So here is a cool traffic tip that you can use to start driving traffic to your websites. Basically you are going to be leveraging the immense traffic that Wikipedia receives and bringing it to your own websites. Wikipedia links are no follow so doing this won't effect your search engine rankings, but you will get a boatload of traffic like this.
Here's how it works:
Lets assume that my product is a guide teaching people how to save money buying used cars.
Step 1) Search Wikipedia for your topic. Find articles on Wikipedia that are related to your niche.
You want to do a little thinking here. What is your target market searching for in the search engines? Since my product is a guide about how to save money buying used cars, I can safely say that my target market is probably looking up specifications on older vehicles.
So for this first step I found a Wikipedia article about a popular model of used car, the Nissan 240SX.
Step 2) Write an article about the subject of the Wikipedia article and post that to your website.
So for this example I could write a short article about the Nissan 240SX. Best of all you can use the actual content on Wikipedia as a guide to write your own article. DON'T COPY AND PASTE THOUGH, IT WILL RUIN THIS METHOD!
Step 3) Edit the Wikipedia article's external links by scrolling down to the bottom and clicking on edit:
Step 4) Edit the external links by using the syntax below:
Make sure you link to the article thats on your site, so you will not be flagged. DO NOT DELETE EVERYONE ELSE'S LINKS! AND ADD YOURS AT THE BOTTOM!
Step 5) Make sure on your article page on your website you either have a big blantant opt-in box or advertisement for your main product.
Step 6) Wash, rinse, and repeat for as many other keywords that are related to your niche as possible.
Now what you need to do is scroll to the very top of the page and click on "edit this page"
Then you need to scroll down towards the bottom of the page after all the content and insert the external links category yourself by using the following syntax:
== External links ==
Now you can proceed to add in your link.
Make sure you are scrolled down past all of the content, otherwise you'll put the links in the middle of the article and this will get your link taken down.
EDIT - WILL THIS WORK IN HIGH COMPETITION NICHES?
Yes it will. There has been some discussion below about this not working in high competition niches. This is total malarkey. First it will work, if you're on a really popular article its possible that your links will be removed by other jealous business owners or Wikipedia moderators. However nothing bad will happen if your link is removed.
Like in everything else in internet marketing go after the "low hanging fruit." You want to find articles that are highly relevant to what it is you're selling, yet are under the radar of mainstream business owners.
Example#1: You have a flyfishing product. This is a high competition niche. So DO post your link on the main article about fly fishing for starters, if its taken down, SO WHAT! Keep it rolling.
You want to get outside of the box and put on your thinking cap. Why not write articles on the different species of fish that flyfishermen usually target. Post that on your site, then link to that article from Wikipedia.
Think about it for a second. If a flyfisherman is looking to catch a certain type of fish he's going to want more information on that particular species of fish. Where will he go to find it? Google! What will be #1 or in the top 10 on Google? Wikipedia! What will be on the Wikipedia article? Your link!
WHY THIS WORKS:
This works because Google is in LOVE with Wikipedia, and that site receives so much traffic its ridiculous. People do read these articles and they do click on the external links. You should be bringing them to your site and converting them on your offers!!
Spend some time searching Wikipedia for keywords related to your niche. You're looking for keywords which have no articles.
If you see that screen above for ANY of the keywords in your niche then congratulate yourself because you've just found a literal BERRY PATCH full of traffic ripe for the picking!! You can WRITE THE ARTICLES YOURSELF and put them on Wikipedia, and link to your site as an external link! Wikipedia will ALWAYS out rank Ezine Articles, Youtube, and all of the other big name sites we marketers like to use, and you're talking about some serious traffic!
That's it. You can do one of these in 15 minutes with practice. If you devoted just two hours per day to doing this, after a month you'd be receiving thousands of unique visitors per day to your websites!
MY LINK KEEPS GETTING PULLED DOWN - WHAT DO I DO?
Wikipedia does have some strict anti-spam policies. In order to get around them one Warrior suggested offering something of use to the Wiki visitor on the page you are linking to. If you can't get your links to stick on Wikipedia, then you can consult this other list of websites using Wiki technology!
List of wikis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These websites policies aren't as strict as Wikipedia's and you can definately catch some nice traffic from them.
THE METHOD WORKS! TAKE ACTION AND GET IT DONE!
I used this method a very long time ago. This method does send visitors as long as the links remain. Here's what I did:
I made pages about famous chess players using rewritten content from wiki. I then offered a free download of some of their chess games at the end of the article. On the wikipedia page, I linked to my website by offering the free download. You'll increase the chances of the link remaining if it offers something useful to the Wiki user.
External links on Henry Bird's Wiki Page <---Link added a year or two ago and still there
My rewritten Henry Bird article