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    Adding Links to Wikipedia

    Has anyone tried adding content to wikipedia

    i mean the content should be quality enough to be part of wikipiedia but has anyone tried it yet.

    I have added 4 external links till now all high quality how-to's and i am getting about 20% visit daily from wikipedia.

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    can you tell us the requirements please?
    can we just add like my name in the wikipedia page and put my websites there?

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    for individual users wikipedia has what we call as user pages.

    ex : User:Anantshri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    what i am talking about quality content worth adding in wikipedia which is not self promotion.

    example : Splashy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    third link under external link is my blog post. this similar post also got featured in debian mailling list. so authentic source.

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    nice blog. i'm a linux user too. but not debain base. i'm using fedora the most.

    ex : User:Anantshri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    thanks. i might try this for my travel site. although links are not dofollow, it could give lots of traffic. 20% is a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatthehell View Post

    thanks. i might try this for my travel site. although links are not dofollow, it could give lots of traffic. 20% is a lot.
    You may be able to slip one in. They usually delete the links once they find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    You may be able to slip one in. They usually delete the links once they find them.

    As already said.

    Please add link which is relevant.

    like i gave example.

    I actually got that link published in debian news and then only i added it in wikipedia.


    currently i have around 4 links in wikipedia.

    and that's a good number also keeping in mind that articles are constantly being edited and my links have stayed for more then a year means the link is actually worth it.

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    Someone added one of my links to Wikipedia. The link points at Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Dogs that is about a breed of dog I own. It brings in about 30 visitors a day from the wikipedia listing.

    The website went from 5 people a day to 35 - nice increase IMO.

    And about adding links to Wikipedia, I believe the best way is to produce quality content, and add your links as a reference in a post. As long as it's good and not blatant self promotion, it will stay. Afterall, Wikipedia was created by the users for the users (for the most part).
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    If you try to post your link to Wikipedia to more than one place from single IP, you will get banned - I mean your website, it will be considered as spam. It only works if you have top quality website and extremely relevant, it has to be the best site (authority) in the niche if it is an important keyword. Some years ago it was a nice trick, nowdays it doesn't count too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrapak View Post
    If you try to post your link to Wikipedia to more than one place from single IP, you will get banned - I mean your website, it will be considered as spam. It only works if you have top quality website and extremely relevant, it has to be the best site (authority) in the niche if it is an important keyword. Some years ago it was a nice trick, nowdays it doesn't count too much.
    exactly what i mean to say.

    if you have the niche its a traffic boster waiting to be used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrapak View Post
    If you try to post your link to Wikipedia to more than one place from single IP, you will get banned - I mean your website, it will be considered as spam. It only works if you have top quality website and extremely relevant, it has to be the best site (authority) in the niche if it is an important keyword. Some years ago it was a nice trick, nowdays it doesn't count too much.
    It really also depends on the Wikipedia page that you add the link to. Some pages your link will be removed within 10 minutes and you will be banned. However, for other pages the links stay for a long time.

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