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Will backlinks from Wikipedia help you rank?

lisahandson
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Will backlinks from Wikipedia help you rank?

Hello everyone,

My question is, Getting back links from Wikipedia is helpful for keyword ranking?
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maryt
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Hi Lisa,

You cannot promote affiliate websites on Wikipedia. This is against their policy.

If you want to build backlinks from authority sites, look for related, high PR websites with a really good following/traffic. Try to build backlinks by publishing and sharing good content.
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carolinemurphy
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I understood Google respects Wikipedia Link but Getting link from Wikipedia is only benefited you to driving traffic to your site rather than keyword ranking.
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hcfgrizzly
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lisahandson wrote:Hello everyone,

My question is, Getting back links from Wikipedia is helpful for keyword ranking?


From what I know all the Wikipedia links have the nofollow attribute so you won`t have any ranking advantage.
Why do you want to spam Wikipedia? Have you run out of places to spam?
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rankwatch
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Getting a link from reputed website like Wikipedia is definitely a tough task. Wikipedia provides a nofollow link, but wiki links are considered as high quality backlinks and they help you to rank your keywords in search engines. You can get a link only if you link a relevant site for that specific page.
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hcfgrizzly
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watchrankforum wrote:Getting a link from reputed website like Wikipedia is definitely a tough task. Wikipedia provides a nofollow link, but wiki links are considered as high quality backlinks and they help you to rank your keywords in search engines. You can get a link only if you link a relevant site for that specific page.


I`m just curious. If these links are nofollowed. How are they helping your rankings?
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lisahandson
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hcfgrizzly wrote:
watchrankforum wrote:Getting a link from reputed website like Wikipedia is definitely a tough task. Wikipedia provides a nofollow link, but wiki links are considered as high quality backlinks and they help you to rank your keywords in search engines. You can get a link only if you link a relevant site for that specific page.


I`m just curious. If these links are nofollowed. How are they helping your rankings?


Yes, I agree with you. No-follow link does not pass link juice from one site to another. I think, Wikipedia link only benefits to driving traffic instead of ranking a keyword.
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denise taylor
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Why do you want to spam Wikipedia? Have you run out of places to spam?


That is too funny!
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abhishekknigam
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No doubt Wikipedia link is no-follow but some where it is going to help-you to improve your website ranking.
And it is not only going to help you in improving ranking but also help you in building trust and coming on
Google knowledge graph.
So as per my experience you should creating Wikipedia links from relevant pages.
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aquibsk123
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We know Wikipedia is gold mines for content with links. Wikipedia having high domain authority & page authority on each and every page. The reason behind that, the number of incoming backlinks & great content. Wikipedia is one of the oldest websites with millions of traffic daily and ranks on 7th position according to the Alexa.

I know there are many questions going in your mind such as are:

Backlink from Wikipedia are useful or not?

Yes it is Useful. I got some reference material for you. How to get backlink from Wikipedia complete tutorial May be this help you out.
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magentoocodewire2015
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Yes, off-course
Somehow, Backlinks from Wikipedia helps you to rank better in Google. It increases the chance of getting traffic towards your websites.
We know that Wikipedia backlinks are not so important but it builds trust and loyalty of the business.
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