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Can you get wikipedia links by going to the libray and doing high quality research on a subject...Posting the info on your website, then putting a link on wikipedia?

For example..lets say I'm selling Umbrella Shades...I go to the library and find about some famous people that did things in the shade...Maybe Plato or the Greeks, etc...Post the history on my own page, then link to it?

Does that fly?
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Not usually.

    Anyone can set up an account and post materials to the Wikipedia, but the Wiki editors are very used to marketers trying to game the system.

    New editors are watched like a hawk, and if anything hints of self-promotion, the link and the editor will be nuked within the Wikipedia system.

    I got my Wikipedia account nuked for criticizing their editorial process publicly.
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  • Profile picture of the author rabbi1994
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    I have tried many techniques but getting a link from Wikipedia is very tough.
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by rabbi1994 View Post

      I have tried many techniques but getting a link from Wikipedia is very tough.

      I have two links on Wikipedia to content I created.

      I did not participate in the process of getting my links placed there. Someone else, whom I did not know, did that for me.

      But, in both cases, I got the links because my content was top-notch and on-topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    The first ever link I tried to place on Wikipedia back to my site has stuck ever since. I'm not sure what I did right but it's for a very popular keyword and I had no issues.

    I created some relevant content on my blog, something that was relevant and important to the topic but had not yet been mentioned. I then added a little section to the Wikipedia page outlining this information and linked to my site from the footer of that page as the resource for that information.

    I am yet to try again but that's what worked for me first time around.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
    I've gotten a few Wiki links before but they disappeared after sticking for a short period of time, wasn't worth the effort in the long run.
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    • Profile picture of the author supaH
      Originally Posted by Andrew Maule View Post

      I've gotten a few Wiki links before but they disappeared after sticking for a short period of time, wasn't worth the effort in the long run.
      Exact same for me. Also got my domain on a great spot on Wikipedia's "Spam" blacklist. My site had on topic useful information and they just threw it to the waysides.

      All in all, don't waste your time on getting a link from Wikipedia.
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      • Profile picture of the author PhoenixFlex
        One tip I got from the guy from Commission Blueprint: If you do want to get a link from wikipedia - even if your site is perfectly sound - it can be safer to try one of the wikipedia international sites. Supposedly Wikipedia US is watched a lot closer than the ones from other countries - may be worth a try.

        Search YouTube for "practical seo" if you're interested, it's definitely worth a watch.

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  • Profile picture of the author rezaafriadi
    Wiki is one of those sites where you can't simply get a link from.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sclark
    Too much effort and very little result. If your link is a perfect match for the article (which is normally not the case), then you might stand a chance.
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  • Profile picture of the author federo
    I also dont know how to get wiki links.. still i am trying to get..
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    I've got at least 50+ Wikipedia links that have been active since at least Jan. 2011 (1.5 years).

    I'm not posting what I did to make it work because people will spam it until it gets locked down, there's a back door to getting links to stick on Wikipedia, do your own testing.
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  • Profile picture of the author SergioFelix
    I can't remember where I got this "advice" from but it was something like this:

    Write a product review.
    Find the most relevant article to that product on the Wiki.
    Edit the external links and throw yours somewhere in the middle.

    Since I was already writing some reviews on my site, I decided to give this a shot after all, what could I lose?

    And yeah, never happened.

    I did edit the document and it was all good, came back a couple of hours later, link was gone.

    I thought it was interesting, who the heck is going to be monitoring thousands and thousands of articles all day long and being constantly updated?

    (Obiously editing particular places on these articles may raise red flags and admins may come to check it out, that would be particularly easy with their system)

    So anyway, I decided to give this a few more hours and ended up doing the same thing (editing the links) in the night.

    Woke up next morning, checked the article and BOOM link gone again.

    This just triggered my inner curiosity and decided to wait a few days since whoever (or whatever) was editing the article back to its prior state, was logically going to be more alerted.

    So a few days later, I went to edit the article again, checked after a few hours, link gone again so I just stopped.

    Whoever says it's getting easy traffic from the Wiki by editing the links, I hardly doubt it but then again, maybe I was doing something wrong.

    Note: I'm not interested in getting any links from them, this was just an experiment.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by SergioFelix View Post

      Whoever says it's getting easy traffic from the Wiki by editing the links, I hardly doubt it but then again, maybe I was doing something wrong.
      Trust me, Wikipedia links are easy to get/keep

      There's one thing that wiki needs help with & they'll let the link stick in return for the help.
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  • Profile picture of the author jameseyoakum
    Wiki administrators are watching new uses, I would suggest using and old account with some contributions under its belt. That way the link seems more legit than from a newly created account.
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    • Profile picture of the author kickmoney
      Wikipedia links are easy to get.

      However in my experience they have no use other than getting a page indexed.
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  • Profile picture of the author dirocket
    it is really tough to get backlinks from wikipedia
    i tried too many times but no results.
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