How To Link Spam Wikipedia

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How To Link Spam Wikipedia

Peter Davis was sifting through Wikipedia one day and came across some obvious spam links and after striking up some discussion with Wikipedia editors and admins, has come to find out that a bit of seniority with the Wikipedia project will keep your spam links intact.

Peter reviews his experience in his blog post; Wikipedia and Link Spammers – A “How-to” Guide, and also lays down these 3 Golden Rules of getting high quality links in Wikipedia (yes, this is a bit tongue and cheek – but ironically is starting to sound a bit more and more like DMOZ by the day with its pick-and-choose problems):

1. Get yourself a few helpful edits under your belt. It seems that admins there are much more receptive to link spammers who appear to be contributors.

2. Get a “friendly” admin to back you up. It seems that other admins are unlikely to reverse the decision of another admin, even when evidence of stolen content is clearly given.

3. Don’t add the actual content into the Wikipedia, that just defeats the whole reasoning behind getting your link in the first place.

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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  • Peter T Davis

    Thanks for the mention Loren. I’m glad you ‘got’ my peculiar sense of humor in this serious issue. 😉

  • Sushubh

    boo to this post. 😛 spamming is evil. wikipedia should be spam-free. 😀

  • Blu Aardvark

    yay to this post. 😛 Wikipedia is evil. The internets should be Wikipedia-free. 😀

  • Loren Baker, Editor

    Hopefully this post will expose some of the spamming and favoritism which is occurring in Wikipedia and not lead to new or more spamming of the informational source.

  • Ta bu shi da yu

    Yay to my post 😛 Wikipedia Review is evil. The Internet should be Wikipedia Review free. And so should Wikipedia, which is why Blu’s site was removed from the article “Criticism of Wikipedia”.

  • Ta bu shi da yu

    And to those who also aren’t aware of it, the Wikipedia Review has a history of posting libel. I was perhaps unfair in calling it Blu Aardvark’s site. However, it is the place that people go when they get banned from Wikipedia.

    However, in reference to my previous comment: people should be aware that the link to Wikipedia Review is no longer on the article “Criticisms of Wikipedia” – particularly when the site admins like Selina post pornographic images and say that it is an image of one of our female admins. Add this to the fact that we really don’t count them as notable enough and the link has been removed.

    This is a good case of an external link being removed from an article.

    And yes, I am a Wikipedia admin.


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  • SEO Web Design

    I never post in wikipedia

  • Steve Wilkie

    I tried to put an informative link on a very new and unexpanded section and I got blocked! Oh well.

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  • Gaurav Nautiyal

    I hate Wikipedia. It seems that it’s showing partiality with some sites. I am unable to publish my article since last 2 months.. Ha .. lol.. Any other way to overcome with this unsolved problem..??