I just did something funny and mean.. But I loved it!

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My competitor was outranking me in the #1 spot and I couldn't figure out why, and as I did my research I found out that he had got a wikipedia link somehow.

So after about an hour I figured out how he got it, and I went into it and changed his domain to mine, and left the anchor text as he had it so he wouldn't notice.

Hopefully it goes good and doesn't notice and I start getting the juice the wikipedia link gives even though its nofollow!

I know it's pretty cruel, but seo is all fun and games.. it happens right?

#funny #loved
  • Profile picture of the author Matt Ward
    If you screwed with a Wikipedia link it will almost certainly be caught and changed back.
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  • Profile picture of the author XtremXpert
    There are hundreds of "recent changes patrollers", I am one of them and we look for every vandalism on wikipedia so your change will be soon reverted, if it didn't happen already.
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    • Profile picture of the author scott g
      Originally Posted by XtremXpert View Post

      There are hundreds of "recent changes patrollers", I am one of them and we look for every vandalism on wikipedia so your change will be soon reverted, if it didn't happen already.

      I hate you guys LOL! :p Even when I post great, unique, accurate, informative, non-duplicated information... One of you always calls out SPAM! Then you have to go through a ridiculous process to prove you are the domain owner and not using copyrighted material blah blah... And then you have a 50/50 if they decide to take it down or blackball you
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      • Profile picture of the author XtremXpert
        Originally Posted by scott g View Post


        I hate you guys LOL! :p Even when I post great, unique, accurate, informative, non-duplicated information... One of you always calls out SPAM! Then you have to go through a ridiculous process to prove you are the domain owner and not using copyrighted material blah blah... And then you have a 50/50 if they decide to take it down or blackball you
        Well, yeah, there are a lot of crazy patrollers and mods there, sometimes I'm asking myself if they are doing anything else besides watching recent changes on Wikipedia.:p But I'm not like that, I log in once at 2-3 days and make some contribution and look for vandalism like people who delete whole pages or the ones who insert unrelated words inside articles. I also deleted a few links to websites full of adsense or other ads covering the whole page.
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    Ahhh Wikipedia...defender of the consensus view...which history has taught us, is usually wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author StoneWilson
    Lol~ you difinitely will get screwed back by Wiki, why just build your own link from wiki? Though it's a little difficult, it's possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOpsychic
    evil minds lol..........
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  • Profile picture of the author bermuda
    But there is one more question for you over here and that is how you made sure just that single link was all about your competitor's better ranks than yours? Many times webmasters build links for their websites which are only viewable through Webmaster Tools Panel and even Yahoo Site Explorer might not display them quickly. The better approach to fixing your ranks is to build solid links in the course of time.

    Just forget about that single vote which I still have doubts if it was so powerful. Besides, by searching Google, you will find a ton of resources from which you can gain links like forums, blogs, directories, even paid links offered by companies.
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    • Profile picture of the author InTheMaking
      I just did it for fun, and the niche isn't popular at all so who knows if they'll figure it out..

      I guess well see right?
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  • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
    Bush league tactic at best. And you're bragging about it? Makes you look like a small potatoes chump to say the least.
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    • Profile picture of the author InTheMaking
      Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

      Bush league tactic at best. And you're bragging about it? Makes you look like a small potatoes chump to say the least.
      well it was for fun, but thanks for the comment man. Really tearing down someone trying to learn how to make money online. It's people like you that make it so much harder with the criticism.
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      • Profile picture of the author tamarindcandy
        Criticism is what keeps us improving, you know. Heat, kitchen...
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      • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
        Originally Posted by InTheMaking View Post

        well it was for fun, but thanks for the comment man. Really tearing down someone trying to learn how to make money online. It's people like you that make it so much harder with the criticism.
        You want a pat on the back for what you did instead? :rolleyes:
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        • Profile picture of the author InTheMaking
          Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

          You want a pat on the back for what you did instead? :rolleyes:
          exactly
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
        Originally Posted by InTheMaking View Post

        well it was for fun, but thanks for the comment man. Really tearing down someone trying to learn how to make money online. It's people like you that make it so much harder with the criticism.
        What?? You just finished literally tearing down someone elses link and you are lecturing Matt about him tearing you down? Disagree with him quite a bit on other things but on this he has you nailed. You have no future in SEO with that bush league approach.

        Frankly you don;t even understand how wikipedia works. Your link will almost surely deleted and you will be tossed to the curb.
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        • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
          Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

          Disagree with him quite a bit...
          How could anyone ever disagree with me on anything? I just don't see it Mike.
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        • Profile picture of the author James Sides
          Ouch, thread turned harsh fast.

          Just for the record I disagree with the tactic but your real mistake was telling people about it

          Like a pack of hungry dogs on it.

          Hopefully you'll learn from it and move forward though!

          Good Luck,

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  • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
    Good luck with it then. If you share your link with us I can show you some bush league moves of my own. It's all fair in seo right?
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    I have a way that will make a wiki link stick, & is actually encouraged by wiki.

    I was working on a new pdf of what I do, I'm a little hesitant now that I see a wiki Mod on here. Not that my tactic is in any way wrong (100% legit), just that when everyone knows about something on the net (seo), it tends to get stopped soon after.
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    • Profile picture of the author AmazeMe
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      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      I have a way that will make a wiki link stick, & is actually encouraged by wiki.

      I was working on a new pdf of what I do, I'm a little hesitant now that I see a wiki Mod on here. Not that my tactic is in any way wrong (100% legit), just that when everyone knows about something on the net (seo), it tends to get stopped soon after.
      I've looked and looked for this PDF, Yukon... did you ever release it?
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