wikipedia page would need to use this blog post as a reference.

Then you want to export the list of websites from Ahrefs that currently link to the dead link and look up all of the contact details. A tool like Hunter can help you with that.

Then you can send an outreach email to each of those to let them know about the broken link and your potential replacement.

If you’re stuck for an email to send to a webmaster you can use my own template below:

How To Add Your Own Unique Links To Wikipedia

On your search for dead links you’ll come across some pages that are a real mess. They’ll have been flagged by Wikipedia to be improved but nobody has gotten around to it yet.

For example take a look at this page on language barriers:

language barrier wikipedia

The Wikipedia Moderators are just crying out for you to come in and improve that page. And, well…sprinkle it with a few links for your time.

If you’re running a language learning blog, for example, you could come in and create this page newly. Finding all of the resources you need to turn this page into an encyclopedia page.

You could even rework the content you’ve written afterward to create a blog post for your own blog, hitting two birds with one stone.

In this section let’s look at how you can capitalize here and generate some wonderful backlinks for your site.

Creating And Preparing Your 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:

create wiki account

Once you have created your account I recommend going into this article you’ve found and adding citations, cleaning up dead links and using other people’s sites and content. (Feel free to use my blog to update articles – contact me if you do).

Let’s say you’re aiming for a 70-80% clean up of the page, leaving just enough room to add details from your site in there.

Once those changes are approved, you’re now ready to drop a link to your site on your target Wikipedia article.

Things To Consider Before You Add Your Links

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 you’re 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.

Basically just because you have a blog post about learning Chinese, it doesn’t mean you get to drop it anywhere.

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

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.

Wrapping It Up

Phew! There you have it. Exactly how to build unlimited links with Wikipedia in a small space of time.

But let’s take a minute to recap everything you’ve learned so you can replicate it again, and again, and again in the future:

Building links with Wikipedia is effective and comes with lots of benefits outside of just having a link on their site, including relevant traffic and backlink opportunities with other sites.

There are three types of opportunities you should be looking for:

  • Dead links: Marked by Wikipedia these links are no longer on the internet
  • Broken links: These are the links of third party sites that were also linking to that page
  • Unique links: Your chance to place your own links in Wikipedia pages

Finding these links is super easy, you can either do it through Google searches looking for dead links or using the WikiGrabber tool.

Having a tool like Ahrefs, SEMRush or SERPed allows you to find the broken links on other sites that were also pointing to that article. You can then contact the webmaster to add your content in it’s place.

And to create unique links you need to have your own Wikipedia account to add them in. But remember to be a good citizen and not just spam your own links in there. Add one of your own links for every 10 or 12 you include in a page.

Now all that’s left to do is get on Wikipedia and start building links!

Let me know how you get on with this strategy in the comments..

773 Responses

  1. 5.13.2014

    Excellent, informative article – thanks!

    One question, does it not matter to you that wikipedia links are ‘nofollow’?

    • May 14th, 2014 at 2:09 am

      Its nice to have a good mix – personally I disregarded follow/nofollow 2-3 years back

    • Garratt
      May 14th, 2014 at 3:50 am

      It’s a little disappointing, but in saying that 1 wikipedia nofollow link can put a low to mid range term at #1, I do it for most my clients.

      I did it for my first ever client, I did zero link building as I had no money upfront from the client and broke myself. They shot up to page 1-2 from nowhere (3 year old site) for some highly competitive local terms.

      So while it is nofollow, it’s generally best to disregard nofollow/dofollow I try to keep “dofollow” around 50-75% of all links, but it doesn’t matter too much and that’s just personal preference. I have no concrete proof that’s a good ratio or anything.

      Look at it from Google’s eyes. Every social network and high authority on the web uses nofollow. If they really did disregard nofollow links then nobody would rank for anything. You would only have monster authority sites in every search.

      • May 14th, 2014 at 4:51 am

        The proof is in the pudding ^^

      • jack
        April 8th, 2017 at 8:25 pm

        I’m going to respectfully disagree with this comment. It’s nothing personal, and there are some widely-help beliefs that I’d like to discuss.

        Myth 1: Nofollow links provide some ranking power: Matt Cutts debunked this in the very last paragraph of his blog post (https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/pagerank-sculpting/).

        “Nofollow links definitely don’t pass PageRank. Over the years, I’ve seen a few corner cases where a nofollow link did pass anchortext, normally due to bugs in indexing that we then fixed. The essential thing you need to know is that nofollow links don’t help sites rank higher in Google’s search results.”

        Matt could be lying, but I have never seen any evidence of nofollow links helping a site rank. From my own personal experience having a few Wikipedia links did nothing until I got some high DA DO FOLLOW links.

        Myth 2: It would be suspicious to have 0 nofollow links: Not always. There are lots of good reasons why nofollowed links would make up a tiny portion of your link profile – even smaller than the ~2% of all links that are nofollow. (https://moz.com/blog/58-billion-urls-largest-linkscape-index-update-yet). I honestly don’t see Google bringing down the penalty hammer because you lack nofollow links. It COULD send up a flag, which might initiate additional checks on your site.

  2. 5.13.2014

    REALLY, really good stuff here. I had read an article about this a while ago but it wasn’t as detailed so there were a few steps I hadn’t figured out. This is perfect!! Really excited to finally give this a try now— thanks!

  3. Wikipedia links can be great for sending quality traffic like you say. Some years ago I managed to get several links to an authority site I was building and the traffic was golden.

    That said, it’s important to appreciate that by it’s very definition Wikipedia is a constantly evolving site and links can come and go like the wind so just be aware of this before you invest too much time in the concept.

    • May 14th, 2014 at 2:08 am

      Thats very true! Just make sure your content is awesome!

  4. 5.13.2014

    Nice out of the box thinking! The biggest problem are the Wikipedia moderators. Some of those guys are out of their mind and even delete valid changes.

    • May 14th, 2014 at 2:08 am

      Build up your account first/make great contributions and it will be harder for them to say no!

  5. Now I think I’ll have to try this. Actually I have also read this on Brain’s blog but thought that it’d be much more time consuming. Will post here how effectively it works for me.

    Thanks and Regards.

  6. 5.13.2014

    Awesome article, I’m thinking about creating content in wikipedia with reference to tourist places which are not published on wikipedia.

    • May 14th, 2014 at 2:07 am

      Well creating content directly on Wikipedia has its own benefits =D

  7. Martin Woods
    5.13.2014

    There is an article / debate on this at Link Assistant – and how you can use their powersuite tools to automate it – it does seem a very time consuming process – even when using tools to make it easier – and you are still reliant on the wiki author being kind enough to use your link rather than the dead one – anyone using powersuite tools can see how to use them for this purpose here – http://www.link-assistant.co.uk/news/broken-links/

  8. 5.13.2014

    Another great post Matt… Ive been using this method since finding a post on Brian Deans blog a while back. An extra spin is to use the footprint with Scrapebox to find hundreds at a time and pull in various metrics to use along side so you can order by importance.

    An issue I found though is that a lot of moderators say that linking to waybackmachine is the correct/preffered method. Any tips to get round this?

    • May 14th, 2014 at 2:06 am

      Just make your content so awesome they can’t refuse!

  9. 5.13.2014

    Great article. I’ve been grabbing dead links from Wikipedia but didn’t think of the whole ahrefs and other linking sites.
    This will greatly help me rank my sites. :’)

    Thanks Matt

  10. 5.13.2014

    What a great idea this is. Nice way to find out broken links on Wikipedia and use it to your advantage. Links from authoritative website! Lovely, thank you very much for this.

  11. 5.13.2014

    Another awesome and brilliant piece of tutorial :).

    Cheers mate.

  12. essaadi
    5.13.2014

    Hello :

    I Thank u so much for This good manner to get backlinks, and really u r genisu andnothing to say about that, and I wihs for u goo success in the future , plz one question for the last section to send an emai l to the webmaster “Here is an example email you could send”,,U mean to send an emai l to the webmaster of the website , or to contact Wikipedia!

    • May 14th, 2014 at 2:04 am

      To the webmasters of the websites you found with ahrefs and majestic seo

  13. 5.14.2014

    From a Wikipedia editors perspective with 10,000+edits and 4 years on it, this is more like it when it comes to inserting links to Wikipedia. The major hurdle would be the patience to build an account with several edits before link insertions are made.

  14. Prince Momoh G.
    5.14.2014

    Thanks Matthew,
    Recently, you have been dishing out more on relevant ways to harness free traffic. I really gained a lot from the Tynt blast. I am moving right away to check up on this.

    Thanks men, you made my day

    • May 15th, 2014 at 5:52 am

      Glad it helped – you shouldn’t thank me for this one though!

  15. 5.14.2014

    Just wonder how long you have to search to find a broken link that fits your site or keyword you try to rank for.

    Tryed it out on several keyphrases and the broken links I’ve found were totaly unusefull to build links to regarding my origin keyphrase.

    Furthermore the Wayback Machine didn’t even have one ressource in its archive…

    What could be the reason?

    • May 15th, 2014 at 5:52 am

      The reason is your focused on anchor text instead of just the link

  16. Ryan Percy
    5.14.2014

    This is incredible article. I searched around web for wikipedia links, and I got 2 links within 20 minutes :) Hope moderators will approve my links.

    Thanks for sharing such an amazing tip Matthew!

  17. PIyush
    5.14.2014

    Really awesome post! Loved the way you use such simple tricks to get high quality backlinks from authority sites. Wikipedia link would be perfect anytime for ranking my keywords on Google.

    Thanks for sharing :)

  18. 5.14.2014

    Fantastic tips! I’ve just started following your blog and must say, it’s quickly becoming one of my favorites.

  19. super uzier
    5.14.2014

    Don’t they just delete it, if you’re trying to use wikipedia as backlink for your website?

  20. 5.15.2014

    I already read this in other seo blog, but this is more comprehensive and well detailed. Much easy to understand and easy to follow. Worth sharing to others.. thanks…

  21. 5.15.2014

    Hello Matthew,

    Excellent write up. This is something really interesting. I tried up the same strategy, but could not be benefitted for longer period of time from Wikipedia.

    I would also like to know is there any way we can do the same ( I mean can we use the same strategy for finding broken link from other blogs and site similar to wikipedia????).

    Once again thanks for sharing this important post with us

    Arjun

    • May 17th, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Yeah there is a couple of links in the post you can follow about broken link building with other sites

  22. 5.16.2014

    This is a cool and really sneaky backlinking trick. Didn’t even know you could edit dead links on Wikipedia, so I’ll have to edit some articles and then find something relevant and give this a try.

    Thanks for sharing this with us!
    Nigel

  23. 5.18.2014

    Thanks for this really smart tip. Until now I didn’t even noticed that Wikipedia is marking dead links with the “dead link” sign ;)

  24. 5.18.2014

    Would this technique also work for niche eCommerce businesses? As Google Adwords is so expensive!

  25. 5.20.2014

    Cool tips. Thanks a lot for sharing. A lot of SEO’s gave up on Wiki’s as a link building tactic because of how saturated they have become, but those who think outside of the box always win. Cheers.

  26. 5.20.2014

    This is really a gold for me! I am implementing this right now!

  27. 5.23.2014

    I am new to blogging and learning Everything about it whether it is SEO or anything else. You have written up a healthy tip to get a golden Backlinks from the Wikipedia. I am just taking an action just after reading your post and writing this Comment.
    Thank You Matthew Woodward. You are turning it up for me. Thanks again.

  28. 6.3.2014

    I was finding a way for getting…backlink from wikipedia…and now there is a little hope for the link…..Nice Post I’m Following u with Feeds……

  29. 6.16.2014

    Now this is easy. I agree with you that Wikipedia is one of the most searched website in the World Wide Web that attracts millions of internet surfers every day. Being able to find a way to be linked with them would be great! I will absolutely do this. Giving the step by step procedure really helps, by the way! Thank you.

  30. 6.29.2014

    Came here from Sean Donahues blog and very glad I did. Wrote a piece on Wikipedia years ago on virtual assistants and you’ve reminded me to go back there. Thanks guys, great information.

  31. 8.11.2014

    The idea is not bad and will work but it requires I guess a lot of work but I know if we made to get a backlink from Wikipedia it could simply boost our rankings.

    I love the idea. Thanks for sharing! I will try it for sure.

    • August 12th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      It’s pretty straight forward to do if you already have good content on your site.

  32. 8.13.2014

    Hi Matthew,

    Great article, never really thought about fixing dead links as a strategy!

    2 questions for you if that’s okay?

    1. You mentioned that Wikipedia provide a list of articles queued up for improvements but where would this be found as I can’t find it!

    2. After making a few edits of articles how would I know when/if I’m considered a legit contributor on the site?

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. Nathan Sheusi
    8.21.2014

    This is too rad.

  38. 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.

  39. 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! ;)

    • 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.

  40. 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 :)

  41. 8.21.2014

    Outstanding info!

  42. 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 ;)

  43. 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”).

  44. 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.

      • Md.Fazle
        November 12th, 2016 at 12:02 am

        Stuart you did not read the full length . Type Ctrl+F to find ‘dead link’ .
        Thanks!

  45. 8.21.2014

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

  46. 8.21.2014

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

  47. 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’

  48. 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.

  49. 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 :)

  50. 8.21.2014

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

  51. 8.21.2014

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

  52. 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 :)

  53. 8.21.2014

    Another great link building tutorial. Thanks Matthew. You rock :D

  54. 8.21.2014

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

  55. 8.21.2014

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

  56. 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 :)

  57. 8.21.2014

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

    Thanks. Your website is golden.

  58. 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 :)

  59. 8.22.2014

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

  60. 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 :)

  61. 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. :)

  62. 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?

  63. 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!

  64. 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.

  65. 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…

        • August 23rd, 2014 at 1:08 am

          Exactly – it was all down to your own hard work :)

  66. 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!

  67. 8.22.2014

    gee thanks just used it and loved it, very easy

  68. 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…

  69. 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 :)

  70. 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. :D

  71. 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 :)

  72. 8.23.2014

    wow nice article i love it good idea

  73. lions1926
    8.23.2014

    Hi,
    this method is explained for English version of wikipedia. Is possible to use it for Italian version? I tried without results.
    Thanks

  74. 8.23.2014

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

  75. 8.25.2014

    Good trick! However we need to be more smart and ethical while editing any article on Wikipedia! Great Resource!

  76. 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?

  77. 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!

  78. 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

  79. 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 ^^

  80. 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 :D

    Thanks!

  81. 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

  82. 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.

  83. 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.

  84. 8.28.2014

    Matthew,

    Wow, what a great tool for getting backlinks!

    Thank you, for sharing

    Tracy

  85. 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 ;)

    • August 29th, 2014 at 1:47 am

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

  86. 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… :P

    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

  87. Hung Pham
    9.6.2014

    Great article, I am finding a guide to build a back link from wikipedia to my site. By chance, I get this article at your site.

    Thanks a lot,

  88. 9.9.2014

    So I tried this with some of my client’s sites and my links were immediately deleted by the moderators — within 5 minutes each link was gone. Before adding my own links I spent a few days updating other articles, but that didn’t help my links stay up. The problem that I ran into was that the links to my clients were blog posts and although they are completely factual and relevant to the article I was updating they were still deleted. It seems that the moderators won’t allow any blogs. My clients are all attorneys, and since the link is to their websites the moderators are seeing them as self promotional. Any ideas to get around this?

    • September 9th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      Without seeing actual examples it is hard to feedback on =\

  89. 9.11.2014

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

  90. 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

  91. areesha Noor
    9.16.2014

    Hi Dear,
    I really enjoyed to read this post.
    First time I read entire post carefully because it is my needed to get back-links from Wikipedia.
    This is just little hard work but most useful tricks.
    Any way thanks for sharing such nice information with us.

    Areehsa Noor

  92. 9.22.2014

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

  93. 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

  94. 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

  95. 10.1.2014

    Hi Matthew,

    Mate, you are an angel :)

    Thanks a lot for this amazing post!!!

  96. 10.3.2014

    Awesome tips buddy… I am going to try it. Hope i will get some backlinks

  97. 10.11.2014

    Well that was a really helpful and detailed post.
    I really plan to try this think out but it will probably take a long time time.

    Anyways has someone tried this thing out?

    If it does work, then it’s worth spending the time!
    Lets wait and see how my trial goes

  98. 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 :)

  99. 10.19.2014

    thanks updating deadlink really works for me

  100. Alfred Mackey
    10.21.2014

    Wiki grabber is a Great tool

  101. 11.5.2014

    HI Matt,

    After inserting the suggested link with updated title, should I change the dead link citation and date retrieved?

    Thanks!

    • November 5th, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Yes indeedy :)

      • November 6th, 2014 at 2:08 am

        Thanks Matt,

        My link is still live for two days now, I updated the retrieved date and removed the dead link status. So far so good.

        Hopefully my link will not be removed.

  102. Surveen Chawla
    11.8.2014

    Its a great method to get a high quality links. I really appreciate your great worked.

  103. 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.

  104. 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.

  105. Shantanu
    12.9.2014

    It is safe to create backlink on Wikipedia, by this technique ?

  106. Mike
    12.10.2014

    You’re a sick, sad bunch of spamming b*******. Fortunately, we’re onto you.

  107. AKASH
    1.28.2015

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

  108. Tasawk
    1.28.2015

    Great strategy to try
    i will do it
    thanks

  109. Jasmine
    2.2.2015

    Awesome many thanks

  110. Filme online
    2.21.2015

    Is that important to have a backlink from wikipedia ?

  111. 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.

  112. 3.3.2015

    Wow, your thecnics mezmerize me. I am currently searching on Google how to write a new wiki page.

    I still did not find out how to write a new wiki page. But you technics, even better than what I am aiming for.

    I will try soon. sorry for bad english.

  113. 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 :)

  114. 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 :)

  115. 3.12.2015

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

  116. 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?

  117. micokelana
    3.13.2015

    I still confuse, how to create the backlink related to my website. I’m afraid if the moderator will block my account later.
    Thank you for your good tips.

    • March 17th, 2015 at 11:25 am

      That’s why you have to spend time making sure you add quality content

  118. 3.15.2015

    With proper knowledge of wikipedia edit guidelines and understanding the concept of replacing dead links with new quality links of your own can give you free links from wikipedia. Many forums have thread selling this wikipedia links. Concept of Wikipedia links are changing from Free to Commercial purpose now.

    Have anyone came across this Wiki Connect website? This bunch of people claim themselves to be Wikipedia Experts and sell this wikipedia link services. But the fact lies that they read article like this and sell such services.

  119. 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.

  120. 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

  121. 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

  122. Sreeraj M Ajay
    4.4.2015

    Can we put do follow backlinks in wikipedia??

  123. Action Jackson
    4.17.2015

    Really useful article. Thanks :)

  124. Albert A.
    4.18.2015

    Thank you so much! Mr. Matthew.
    This article is very usefull!

  125. 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.

  126. seloe
    4.20.2015

    Thanks for the good stuff. This is an awesome post with lots of points one need to keep in mind for improving quality back link

  127. Lucas
    4.24.2015

    Really? This is the worst kind of “gaming the system” behavior. It also constitutes spamming links which is UNACCEPTABLE on Wikipedia. You should have thought twice before posting this. Now thanks to this we’ll have to blacklist tons of links. “We” because I’m a Wikipedia contributor and I usually revert vandalism. Things such as this are often illegal. I shall sue you for this.

    • April 26th, 2015 at 7:45 am

      Wahahahahahahahahahahahahaha /roflcopters

    • April 28th, 2015 at 4:30 am

      Lucas, chief reddit mod, chief wiki contributor, chief fedora :)

      • April 28th, 2015 at 6:52 am

        For real? It’s scary someone like that has so much responsability

  128. zubair
    4.25.2015

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

  129. 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 ?

  130. Imran
    5.9.2015

    Really helpful, Thanks for this awesome post. It helped me to get link outside from Wikipedia too.

  131. vevomack
    5.9.2015

    thanks alot. been struggling for this for a while noow.

  132. axlq
    5.12.2015

    ROFL. Great advice for getting blocked by Wikipedia admins, I know of about a dozen Wikipedia accounts that have been caught doing this in the past few months, resulting in blocked accounts and/or blacklisted websites. Deadlink spamming CAN result in your link being blacklisted — which will hurt your SEO, because all search engines scan Wikipedia’s blacklist and rank accordingly. Wiki’s blacklist is like a roach motel: you can get in, but not out. Administrators will NOT consider requests to de-list from site owners. Ask yourself: is it worth that risk to break Wikipedia’s rules that forbid using it for promotional or publicity purposes?

    • May 13th, 2015 at 3:59 am

      Spoken like a true Wikipedia moderator :) Of course some people get caught, that is the cat and mouse nature of the SEO game that we play every single day! Plus the blacklist is not used anywhere EXCEPT Wikipedia. Even if it was used anywhere else like a ranking factor in Google for example, people would just build bots that blacklists their competitors – so which every way you cut it is irrelevant.

  133. 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”

    • May 18th, 2015 at 6:42 am

      Thanks for the extra tips :)

    • vaibhav Arora
      November 16th, 2016 at 5:23 am

      Awesome Trick! Thanks :)

  134. 5.19.2015

    How to find the broken link in the Arabic Wikipedia version ?

  135. 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

  136. Muhammad jamshaid
    5.25.2015

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

  137. 6.2.2015

    Thanks for this awesome guide. Can you provide us with the content of the mail which we should forward to the sites?

  138. akshay
    6.7.2015

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

  139. Saoyai
    6.9.2015

    Thanks for the good stuff. This is an awesome post with lots of points one need to keep in mind for improving quality back link

  140. 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.

  141. Gerry Crissandy
    6.12.2015

    Wow decent tips you’ve written there mate. Thanks alot, been doing wikipedia, but now I can go on different sites as well with the same dead link.

  142. Anjum
    6.24.2015

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

  143. ab
    6.26.2015

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

  144. 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.

  145. 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

  146. 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!

  147. 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

  148. Mudasir khan
    8.2.2015

    Man, you get rocked. heads off to you.
    I always thought that it is impossible to get backlink from Wikipedia. Because of long and high quality contents. but this method rocks man.

  149. 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

  150. Waleed
    8.8.2015

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

    Thanks!

  151. 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

  152. 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…

  153. Peace
    8.14.2015

    Thanks for the tips…going to experiment mine

  154. lizzy
    8.14.2015

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

  155. 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?

  156. 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 :(

  157. 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.

  158. ثبت شرکت
    9.7.2015

    very good

  159. 9.14.2015

    Great way to get backlinks!

  160. clear water solutions
    9.22.2015

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

  161. 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

  162. salmiblog
    10.7.2015

    best article man all the best my frend

  163. Ankit
    10.8.2015

    sir wonderful article full of knowledge. please tell me one thing if i have a relevant page of dead link then i have to just copy paste my website link to that place. I am waiting for your response sir. Thanku very much :)

  164. 10.15.2015

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

  165. Md.Jahangir Alam
    10.21.2015

    Really good & informative post , I am try but still did not find out how to write a new wiki page. Please help me .

  166. 10.23.2015

    This article very useful, i got lot of information about dead links, some other easy techniques for generate site backlinks. Thanks

  167. 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?

  168. 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.

  169. 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

  170. 11.9.2015

    Nice post sir.Backlink from Wikipedia is nofollow or dofollow ?

    • November 10th, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      They are nofollow, I didn’t know people still cared about that =\

  171. pranit
    11.11.2015

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

  172. ProMotion8 (WA)
    11.17.2015

    I’ve never heard of linking to Wikipedia. I like how easy it is to do, and helping them out in the process. Thanks for this step-by-step tutorial. On my to-do list!

  173. ashek
    11.17.2015

    yahooooo at last I create a wiki backlink for my website. great great artical it is thanx u so much.

  174. 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.

  175. 12.5.2015

    Wikipedia don’t like nichesite, athought content very good ! I try more time but it not accept by Wikipedia

    • December 8th, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      How about instead of getting the link directly to your site, get a wikipedia link to a link that is already pointing to your site in a tiered fashion

  176. asim
    12.11.2015

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

  177. Sid
    12.11.2015

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

  178. 12.13.2015

    Sir, wikipedia remove my site link.
    but why?

  179. 12.13.2015

    Excellent article. Will definitely give it a try.

  180. 12.18.2015

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

  181. 12.24.2015

    wikigrabber is down, any alternative for that?

  182. Andy
    12.25.2015

    Great post but in most cases after you rework a dead link on wikipedia.org and place your own link, the super admins will delete this link!

  183. manoj - update4u
    1.2.2016

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

  184. Faisal
    1.5.2016

    Awesome article. to much help :)

  185. 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…

  186. Niaj
    1.9.2016

    Seems great helpful. I’m gonna try definitely. :)

    But Is it legal to change Wikipedia for such personal purpose?

  187. 1.11.2016

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

  188. mina
    1.14.2016

    Wiki links look like a good way to actually improve Wikipedia, I don’t see anything wrong with that. Actually got my first link and waiting for admins to delete it :D or not.

  189. 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?

  190. 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.

  191. 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

  192. 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!

  193. bigli
    1.29.2016

    Tnx man, great tut.!
    Tnx For Share!

  194. 2.8.2016

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

  195. سجاد رضایی
    2.13.2016

    great post thx

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

  197. 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 :)

  198. AbdulRaziq
    2.16.2016

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

  199. 2.18.2016

    This is an awesome tutorial Matt. I tried this technique and gained a no follow link from Wikipedia. It tutorial really helped. thanks a lot!

  200. 2.18.2016

    I tried to find dead links, but nothing found.

    • February 18th, 2016 at 9:56 am

      Keep looking my friend, there are plenty out there!

  201. 2.19.2016

    This is one of the best advice i have got while doing link building. Back link from Wikipedia would surely improve site’s ranking.

    Thanks Matthew such a lovely in depth instruction.

  202. santhosh
    2.20.2016

    Nice Post . However if there is a video it could be a great help

  203. 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!

  204. 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.

  205. 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!

  206. Avtar singh
    2.23.2016

    wao …… how much this was important i cannot describe it… thank you so much for this article because it give me a new idea to boost my business thanks again

  207. Rahul
    2.23.2016

    thanks to information

  208. 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.

  209. Clint Johnson
    3.5.2016

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

  210. Clint Johnson
    3.5.2016

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

  211. 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.

  212. 3.16.2016

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

  213. 3.21.2016

    Simply, great piece of advice.

  214. 3.24.2016

    hi mathew,

    awesome piece of content man

    i love your writing style.

    can i get an opportunity to write a guest post for your blog ?

    thank you

  215. Ibrahim khan
    3.26.2016

    Thanks a ton for thsi valuable information will surely gonna try this.

  216. 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.

  217. 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

  218. Hi there,

    I found a dead link on a related wiki and am going to create the content for the replacement on my blog. The issue is when i analyse the url on ahrefs I find over 2.5 billion backlinks on the existing wiki.

    Now how on earth am I going to filter the backlinks owner sites for an outreach effort. It is humanly undoable to reach out to 2.5 billion website owners.

    Pls suggest a drill down method to filter the backlinks.

    thanks

    • March 31st, 2016 at 11:53 am

      I think you are looking at the domain level rather than the page level

  219. Hi Matthew,
    You are right..I was looking into the root domain stats..Unfortunately the page domain stats has just 1 backlink from a German domain.

    It ofcourse has a global rank of 14 and a Domain Rating of 89.

    Do you recommend the same broken wiki link building strategy for this and if so do I follow the same as explained in this topic.

    thanks and looking forward to your inputs.

    Nabarun

    • April 1st, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      Yes, a link from wikipedia is still a link from wikipedia :)

  220. 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.

  221. 4.2.2016

    Great information. I am going to try this.

  222. 4.6.2016

    Thank you for the trick and sharing this article.

  223. 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!

  224. 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!

  225. 4.14.2016

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

  226. 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?

  227. 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 :)

  228. 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.

  229. 5.1.2016

    I saw online over a year ago someone had a desktop app that would help you find those dead links. Has anyone else seen that? I know the links from wikipedia are “no follow”. I do know the moderators are on top of things at Wikipedia.

    • May 2nd, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      I’ve never seen it myself but you don’t need a tool to do it really

  230. 5.4.2016

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

  231. 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!

  232. 5.10.2016

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

  233. Pulsa Murah
    5.10.2016

    It works! Thank you

  234. 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

  235. 5.13.2016

    Matthew, it works in May 2016?

  236. 5.13.2016

    it works great.. many thanks

  237. 5.18.2016

    That was perfect lesson i have learn from your post. I will use my SEO skill and follow your steps without using the tool. Thanks

  238. Arun Vaghasiya
    5.23.2016

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

  239. 5.23.2016

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

  240. 5.27.2016

    Quite Interesting Article. Worked for me, Thank you Matthew ;)

  241. Hai
    5.27.2016

    Hi Matthew,

    I read many articles about build link from Deadlink of Wiki. I wonder why there is no article about build normal link from Wiki. I mean we can update content, create new article then add link. Is it harder than from dead link Please advise for me.

    Thank you very much!

    • June 1st, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Well that’s just a case of editing an existing page and adding huge chunks of value throughout

  242. 6.2.2016

    Quite Interesting,it works great…thanks for nice sharing.is there any more sites where i can create backlink

  243. 6.3.2016

    This is very helpful for me. I get a link from wiki after reading this post

  244. Ch Shahbaz
    6.3.2016

    Thanks for your reply sir

  245. thegeektools
    6.5.2016

    it’s grat tnkes for your good tuto i will test it

    • June 6th, 2016 at 8:58 am

      No problem :)

      • ترجمه متون تخصصی
        July 6th, 2016 at 5:49 am

        Thank you for your excellent site

  246. 6.7.2016

    Very nice and helpful article :)
    Thanks :)

  247. 6.9.2016

    This has given me a fantastic idea for some other project I’m working on.

    Thanks for the great tip. :-) Now to test if it works for something else…looks to be very promising!

  248. Fahad Saleem
    6.26.2016

    This case study added 1 more passionate Fan to your list.
    Hat’s off for providing the all way clear information.

  249. 6.27.2016

    Everything else is fine. But how to edit references in Wikipedia

  250. 6.28.2016

    Wao Wao great article I Just want to say thanks to you because I earned 500$ in a month by creating different backlinks.

    • July 6th, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      That is awesome!

      Are you using this process to sell links to others?

  251. 6.29.2016

    Very useful piece of information, thanks for sharing!

    Great way to get a link from an authoritative site.

  252. 7.6.2016

    Hey Matt,

    That’s great, I was earlier using extensions to find broken links and screaming frog but this wikigrabber tools is seriously d*** good and useful.

    Thanks again for this invaluable info.

    Cheers,
    Karan

    • July 6th, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      No problem Karan, glad it helps you!

      • July 7th, 2016 at 3:13 am

        Hey Matt,

        I used this tool and found a page with a paragraph which needed citation and that same info (more detailed) is on one of my articles. I am going to edit it and provide a link to my page.

        Can you please tell me how can I do it, I mean how should I put my link? In the end of paragraph with an anchor text “reference” or something else.

        Please care to reply this as I don’t wanna loose this link.

        Thank you in advance.

        Karan

        • July 7th, 2016 at 10:31 am

          Hey Karan,

          Look at the page and look at how other links are shown/displayed – and then edit yours accordingly

  253. ukkir ras
    7.21.2016

    i wil to try this informaition. thanks

  254. 7.21.2016

    i have question, to this footprint many of the wikipedia users, could not take our links, so what i can do to stay it at least 10 days, please suggest me some tips.

    • July 23rd, 2016 at 10:51 am

      Make sure you are building a decent history with the account and not just using it to place your own links

  255. 7.22.2016

    This article has made it easy for me. Thanks for sharing.

  256. 7.25.2016

    Hey Mathew!

    Wikigrabber is dead now. any other alternative to this ? I have been trying it since 3 days

    • July 25th, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      Yes I see that, I have emailed the owner to see whats up

      • July 29th, 2016 at 2:10 am

        Wikigabber is online.

  257. Superb! Easy to practice.
    is this easy to get approved too? I mean the percentage for us to get approved from wikipedia?

    • August 2nd, 2016 at 8:40 am

      If you try and take shortcuts/cheat the system – then its iit will be approved. If you follow this guide and add value, you’ll have no problem!

  258. 8.11.2016

    Yes I Tried and waiting for Approval

  259. seputar manfaat
    8.15.2016

    thaks for sharing.. but how to cheat the system?

    • August 18th, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      That is kind of the point of the article…

      • Maria
        August 28th, 2016 at 11:59 am

        ahaha) funny)

  260. Nabeel Shoro
    8.20.2016

    I am very new to Blogging, my site The Tricks Peak Dot come has no back-links. After read this guide i am going to follow all tips mantion here. Hope it will work. Thanks matthewwoodward

  261. Mark
    8.23.2016

    I have recently fixed a dead link on Wikipedia to point to a page on my website. Is there any way to tell whether or not the edit has been reviewed and accepted other than that my link is still on Wikipedia? Is thought maybe there was somewhere I could look which would tell me if the link had been reviewed and accepted?

    • August 24th, 2016 at 11:02 am

      I would check back in a few weeks to see if it has stuck, after that I wouldnt worry about it disappearing

  262. sudheer2183
    8.25.2016

    thanks bro

  263. 8.29.2016

    Hi Matthew,

    I just made a change in Wikipedia article by replacing a dead link with some other genuine and relevant link. I saved the changes and now when I open the same page from other location, I can see the updated link.

    So, just wanted to know how can I see the updated link when it has not been approved by the editor.

    Thanks
    Rinkesh

  264. 8.30.2016

    i have just did it and its working thanks for sharing.

  265. 8.30.2016

    Awesome trick to find high quality backlink, I’ll try it now

    thank

  266. 9.7.2016

    I paid a guy to create a Wikipedia backlinks for my site; he did the job so mediocre that all the links are remove within 24 hours. Worst, he tried so many time in a spammy way, it appears my website is RED-FLAG by the editorial team.

    • September 9th, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      Ahhh sorry to hear that, unfortunately people are lazy and like taking shortcuts :(

  267. 9.13.2016

    I appreciate your knowledge sharing on this topic. I will make good use of it for my business as well. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  268. 9.17.2016

    how can i create page on wikipedia please??

  269. Lari
    9.20.2016

    Thats gold information! Thanks for sharing it. Just a quick question. I just created a shopify shop and im looking at building relevant wiki links like you explained. Just wondering in ecommerce sites the only way to get those links would be linking to a blog article in my ecommerce site? As would look spammy if i linked to the homepage with products etc?

    thanks!

    • September 26th, 2016 at 11:55 am

      Yes it would be very difficult to get anything accepted otherwise

  270. 9.25.2016

    appreciate your knowledge sharing on this topic. I Try this but Wikipedia suspended my account. can you help why they did.

    • September 26th, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Can you show me what you linked to and detail how you aged your account?

  271. 9.26.2016

    i followed your post and did the same not sure why wikipedia blocked my account

    • September 28th, 2016 at 12:02 pm

      Other than adding your own link to a wikipedia page, what else did you do?

  272. 9.28.2016

    Hi Mathew. That’s a great and informative article. I was wondering if you found your DA to be higher after getting a back link from Wikipedia ? As wiki grabber states on their page that “Many people don’t pursue backlinks from Wikipedia because they’re all “nofollow” links, which means search engines like Google don’t count them as positive trust signals for your website.” While it does go on to say that the link is beneficial in other ways , but would you consider the back link a strong one even if it’s a no follow ?

  273. 9.29.2016

    Thanks for good content

  274. lasya
    10.4.2016

    Hi,
    I tried your method to get backlinks from Wikipedia. Wow, It’s amazing. Approved my page by wikipedia. Thanks for your great article.

  275. Idelvix
    10.5.2016

    This article is very informative. Here is the problem with Wikipedia backlinks. You spend your time adding pages or editing existent pages in order to add a link back to your site.

    Indeed everything seems to be working fine. And then one day you check the link; it is removed. An editor has removed it.

    That happens to me many times

    • October 7th, 2016 at 10:21 am

      Please step me through the process you are using to add links that are getting removed

  276. 10.6.2016

    Maybe I am missing something here but whilst this tutorial does tell you how to get links into Wiki, they are in fact No Follow and don’t generate any link juice. I’ve just checked several randomn Wiki pages and all external links and citations are no follow.

    I’ll be delighted to be shown where I am wrong on this Matthew!

    • October 6th, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      Yes they are indeed but I haven’t paid attention to nofollow tags for years

  277. 10.13.2016

    nice information, i am going to try this.

  278. Hiren Shah
    10.14.2016

    Hi! It’s very nice article, you have written step by step guide to check the Wikipedia backlink

  279. 10.19.2016

    It’s great to read this highly-thoughtful and straight -to -the-point content! I’ll surely give a shot at it. Good content always! Keep it up.

  280. Mr Army
    10.23.2016

    One of my blog post is ranking on position 1 or 2 in Google search engine for the past 4 months. The Wikipedia related to this topic is required citations. I am afraid of making backlink of my this blog post on wiki, because wiki may spam my blog post. Should i make backlink from myself, from the same IP and same Laptop from which i run the website? One more thing my DA is 1 and PA for this blog post is also 1. I need answer!

    • October 26th, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      Yes you can make the Wiki link yourself without any problem!

  281. 11.8.2016

    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! ;)

  282. vaibhav Arora
    11.16.2016

    Awesome Tut. I will definitely try it.

  283. need help
    11.16.2016

    i want wikipedia backlink can you make for me plzzzzzzzzz :'(

  284. Jessie Quick
    11.17.2016

    Honestly, it worked for me! Thanks a ton Matt :)

  285. sasi kumar
    11.24.2016

    i got it, thank you very much for your useful info

  286. 11.24.2016

    Hey Matt! What a great articel once again!! Reading this in 2016 and still up to date. Plenty of opportunities on Wiki. Just wondering, does the article or post need to be 100% relevant?
    Best SEO blog so far!!! check mine if you have time :)
    All the best,
    Alex

  287. 11.25.2016

    Hi, Thank you for this precious post. i am hungry for such kind of trick to creating backlinks. This is one of the best way for being engage with Wikipedia. Thank again for such kind of stuff.

  288. Adarsh Kumar Maheshwari
    11.29.2016

    That’s really unique way to get backlink easily from wiki really impressive article you wrote.

    Thanks

  289. Purwoko
    12.2.2016

    Briliant Matthew Woodward, What a great articel once again!
    nice information , Thank

  290. 12.3.2016

    Hey Mathews You are the only guy helping with your complete knowledge, Most of the peoples jealous of sharing their knowledge, But you doing it in amazing manner!!!! Keep going on!!

    Mathew = GOLDEN DIGITAL MARKETER