Did you know you can use Wikipedia for SEO and link building.
You can get high quality links from Wikipedia; one of the most trusted resources on the Internet.
Ranking high in Google is now about producing good content. And the quantity, quality and relevance of your websites links matter more than ever.
Some of the most popular ways of building links are through reciprocal links.
This is a link between two websites, these links are not as powerful as they used to be as Google sees them as not natural. So they won’t do much to help you rank your website.
Editorial links, are links that you get through other people linking to your website.
And resource links these hyper-links tell search engine spiders about webpage’s or website’s.
An underused tactic is to use Wikipedia for SEO and link building to find high quality links
So in the rest of this article I’m going to walk you through the process of how you can find good links for your website.
An important note before we start;
Most Wikipedia links are no-follow, this means the link power won’t pass onto your website.
But, having your link in a Wikipedia page is incredibly powerful.
This is because people read Wikipedia pages.
So if your link is hyper-linked as one of the resources people will likely click through to your website.
So there is still a lot of benefit to this system
Let’s get started
Wikipedia has a whole section of their website listing articles that have dead links. You can take advantage of this by finding a page that is related to your web page or website topic.
Or if you can’t find a related topic (highly unlikely) you can create one.
The first thing to do is create an account on Wikipedia,
So, when you get to the homepage or any article page go to the “create account” link at the top, and create a screen name.
It’s free to create an account.
This will allow you to edit Wikipedia pages.
This is an important step as it will allow you to build up some credibility. Wikipedia is edited by real people and they are strict about what they will allow to be linked to.
They don’t want spam links.
So before you start taking action with the Wikipedia for SEO and link building strategy.
You should build up a good reputation first.
Be helpful and edit pages that are not related to what you will eventually be targeting.
Take some time fixing misspelt words and citations that are needed for unrelated pages.
As long as you do this for a period over a few weeks and as long as none of your edits are rejected.
You can start submitting links that will promote your website.
First, do a Google search for “Wiki dead links”
Search the letters until you find something that’s closely related to your topic.
When you find a page press ctrl-f a small dialogue box should appear in the top right corner. In this box write “dead” and scroll down the page until you see dead link highlighted next to the hyper link.
Next you need to look at how the article with the dead link used to look like.
Copy the web address of the dead link from Wikipedia.
Next go to the way back machine and paste it into the box that has the way back machine, graphic next to it.
And click browse history.
Next you will see a calendar of when the website was last saved.
Click on one of the highlighted dates in the calendar and you will see a screenshot of how the website used to look.
So now you need to read through the article and see if your article could be a better fit for Wikipedia.
Tip; if you don’t have an article already you can create one