DIY: How to get Wikipedia backlinks

Wikipedia is one of the most accessed sites on the internet and its authority is undeniable. Receiving a backlink for your website from Wiki is like winning an Oscar. Just imagine how this could improve your reputation and your traffic. We’re here to show you how to “hack” Wikipedia and get as many backlinks as you want! By using these tricks you’ll become a wealthy affiliate in no time!


How to become a wealthy affiliate with the help of Wikipedia backlinks

Why Wikipedia is great for you

Putting effort into getting links from Wikipedia is definitely worth it! Getting a mention on the biggest website on the internet is simply awesome. Everybody knows that Wikipedia shows up in the search results for almost every word or phrase. Google loves Wikipedia, that’s why a backlink from this website can do wonders for your site. A simple mention generates relevant traffic for you site and this alone can turn you into a wealthy affiliate if you play your cards right.

Also, if you manage to get your site linked on a Wiki page, other websites will use you as reference and this will generate additional links for you.

The advantages of a broken link

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, is a website like any other, with broken links all over the place. Because of its size, there are countless broken links on its pages. Wikipedia itself defines a “dead link” as a link that is no longer active. This indicated the fact that the links need to be fixed or updated. To make things easier for anybody interested in this, there is a page that lists every Wikipedia article that has a dead link.

Although this is a time consuming job, working to find broken links is very beneficial and can easily make you an wealthy affiliate if you have enough patience to do it right. When you find a broken link, simply replace the link with a link to your own site – that has very similar content to the original link source. It’s a win-win situation for everybody! Here’s a step by step approach on doing it:

How to get a Wikipedia backlink

  • Search for broken links in Wikipedia by using an advanced Google query: “Keyword phrase” “dead link”. The Keyword phrase has to be a phrase that’s relevant for your affiliate website;
  • After the results appear, press Control+f(or Command+f if you’re on a Mac) to search on the Wikipedia page for the “dead link” occurrence in the “References” or “Links” section;
  • Make a note of the URL that has the broken link and add it into The Way Back Machine. This is a website that will show you how the page looked before the link on it was broken. Read the page and make sure that the content on it is relevant for your affiliate site. If indeed it’s relevant, keep going. If it’s not, go back to the search results and look for a relevant page;
  • Create a page with original content relevant to the URL that contains a broken link. If you already have a relevant post, there’s no need to create a new one;
  • And now comes the fun part: Create a free account on the Wikipedia website, if you don’t have one already. In the beginning keep a low profile and edit a few articles. You can either find some relevant articles or edit the ones that Wikipedia suggests to you directly. It’s a simple step in your plan of becoming a wealthy affiliate; all you have to do is to correct the grammar or to improve articles that need clarification. This work is done only once and it will build you a legitimate profile. You can use the account on Wikipedia as much as you want in the future. After you did this, you move on to the next step:
  • Find the section of the Wikipedia article that has the reference to the dead link you target. Update the title of the link and also update the Author listed to yourself.
  • Select “Save page” and wait for the moderator to review the change.
  • That’s it! You will have a Wikipedia backlink!

In conclusion

Getting a Wikipedia backlink is not as hard as you may think, we’ve just proved it in this article. Sure, it takes a bit of time, but it’s totally worth it! Your traffic will increase and this alone will pave the way for you to become a wealthy affiliate!