The Fastest & Easiest Way To Get Wikipedia Backlinks

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.

It’s hard to do a Google search for any term that doesn’t list Wikipedia in the top 10.

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…

Why Should You Be Building Links With Wikipedia?

Wikipedia shows up in the search results for most terms. It‘s a seriously authoritative site and building links from them is a strong endorsement for your site.

Google loves a genuine link from Wikipedia and they should since real moderators review the links which is why you should build links from them.

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!

 A Wikipedia link will actually generate very relevant traffic to your website.

Because the entire site is focused on delivering high quality information on a specific search term to their readers. Whether that’s information about:

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:

  • Dead link opportunities
  • Broken link opportunities
  • 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 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 a lot 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:


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: “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
  • 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.

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.

These are perfect opportunities for you to add your own unique links.

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 afterwards 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.


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 its 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…

1,162 Responses

  1. David

    Excellent, informative article – thanks!

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      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.

      • Matthew Woodward
        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 (

        “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. ( 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. Lance Gross

    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!

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 14th, 2014 at 2:08 am

      Let us know how you get on!

  3. Richard |

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 14th, 2014 at 2:08 am

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

  4. Sgt. Kraut

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      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. Gurjit Singh Khehra

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 14th, 2014 at 2:07 am

      Got a link for that?

  6. Nestor Cusco

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 14th, 2014 at 2:07 am

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

  7. Martin Woods

    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 –

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 14th, 2014 at 2:06 am

      Thanks for pointing that out!

  8. Chris

    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?

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 14th, 2014 at 2:06 am

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

  9. Jordan

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 14th, 2014 at 2:05 am

      There’s always an extra twist to find!

  10. Shalu Sharma

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 14th, 2014 at 2:05 am

      Enjoy =D

  11. irfan

    Another awesome and brilliant piece of tutorial :).

    Cheers mate.

  12. essaadi

    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!

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 14th, 2014 at 2:04 am

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

  13. Matthew Woodward

    Thanks for the share and additional tips mate!

    • Phillip Dews
      May 15th, 2014 at 7:46 am

      All good dude!
      more than happy to!
      ~ PD

  14. Matthew Woodward

    Ahhh thats a sweet extra tip!

  15. Matthew Woodward

    Nice ^^

    • Doug
      May 14th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      Hi Marius – Thank you!

      Thanks for the advice on that. I definitely had the “en” version in mind…sorry to be so narrow minded. :)

      Yeah, one could totally apply this to any language version that Wikipedia has. There could be even more opportunities in other languages.

  16. Matthew Woodward

    Actually he found me ^^

    • Hammad Rafique
      May 16th, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      Any Broken Link on :P i Want to add my blog’s link there :D

      • Matthew Woodward
        May 16th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

        Hahaha probably ^^

      • Zeal Caiden
        October 31st, 2014 at 9:56 pm

        Way to hustle Hammad!

  17. Stephen

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 17th, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks for the insider tip!

  18. Prince Momoh G.

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 15th, 2014 at 5:52 am

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

  19. Felix

    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?

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 15th, 2014 at 5:52 am

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

  20. Ryan Percy

    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!

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 15th, 2014 at 5:49 am

      Its not my tip but I’m glad it paid off for you!

  21. PIyush

    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 :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 15th, 2014 at 5:49 am

      Good luck =D

  22. Dario Zadro

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 15th, 2014 at 5:49 am

      Thanks – no kudos for me on this one though :)

  23. super uzier

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 15th, 2014 at 5:49 am

      Not if you take time to add value

  24. Matthew Woodward

    It’s all down to the quality of content your linking to

  25. Matthew Woodward

    No worrys glad you enjoyed it!

  26. Marian

    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…

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 17th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Glad you liked it!

  27. Arjun

    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


    • Matthew Woodward
      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

  28. Nigel Jeal

    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!

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 16th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      Let us know how you get on!

  29. Matthew Woodward

    Let us know how you get on with it!

  30. Zdenek

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 18th, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      Have some fun with it :)

  31. Mitesh

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 18th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      If it provides content that delivers value

  32. Mark

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 22nd, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      winner winner chicken dinner!

  33. TheProfitJam

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 22nd, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      Let us know how you get on!

  34. Bobby Chahal

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 23rd, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      I didn’t write it but glad it helped!

  35. Manohar Tn

    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……

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 3rd, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Let us know how it goes!

  36. Jason Statham

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 23rd, 2014 at 2:23 am

      Let me know how you get on :)

  37. Liz

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 30th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      Thanks :) Glad you liked it!

  38. Peter Josch

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 12th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

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

  39. Louis

    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?

  40. Priyank


    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.


    • Matthew Woodward
      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

  41. Ricky Willis

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      Thanks Ricky :) Glad you liked it!

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 8:03 pm

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

  43. Imran Lakhani

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

    Very nice post.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 8:03 pm

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

  44. Nathan Sheusi

    This is too rad.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      Haha good luck =D

  45. Wolston

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Let me know how you get on Wolston!

  46. Amod

    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! ;)

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Yes – I stopped caring about follow/nofollow years ago

      • Andrew
        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

        • Matthew Woodward
          August 22nd, 2014 at 6:01 pm

          Makes for a more natural profile

        • Chris
          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.

  47. Munir Nathoo

    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 :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Haha glad it helped you Munir =D

  48. Curtis Burns

    Outstanding info!

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks Curtis!

  49. Craig

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      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 ;)

      • scott masse
        August 22nd, 2014 at 2:20 am


  50. Ahmed Amin

    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?

    • Matthew Woodward
      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?

        • Matthew Woodward
          August 22nd, 2014 at 6:00 pm

          I don’t see the benefit in doing it

    • Chris
      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”).

  51. Robert Bayes

    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!


    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 8:01 pm

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

    • Stuart Walker
      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!

      • Matthew Woodward
        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’ .

  52. Rocco

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      No worrys glad to help Rocco :)

  53. Chase Stone

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      I think this will be a golden goose!

  54. Blanco

    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’

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Then you better get cracking :)

  55. Jake

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      No worrys thanks for reading Jake!

  56. MSI Sakib

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Hahaha get yourself some sleep then attack it tomorrow :)

  57. James

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      No worrys thanks James :)

  58. Michael Bely

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      Hahaha she isn’t innocent :P

  59. Sumon Ahmed

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      Good luck :)

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

        Thanks For you best complement :)

  60. Nimantha

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks for your kind words :)

      • Nimantha
        August 21st, 2014 at 8:12 pm

        You are welcome :D

  61. Sgt. Kraut

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      Send the owner a message :)

  62. Danic Filip

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 22nd, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      Thanks Danic :)

  63. catalin

    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 :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 22nd, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      Thanks Catalin!

  64. Kimberly

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

    Thanks. Your website is golden.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 22nd, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      No either will do the trick :)

  65. Dom

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 22nd, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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

      • Rod
        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 :)

  66. scott masse

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 22nd, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      Thats the way to do it =D

  67. Paul

    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?

    • Matthew Woodward
      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 :)

  68. Kamalesh

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 22nd, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      No worrys hope it helps!

  69. gabi

    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?

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 22nd, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      Yup :)

  70. boom

    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?


    • Matthew Woodward
      August 22nd, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      I don’t care about nofollow or dofollow personally

    • Chris
      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…

    • Rod
      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!

  71. Eric

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 22nd, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      You’ve got it in one :)

  72. Jatin Chhabra

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      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 :)

      • Jatin Chhabra
        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…

        • Matthew Woodward
          August 23rd, 2014 at 1:08 am

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

  73. Matteo

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 22nd, 2014 at 5:55 pm

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

  74. constance

    gee thanks just used it and loved it, very easy

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 22nd, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      No worrys :)

  75. Keress

    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…

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 22nd, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      I don’t care about nofollow/dofollow

  76. Tony Hayes

    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 :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 22nd, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Sounds awesome let me know if you do :)

  77. Roxana

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 23rd, 2014 at 1:08 am

      Hahaha yeah hotel WiFi ALWAYS sucks!

  78. Ryan Biddulph

    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.


    • Matthew Woodward
      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 :)

  79. Dineshkumar

    wow nice article i love it good idea

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 23rd, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      Hope it helps you get some good linkys!

  80. lions1926

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 23rd, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      I don’t think so right now =/

  81. Alex Wise

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 26th, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      No worrys :)

  82. Sagar Shah

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 25th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      Thanks Sagar :)

  83. Simon Barr

    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?

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 25th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      Give it a try

  84. Kostas Chiotis

    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!

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 25th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      It’s a great link to have :)

  85. Shubham Khatwani

    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 ?

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 25th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      I don’t really care about nofollow/dofollow personally

  86. Folmand

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 26th, 2014 at 5:37 pm


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

      2) Case in point ^^

  87. yskan

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


    • Matthew Woodward
      August 26th, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      Great to hear!!

  88. Frank

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

  89. Sunday

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 27th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      Thanks for the share Sunday =D

  90. Inderjeet

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 28th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      Who were you outsourcing it to?

  91. Tracy


    Wow, what a great tool for getting backlinks!

    Thank you, for sharing


    • Matthew Woodward
      August 28th, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      No worrys :)

  92. Ammar Zeb

    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 ;)

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 29th, 2014 at 1:47 am

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

  93. Alexander Rus

    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,


    • Matthew Woodward
      September 3rd, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      Yeah it’s a great service I have to agree!

  94. Hung Pham

    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,

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 7th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Then I hope it helps you :)

  95. Andy

    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?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 9th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

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

  96. Arati

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 11th, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      No worrys :)

  97. Danny

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 15th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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

  98. areesha Noor

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 17th, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Hope it helps your sites out!

  99. Shiv saroya

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 22nd, 2014 at 6:52 pm

      Just check if its live

  100. leatrice

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 23rd, 2014 at 4:31 pm

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

  101. Jhon Guli

    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?


    • Matthew Woodward
      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

  102. GokhanTunc

    Hi Matthew,

    Mate, you are an angel :)

    Thanks a lot for this amazing post!!!

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 1st, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      No worrys :)

  103. Ellis

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 3rd, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      Good luck!

  104. Maynk

    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

  105. Anderson

    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 :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 17th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      Awesome glad it helped you out!

  106. salman

    thanks updating deadlink really works for me

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 20th, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Great to hear!

  107. Alfred Mackey

    Wiki grabber is a Great tool

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 21st, 2014 at 11:48 pm

      It is indeed :)

  108. Yan

    HI Matt,

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


    • Matthew Woodward
      November 5th, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Yes indeedy :)

      • Yan
        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.

        • Matthew Woodward
          November 6th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

          Nice job :)

  109. Surveen Chawla

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 10th, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      Glad it helped :)

  110. John Paul

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 21st, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      No problem!

  111. Riya

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 2nd, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      Good luck =D

  112. Shantanu

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 10th, 2014 at 2:35 am


  113. Mike

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 10th, 2014 at 2:33 am

      Said every website moderator ever =D

  114. AKASH

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 30th, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      Thanks =D

  115. Tasawk

    Great strategy to try
    i will do it

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 30th, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      No problem :)

  116. Jasmine

    Awesome many thanks

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 2nd, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Glad to be of service!

  117. Filme online

    Is that important to have a backlink from wikipedia ?

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 1st, 2015 at 11:42 am

      It sure helps!

  118. Matt

    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!


  119. Bambang Ardianto

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 4th, 2015 at 8:13 am

      I hope this is easier for you :)

  120. Aman Banka

    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 :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 9th, 2015 at 9:39 am

      I hope it helps you get a link :)

  121. Patrick

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 9th, 2015 at 9:36 am

      No problem Patrick :)

  122. Hasnat Zaman

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 12th, 2015 at 8:31 am

      I wish you luck in your Wikipedia link hunting :)

  123. Hussey

    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 ?

    • Matthew Woodward
      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?

  124. micokelana

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 17th, 2015 at 11:25 am

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

  125. Manish

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 17th, 2015 at 8:49 am

      Yeah that happens quite often

  126. John

    So I checked on a wikipedia link search, and there are NO articles that link to 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.

  127. kksilvery

    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?

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 27th, 2015 at 8:28 am
      • kksilvery
        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.

        • Matthew Woodward
          March 27th, 2015 at 10:30 am

          hahahaha that’s unlucky

          • kksilvery
            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

          • Matthew Woodward
            April 26th, 2015 at 7:37 am

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

  128. John Tommervik

    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?

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 6th, 2015 at 10:30 am

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

  129. Sreeraj M Ajay

    Can we put do follow backlinks in wikipedia??

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 6th, 2015 at 9:02 am

      No you can’t

  130. Action Jackson

    Really useful article. Thanks :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 19th, 2015 at 6:52 am

      Glad to be of service :)

  131. Albert A.

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 19th, 2015 at 6:51 am

      No problem Albert :)

  132. Bhawna Bisht

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 19th, 2015 at 6:49 am

      Thanks :)

  133. seloe

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 27th, 2015 at 3:09 am

      Did you manage to get one from Wikipedia?

  134. Lucas

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 26th, 2015 at 7:45 am

      Wahahahahahahahahahahahahaha /roflcopters

    • magic
      April 28th, 2015 at 4:30 am

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

      • Matthew Woodward
        April 28th, 2015 at 6:52 am

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

  135. zubair

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 26th, 2015 at 7:35 am

      No problem :)

  136. swapnil jagtap

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      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 ?

        • Matthew Woodward
          May 13th, 2015 at 4:37 am

          Search the blog

  137. Imran

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 13th, 2015 at 4:35 am

      Thanks Imran!

  138. vevomack

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 13th, 2015 at 4:32 am

      No problem :)

  139. Free Back links

    Awesome article. Really very very helpful!

  140. axlq

    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?

    • Matthew Woodward
      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.

  141. Richard Robbins

    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: [keyword phrase] “dead link” [keyword phrase] “citation needed”

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 18th, 2015 at 6:42 am

      Thanks for the extra tips :)

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

      Awesome Trick! Thanks :)

  142. Maqarona

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 21st, 2015 at 5:16 am

      Tweak the Google searches a commenter above posted

  143. newsbbc

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 21st, 2015 at 5:16 am

      You sure can :)

  144. Muhammad jamshaid

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 25th, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Haha no problem :)

  145. Sarvesh

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 4th, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      Read the post

  146. akshay

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 10th, 2015 at 10:25 am

      It would indeedy :)

  147. Saoyai

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 10th, 2015 at 10:12 am

      I hope you put it to good use!

  148. AnnieLouisa

    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??

    • Matthew Woodward
      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

      • AnnieLouisa
        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.

        • Matthew Woodward
          June 16th, 2015 at 9:55 am

          Create your article in Word with links, save as pdf

  149. Adam

    Thanks a lot Mathew! Point taken and I’ll do exactly as you recommended – just post a couple of separated pages (to build up some reputation) and then will try to complete the top wiki page at the SERPs with my content plus my link. Hope it works!



  150. Gerry Crissandy

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 12th, 2015 at 9:55 am

      No problem :)

  151. Anjum

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 24th, 2015 at 3:27 pm

      No problem :)

  152. ab

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 27th, 2015 at 9:01 am

      I hope so!

  153. Samin

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 29th, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks Samin :)

  154. Shahzad


    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 6th, 2015 at 9:11 am

      No problem Shahzad let us know how you get on :)

  155. Jeremy Zimdars

    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!

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 9th, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      No problem Jeremy :)

  156. Farooq Marwat

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 10th, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      No problemo Farooq :)

  157. Mudasir khan

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 7th, 2015 at 7:27 am

      Thanks Mudasir :)

  158. Utsav

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 4th, 2015 at 6:28 am

      No problem thanks :)

  159. Waleed

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


  160. EfashionToday

    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?

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 14th, 2015 at 8:53 am

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

  161. pushpalatha

    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…

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 12th, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      Which site are you trying to get a link for?

  162. Peace

    Thanks for the tips…going to experiment mine

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 17th, 2015 at 9:51 am

      No problem, please let us know how you get on!

  163. lizzy

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 17th, 2015 at 9:51 am

      No problem Lizzy :)

  164. Gabi


    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?

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 17th, 2015 at 9:46 am

      Yes be different

  165. raja babu

    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 :(

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 24th, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      For which website?

  166. steve b

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 31st, 2015 at 9:49 am

      Thanks Steve – hope to see you back here :)

  167. ثبت شرکت

    very good

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 7th, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      Thanks :)

  168. Alii

    Great way to get backlinks!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 15th, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Simple :)

  169. clear water solutions

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 23rd, 2015 at 11:13 am

      I hope you put it to good use :)

  170. visseada78

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 25th, 2015 at 11:50 am

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

  171. Rupesh kumar

    Thanks for this great post on off page optimisation

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 29th, 2015 at 9:56 am

      No problem Rupesh :)

  172. salmiblog

    best article man all the best my frend

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 12th, 2015 at 9:15 am

      Thanks :)

  173. Ankit

    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 :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 9th, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      Just read the article

  174. TestoZilla

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 19th, 2015 at 10:04 am

      I agree :)

  175. Md.Jahangir Alam

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 21st, 2015 at 9:51 am

      I haven’t ever done that myself sorry

  176. Mani

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 26th, 2015 at 8:20 am

      No problem Mani!

  177. Manish

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      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?

  178. Arun Pratap

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 28th, 2015 at 9:40 am

      No problem glad it answered your questions!

  179. Rahul

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 9th, 2015 at 11:35 am

      Awesome sauce Rahul glad it helped you out!

  180. Prabhat Jani

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 10th, 2015 at 1:29 pm

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

  181. pranit

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 12th, 2015 at 9:20 am

      Yes :)

  182. ProMotion8 (WA)

    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!

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 21st, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      This is about getting Wikipedia to link to you!

  183. ashek

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 21st, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      Good job =D

  184. Deepa Tiwari

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 2nd, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      No problem Deepa :)

  185. Ross

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      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

  186. asim

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 17th, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      No problem :)

  187. Sid

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 17th, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it :)

  188. Abir Press

    Sir, wikipedia remove my site link.
    but why?

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 17th, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      What did you try to link to?

  189. Solar Generators

    Excellent article. Will definitely give it a try.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 17th, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      No problem :)

  190. Zeeshan Ahmad

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 22nd, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks for the extra tip :)

  191. Syed Kamran

    wikigrabber is down, any alternative for that?

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 6th, 2016 at 10:44 am

      Its working here?

  192. Andy

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 6th, 2016 at 10:39 am

      Yeah thats why you need to be smart about it :)

  193. manoj - update4u

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 3rd, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      You can lead a horse to water…

  194. Faisal

    Awesome article. to much help :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 6th, 2016 at 10:16 am

      Thanks Faisal!

  195. Alicia

    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…

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 12th, 2016 at 11:20 am

      No problem :)

  196. Niaj

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

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 12th, 2016 at 11:15 am

      Legal where?

  197. Khaled

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 12th, 2016 at 11:08 am

      No problem :)

  198. mina

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 14th, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      Hahaha good luck Mina, let us know how it goes!

  199. Adam

    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?

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 27th, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      You can pretty much hire people to do anything

  200. ben luke

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 25th, 2016 at 9:59 am

      No problem Ben :)

  201. Punit

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 25th, 2016 at 9:56 am

      No problem Punit :)

  202. Damian

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 1st, 2016 at 7:26 pm

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

  203. bigli

    Tnx man, great tut.!
    Tnx For Share!

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 29th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      No problem!

  204. Belal Khan

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 9th, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      No problem Belal!

  205. سجاد رضایی

    great post thx

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 14th, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      No problem :)

  206. Mansoor Bhanpurawala

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 16th, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      As many as you want, but don’t get caught!

  207. Harsh Arora

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 16th, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      No problem :)

  208. AbdulRaziq

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 17th, 2016 at 10:07 am

      No problem Abdul :)

  209. Mahesh

    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!

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 19th, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      No problem Mahesh :)

  210. jerry

    I tried to find dead links, but nothing found.

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 18th, 2016 at 9:56 am

      Keep looking my friend, there are plenty out there!

  211. Tanvir

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 1st, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      No problem Tanvir :)

  212. santhosh

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 1st, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      It is pretty straight forward!

  213. Alok Krishali

    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. ?

    • Matthew Woodward
      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!

  214. alma

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 1st, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      I have no idea what you just said =/

  215. Nick

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 1st, 2016 at 3:11 pm

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

  216. Avtar singh

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 1st, 2016 at 3:07 pm

      No problem Avtar!

  217. Rahul

    thanks to information

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 1st, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      No problem Rahul :)

  218. matt

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 5th, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      All links from Wikipedia are nofollow

  219. Clint Johnson

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

  220. Clint Johnson

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 8th, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      Good job Clint =D

  221. SEOBob

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      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.

  222. rvlnsv prasad

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 18th, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      No problem Rvlnsv!

  223. Himanshu

    Simply, great piece of advice.

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 22nd, 2016 at 10:35 am

      Let me know how it works out for you Himanshu!

  224. rahul sihmar

    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

  225. Ibrahim khan

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 29th, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      I hope it works out for you Ibrahim!

  226. Xem Them

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 29th, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      I hope it sticks for you Xem!

  227. jobs

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 31st, 2016 at 12:01 pm

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

  228. Nabarun Chakrabarti

    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.


    • Matthew Woodward
      March 31st, 2016 at 11:53 am

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

  229. Nabarun Chakrabarti

    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.


    • Matthew Woodward
      April 1st, 2016 at 4:17 pm

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

  230. Saqib

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 1st, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      You just need to do as the tutorial tells you to do

  231. Vick

    Great information. I am going to try this.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 3rd, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Let us know how you get on Vick!

  232. Anurag Kumar

    Thank you for the trick and sharing this article.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 8th, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      No problem Anurag :)

  233. Graham Tester

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 11th, 2016 at 1:11 pm

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

  234. Pesakao

    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.


    • Matthew Woodward
      April 15th, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      Thanks Pesakao, I’m glad you found it useful :)

  235. piyush

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 15th, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks Piyush!

  236. Raf turnbull

    Hi Matthew

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


    in the editor

    any ideas what i’m doing wrong?

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 14th, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      Do you have a screenshot?

      • Raf turnbull
        April 15th, 2016 at 8:53 am

        all other sections can be editing fine, apart from the reference section, which is where i am finding most of the deadlinks are located

  237. aamir saleh

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      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 :)

  238. Tally

    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.

  239. Jeff Collins

    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 2nd, 2016 at 2:57 pm

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

  240. Aman

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 5th, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Kapow :)

  241. Luqman

    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 .

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 6th, 2016 at 10:31 am

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

  242. Shibam Kar

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 10th, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      No problem Shibam!

  243. Pulsa Murah

    It works! Thank you

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 10th, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      No problem Pulsa :)

  244. ZIK

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 15th, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      No problem Zik!

  245. pixoguias

    Matthew, it works in May 2016?

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 15th, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      It sure does :)

      • pixoguias
        May 16th, 2016 at 8:23 am

        Thanks! I’ll check it ;)

  246. ruya koksal

    it works great.. many thanks

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 15th, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      No problem Ruya!

  247. Bhaskar Das

    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 19th, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Good job Bhaskar :)

  248. Arun Vaghasiya

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 24th, 2016 at 10:50 am

      Hope it does the job for you :)

  249. JUTAVA

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 24th, 2016 at 10:50 am

      I have no idea what you are asking sorry

  250. Axit

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 1st, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Good job Axit :)

  251. Hai

    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!

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 1st, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Well that’s just a case of editing an existing page and adding hug