When it comes to SEO, there is a dark side to Wikipedia. Many of the supposed “do-good” editors on wiki sites are removing your links not because they honestly care if you’re a reliable source or not, but because they are employed by SEO companies who are trying to protect their link juice (this is also why you may have trouble removing links from a wikia which obviously are spam. Some of the admins are the spammers!). They also do things like “wiki jacking” which ultimately benefit them while crushing competitors.

You might think it’s despicable, but here’s the thing: because this stuff goes on it becomes necessary for you to also engage in it. It’s hard to compete with these sites who are receiving so much authority from wikis if you’re not also being viewed as an authority site by wikis (so if you’re gonna blame someone, blame the search engine companies for giving so much authority ranking to wikis, who are way too easy to manipulate).

The key to beating the rival editors;
wiki history pages!

It’s pointless to engage in edit wars with them, because they control these websites and even if you manage to convince one person to not delete your link there will be others who will. So trying to protect your links on wiki sites is a gigantic waste of time.

Method #1 Link to older page versions

However, I have figured out a way to beat these guys. You see, Wiki sites allow anyone to view the prior versions of these pages and then directly link to them. All you need to do is go to the history page for that article and then find one of the edits before your site was removed from the page. Next socially bookmark that version of the page and even embed the link it into your articles and blog comments!

The even cooler thing about this technique is that your deleted link is now at the very top of the page in the part that shows what content was changed. This works well with services like Stumbleupon or Reddit, especially if there was any controversial statements made by the editors. Edit wars can spark the interest of Stumbleupon users, which can convince people to copy and paste your link into their browser just to see what the fuss was all about.

Unfortunately the older versions don’t have quite as much authority as the normal pages do, but the domain names still carry a great deal of authority weight to them. As long as you help search engines find the pages by submitting the link all over, you can get authority ranking back to your site from these older page versions.

Lastly you can always add a bunch of links to your content on your profile page, and then submit that profile page all over the internet. And every time you post a signature on Wikipedia’s talk pages, you’ll be internally linking back to your profile page, too!

Haters gonna hate, but they can’t stop this!

Method #2 Make a community blog post

The most latest Wikia version software allows any registered user to make a community blog. Moderators and rival SEO competitors pay very little attention to these blogs because they are so focused on controlling the articles. This means you can post your links on your blogs with a much lowered chance of having the links deleted.

Community blogs are a boon for back-links!

You may not be able to win the edit battles to ensure your links remain on the most recent version of  heavily trafficked articles (which the majority of users will see), but you can win the war to get authority ranking going back to your website from wiki domains related to your keywords!

Don’t let rival editors stop you, just outsmart them!


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