Gary Hainsworth

How To Get Links From Wikipedia And Other Wikis

19th Apr 2023 Digital PR Blog 2 minutes to read

Link building is still an essential component of any successful SEO strategy. While there are many ways to acquire backlinks, links from high-authority sites like Wikipedia and other wikis can be particularly valuable.

In this article, we will discuss some tips and tricks for acquiring links from Wikipedia and other wikis.

Do Your Research

Before you begin the process of acquiring links from Wikipedia and other wikis, it’s essential to do your research. Identify the relevant pages on Wikipedia and other wikis that are related to your niche or industry. Start by looking for pages related to your brand, products, or services. You can use search engines like Google to find these pages.


Contribute Quality Content

Once you’ve identified the relevant pages, it’s time to contribute quality content. Wikipedia and other wikis have strict guidelines when it comes to the content they accept, so it’s important to follow their guidelines to avoid rejection.

Make sure your content is informative, well-written, and backed up by credible sources. Use proper formatting, citations, and references to ensure that your content meets the site’s standards.

Be a Valuable Contributor

In addition to contributing quality content, you should also be a valuable contributor to the site. This means engaging with other contributors, participating in discussions, and helping to improve the overall quality of the site.

By being an active member of the community, you will be more likely to gain the trust and respect of other contributors, which can increase the likelihood of your links being accepted.


Use Citations and References

When contributing to Wikipedia and other wikis, it’s important to use citations and references to back up your claims. This not only makes your content more credible, but it also makes it more likely to be accepted by the site’s editors.

Use reputable sources, such as academic journals or government websites, to back up your claims. Avoid using sources that are biased or unreliable, as this can damage your credibility and decrease the likelihood of your links being accepted.

Follow the Rules

Finally, it’s important to follow the rules when it comes to contributing to Wikipedia and other wikis. These sites have strict guidelines when it comes to link building, and failing to follow these guidelines can result in your content being rejected or even removed.


Make sure you read and understand the site’s guidelines before contributing. Follow these guidelines to the letter to ensure that your content is accepted and that your links are valuable.

In conclusion, getting links from Wikipedia and other wikis can be a valuable addition to your SEO strategy. By doing your research, contributing quality content, being a valuable contributor, using citations and references, and following the rules, you can increase your chances of success. Remember that building links takes time and effort, but the rewards can be significant in terms of increased traffic, visibility, and authority.

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Gary Hainsworth

Senior Organic Data Specialist

Gary is our technical SEO specialist and boasts more than 10 years’ experience in the industry. With in-depth knowledge on site migrations and all aspects of technical SEO, he’s a valuable asset to our team. Gary’s worked with the likes of the V&A, Warburtons, the NHS and the Lake District National Park. He has a passion for guitars too, be that playing them, modifying them or even building them. Gary has appeared in Startups Magazine, Portsmouth News and

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