How to get backlink from Wikipedia

Wikipedia backlink SEO

Sometimes back one reader of this blog asked me a question - ‘How powerful is a backlink from Wikipedia?’ Seems to be convinced and motivated with my answer, he told me he would try to acquire a backlink from Wikipedia for his own website. Since then I never heard from that person again, may be he is still trying!

If you are reading this, you may think I am trying to discourage you from getting backlink from wikipedia. Actually I am only addressing the reality. Being the biggest open source board of information online, Wikipedia, is indeed the last frontier of every SEO/Marketer/Link builder. Anyone with prior experience in this particular field will know what exactly I am trying to refer when I am using ‘last frontier’.

How powerful is Wikipedia
If I say it would be the strongest backlink that any website could get, you can surely understand the real value of a wikipedia backlink. Although the wikipedia backlink is not dofollow in nature, still it can alter your keyword ranking a big way. One of the reasons why it happens can be deduced from the fact - wikipedia holds the top position in Google search for over 90% of all its queries that gets worldwide. From this data, it is quite evident that Google thinks wikipedia to be the most authoritative website on internet. And getting a backlink from there will definitely do well for your own website’s ranking. 

So how to get ‘The’ backlink
Getting the backlink from Wikipedia is quite easy and extremely difficult simultaneously. It’s easy because you can always create wikipedia account for free, contribute to the website and publish your own articles. At the same time wikipedia is very strongly moderated and if you found spamming you will be banned immediately and what’s more your IP will be backlisted forever. So you have to be very careful. 

As I mentioned earlier it is quite an easy job, I would only guide you to that easy route only. And I am quite sure that you can successfully get the wikipedia backlink if you follow my guide as described. 

First of all you need to create your account there and contribute (edit existing articles) in order to gain the reliability. It will take some time and you need to be patient throughout this time. Once you have edited decent number of existing articles in Wikipedia, you need to search for articles relevant to your own website. After that you can edit that article again and add your website URL as citation. After your modification you need to wait for the review period (usually 1 week to 15 days). If you can successfully pass this time period (you would), your job will be completed. And you can notice the positive result on your website ranking almost immediately.

by Mark · 8

How can You Use Yahoo Answers to Grow your Online Business

With 15 million users visiting this leading question answer portal on daily basis, Yahoo Answers have to have decent opportunities for online business. And surely it has. No doubt the amount of traffic Yahoo Answers receives is immense which also made it world’s Fifth (5th) largest Social network. Now that is an achievement really, when big guns like Facebook, Twitter etc are already in that same league!

Why Yahoo Answers is different?
When it comes to Yahoo Answers marketing, the job is altogether different from other internet marketing tasks you have done or came across. Why? Simply because of the users who are participating on that community and their approach towards this website. That is what makes Yahoo Answers marketing so much interesting and profitable for the online business as well. Let put some examples to clarify –

Users are in Problem and..
In internet marketing there is a perception – “a problem creates niche”. Bigger the problem more is the potential of niche. And Yahoo Answers is the major hub of problems on online, every user has their problems. So theoretically each yahoo question is equivalent to one niche. As you can see for a competitive keyword like “weight loss” and keyword combinations; yahoo answers URL rank on top of Google SERP. Moreover it is also noticed people prefer to click on those link than other normal websites. So if you can do the Yahoo Answers marketing properly, it will be your biggest arsenal over your online business competitors. 

How to proceed?
At first you need to know the Yahoo Answers system properly. Within 1 minute a whopping number of 55 questions are posted on the community (you can get a rough idea of huge potential of Yahoo answers from these numbers itself). After making the profile you should concentrate to achieve the level 2, so that you can post live URL of your website which you are promoting.

Getting the Best Answer
Make sure the answer is detailed and actually useful for the users who have posted that question. It will also help you to get the Best answer. It is noticed a typical question on Yahoo Answers gets 7 answers on an average. And Best answer helps your website to get the required highlightation as it placed on the top of all answers. You should really work hard in order to achieve the Best answer status for most of your answers. It will also increase the credibility of Yahoo Answers profile. Last but not the least do not use your website URL in your every answers. If you do so, your profile will soon be suspended.

If you have your success stories with Yahoo Answers to share with readers, please keep them coming through comments.

by Mark · 15

Why you should Focus on Social Media – A Post Penguin Revelation

‘Social influence’, ‘social sharing’ these are some terms, that you are listening quite frequently after Google rolled its Penguin Update. People specially the webmasters are spending more time in social media sites like facebook, twitter etc, in an attempt to improve online branding. And being a webmaster for several years, I am also experiencing the impact of social influence on my website’s ranking as well. That’s why I decided to enlighten interested readers about this latest phenomenon on search engine optimization. Also please note this is very much my personal insight; you may or may not agree with every aspects that I will highlight, and that is not essential either!
Google Ranking Factors after Penguin

In various instances Google has made it clear that it is trying to be ‘more human’ with its search algorithm. Why? Because in that way it will be able to understand what searchers actually wants and accordingly Google will digg out the most appropriate results. As a consequence it is very much crucial for Google to understand the human psychology better. And we are pretty much aware about the fact that human is a social creature. So the connection between search algorithm and social influence was always there as a part of ranking factors, even when there was no Google Penguin!

Why is this buzz so prominent now? You may ask. Well, let me inform although the social sharing influence was there within the Google’s ranking algorithm way before Penguin, but this influence has only strengthened after the awake of Google Penguin. This change was always on the card and it did not surprise me at all! Because Google noticed people are spending more time on social networks than before and it was inevitable that Google has to include these social signals into its algorithm if it wanted to provide the same (or better) relevant results in search results for which it is well-known on internet.

What you should do then? I know this is the most vital question that is coming to your mind if you are a webmaster or looking after online marketing activities of some websites. You will notice some online marketing tactics are not working that efficiently and at the same time there are ‘something’ which are working magically after Google Penguin. You have to figure those out and see which is working and which is not. There may be also certain situations when you will notice some tactics are working quite well for some niche/website but that same activities are not yielding results for other websites! These conditions are very much likely to occur after Google Penguin (I am personally witnessing these phenomenon). But there is nothing to worry about these changes as Search engine optimization tactics are still working strong if you know how to use them!

by Mark · 10

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