How To Get Backlinks From Wikipedia

Backlinks are incoming links to a web page or website and they were considered the primary means of navigation before the advent of search engines. These are significant part of SEO as search engines gauge the popularity of a website with the number of quality external links the website has. Links from high quality websites has a major influence on search engine rankings. Marketers are always looking for options to get quality backlinks from websites that have good domain authority.

Building backlinks is an essential part of any SEO strategy and therefore it is important to ensure that good backlinks SEO strategy are built during any internet marketing campaign. This Wiki page can help you to learn more about the topic: from wikipediaBacklinks from Wikipedia – Is it useful?

  • Wikipedia is one of the most popular and authoritative websites on the internet.
  • Any backlink that is received from reputed websites such as Wikipedia will have an effect on the search engine rankings of the website.
  • The backlinks in Wikipedia are ‘No Follow’ backlinks and therefore they will not be able to pass any link juice to your website.

Therefore, is it worthwhile to develop Wikipedia backlinks when the backlinks are of No Follow nature? The answer to the questions is, Yes! Though no follow backlinks are said to not add any link juice, they do have an impact on SEO. Backlinks from Wikipedia will help to divers some direct traffic to your website and this can help you.

Also Read: Some-common-and-uncommon-link-building-methods

How to get backlinks from Wiki

As Wikipedia provides no follow links, getting backlinks from Wikipedia will take time and requires patience. Let us see what you can do to get backlinks from Wiki.

  • Building quality backlinks have been always a give and take relation. Therefore, you will have to give something before you can receive backlinks from sites like Wikipedia.
  • First step is to join Wikipedia as an editor.
  • Next step is to spend time (lots of it) to edit the content in Wikipedia and to help Wiki maintain its content.
  • Do not edit content just for the sake of editing. The editing that you do must be accurate or else you may be removed as an editor.
  • Other Wiki editors will be watching you and if they suspect any wrongdoing, they will report you.
  • Pick articles in Wiki that has the scope for you to add more details to it.
  • Research studiously for information that you can provide to that page and ensure that the content is well presented.
  • You can cite reliable sources while providing information to Wiki pages.
  • Once you have developed a trusted history in Wiki, you can add your links on pages that have content that are relevant to your products or services.
  • Ensure that you provide the reason why the link you have provided will be useful.
  • Keep searching for content that is relevant to your business and sketch out plans on how you can add links to that page.
  • Add links that are relevant, or it will be deleted by other editors.
  • DO NOT spam Wiki with links, as it will hurt you badly. Be organic and add links in a smart manner.
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Comments (77)

  1. Studies show that a backlink from Wikipedia will increase your SEO efforts. Although they are all no follow and won’t increase your DR.

  2. Hi rajesh , Thanks for sharing how to get a backlink from the Wikipedia in a smart manner. I will definitely give a try to it. Keep up the good work. glad to know that your site had one wikipedia backlinks, Keep building more backlinks on wikipedia.

  3. Thanks for sharing such great article and it’s very very useful for me., Thanks a lot

  4. Hey,

    Mathew Atton

    Thanks for sharing how to get a backlink from the Wikipedia in a smart manner. I will definitely give a try to it. Keep up the good work. Thanks again.

  5. Thanks for sharing interesting information and method to making backlink on Wikipedia website. This is an awesome technique which is I never seen before this. Thanks again.

  6. Great content. Can you please help me out what would be the maximum time required for gaining the trust?

  7. Wow, That great, thanks for sharing the info, getting backlinks from wikipedia which has a PA of about 78 really matters.

  8. can anyone explain to me how to get backlinks from Wikipedia. I am still confused.

  9. Wiki pedia backlinks are really powerful backlinks but unfortunately, all the links are No follow. But its worth doing. Thanks.

  10. Thanks for sharing interesting information and method to making backlink on Wikipedia website. This is an awesome technique which is I never seen before this. Thanks again.

  11. Getting a link from Wikipedia is really hard but you’re just sharing some easy steps to do it. I will definitely try. Thanks Matthew for tips

  12. very nice article. its very helpful tips for me, i will try to get wiki backlink.

  13. MATTHEW ANTON nice sharing of a complete guide. I like it you have easily describe the step by step procedure.

  14. A wiki backlink is 1000 times better than other spammy backlinks. I was just searching for Wiki backlinks. I hope this article will help me to build quality backlinks. Please share some more information about ecommerce website’s SEO techniques.

  15. Thanks Jitendra for Valuable Post Sharing with us. The backlink is the main part of SEO. Without Backlink, we can’t success our blogging mission. Wikipedia is the great site for quality high PR backlink. I will try to get a backlink from Wikipedia and it’s very important for me.

  16. Thanks you so much for valuable and informative idea sharing in your post. You totally clear about to get backlink from wikipedia pages. I will try to follow your system.

  17. Getting a link from Wikipedia is really hard but you just shared some easy steps to achive it. I will definitely try it. Thanks Matthew for the tips 🙂

  18. Hi Jitendra,

    That was really a very smart idea you suggested up there. I’m giving it a try very soon.


  19. Happy to see this assistance for backlink from Wikipedia. However, is it useful to that degree upto which dofollow backlinks are? I think, These nofollow backlinks are imperative yet won’t enhance our hunt positioning as you told above

  20. Thanks for sharing, but I have a question: is this link do follow or no follow? And do you know the way to create backlink on edu, gov sites? :))

  21. Nice article. The backlink is a really important factor for every blog or website. You should have enough backlinks if you want to rank your site in google. But you should remember that one quality or high PR backlink is better than thousands of low-quality backlinks. Wikipedia is such a site that can provide you a powerful backlink. This article will help me to get quality backlink. Thanks for sharing with us.

  22. Thanks for sharing a cool article.
    I just find the way for getting good quality backlinks from wikipedia.

  23. you also very smart dear. thanks for sharing its a very helpful for me good luck i will try it

  24. Getting good back links from Hugh authority links is not so easy but we have some links from wikipedia but need to concentrate on your suggestions to improve our site in SERP as u said nofollow backlinks also helpful sometime.

    Thanks for article,

  25. Hey Sir,
    Awesome post !!!
    You made it really easy to understand how to get quality Backlinks for my blog. Now we can get unlimited free Backlinks for our blog. You helped me alot so I just wanna say thanks to you.
    Thanks for sharing this info with us.
    Thank you 🙂

  26. Please tell me the name of other websites like wikipedia, because I am struggling from create backlinks for my website.

  27. Helpful tips to get Wiki backlinks. However, as you said, it will only work once you have developed a trusted history in Wikipedia.
    Good Post. Thank you for sharing!

  28. Very good information.

    We’ve managed to get some wikipedia links to some of our clients and their rankings have increased accross of about 50-130 keywords.

    Those wiki links builds trust despite being nofollow.

  29. Now i got an awesome idea to get backlink for my website 🙂 thanks

  30. Hey Matthew,
    After trying so many time to get a backlink on Wikipedia but every time I tried to create a backlink on Wikipedia my link was simply rejected but now I will be able to create backlink thanx to your article as it really helped.

  31. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. This is a lot of work but if you keep at it every few days adding content, the rewards are great!

  32. It is a great trick but am a biggner of seo i thinks am not successfully to create a article on wiki but i hope next some month ago i will be prepare of my self to add an article on wiki and add backlink on it . so thanks it is a great article that are fully help full for expert and me .

  33. Great tips,
    Really very helpful for all bloggers. I will implement those tips on my blog. One of the best articles about backlink building process.


  34. hy matthew,..
    thanks for your articles, its very helpful tips, i will try to get wiki backlink 🙂

  35. Hi Matthew Anton,

    Thanks for your great article. Its very helpful tips. By this article i got the best way for wikipedia backlink.

  36. Very good this tip, I’ll try to use it, a backlink from wiki should be very good for my site!!!

  37. Glad to see this help for backlink from Wikipedia. But is it helpful to that extent upto which dofollow backlinks are? I think, These nofollow backlinks are important but will not improve our search ranking as you told above.

  38. back-links are behaves as pillar of it is necessary for visibility in search engine.there are one point that is inbound links must be come from high PR website.

  39. Such a inspirational post. But it takes longer to create your link on wikipedia because of their popularity and security of spamming.You must have some patience to get it within some time.

  40. Thanks for the info..But i have heard that backlinks from wikipedia are nofollow..and they are going to help in about that?

  41. It is time consuming process….
    but idea is not bad…….

  42. Hey Matthew,

    I have login as an editor and the page was removed after a month. Why?

  43. Hey Matthew,
    Nice article on getting backlink from wiki. But I feel its most tedious job. I will try it. and hope for the positive result.

  44. Thank you for sharing this tips. About 3 years ago or so it was much easier become wikipedia editor, and I got one backlink from them. And I am trying to build more backlinks… I know that will not that easy anymore.

  45. Since now every link is supposed to be a no-follow, how are new website supposed to the SEO done. And yes SEO with no-follow does have a value.

  46. Well interesting article Ihad been wondering how to get wikipaedia links it had proved a bit tough until now. I know that I have to be an editor before getting any chances.. but aren’t there other wikis that are also high quality where one can get backlinks from.If there are,can you list out a few for me to swap backlinks with?

  47. Is it easy to get backlinks from wikipedia? If they are no-follow how they are going to boos t my SERP’s.

  48. Thanks for the info..But i have heard that backlinks from wikipedia are nofollow..and they are going to help in about that?

  49. It’s not easy to get them like you said, but now why are these edu links has short life guys?

  50. Thanks for this tips but i already edited a topic in wikipedia and added my link also but 15 days over search engine is not crawling that page what should i do.

  51. Hi Matthew. Very informative article. I just signed up to be an editor, and will be adding some value to Wikipedia. This will be a big undertaking, but I think that any good seo practice comes with hard word.

  52. Hi Matthew. Very informative article. I just signed up to be an editor, and will be adding some value to Wikipedia. This will be a big undertaking, but I think that any good white hat practice comes with hard word. Black hat is the easy stuff.

  53. Nice information. But having a doubt, that rather than researching over wikipedia is there not a way where we can update new information ?

  54. Hi, nice article, i’m kind a new at SEO things. So this is very usefull tips for me. Thanks

  55. Great post Matthew.I have tried many time time get back links form Wikipedia. But ut each time my links are removed by wikipedia, I will try again with your tips. Thanks!!

  56. i have tried many times to get back link from wikipedia but each time my back link is removed by wikipedia.thanks for this tips now i will try one more time

  57. thanks for useful information about back link, it’s really important for SEO. also every optimizer have to know to Off page optimization and On page optimization properly….

  58. Very nice post, will surely try these steps to get high authority link from Wikipedia, my site already has one wiki link 🙂

      • Hello Editor,

        This is nice post and I got to know how I can get backlinks from Wiki, I have tried putting in a link to my client website but it got rejected. So I came here for a research on how to publish good content and generate links to my client website. Please help.

        Varsha Paul

  59. Matthew I had been wondering about this lately. Interesting to know they are no follow links now there. It does sound quite time consuming, is it really worth it?

    • Hi Lisa, Yes you are right that there are nofollow links in wikipedia now, Yes it is worth in my view, but different people have different opinions, nofollow backlinks also helpful sometime, Google is now going more towards nofollow links.

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