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Silo Structure Internal Linking

It is absolutely crucial that you implement your Silo Structure Internal Linking strategy because too many SEO agencies are generating backlinks to their websites and not passing the power throughout their webpages.

A silo structure refers to the way you organise your website content and internally link throughout the pages. This is good for user experience and allowing people to access the information they need, but it’s also a great way of improving website SEO.

Siloing Design

In silo design (a.k.a. “siloing”), a site follows a very strict internal linking structure that connects subcategories with larger categories above them.

The technique and linking pattern are critical to achieving high search engine results page (SERP) ranking.

If done correctly, there should be substantially fewer cross links for a web spider to crawl on a silo site than a standard site (sometimes there are 90% fewer cross links) – Check out this post on silo linking for a more detailed description of the strategy.

Making sure you internal link from your homepage to the category pages, then category pages to your post articles is key.

From the article submissions, linking that back to the homepage is great. This is because it can trigger the bots to crawl your whole site again and again very easily.

What is a Silo?

Take a look at this infographic below from http://webris.org/ which explains the concept of silo structures for websites, and shows you how to implement different methods:


Why Create a Silo Structure?

Well first of all, it’s easy to maintain, easy for your audience to follow, and lastly, it’s great for spreading link juice around the site.

Imagine if every link you build just goes to the page at the top of the silo. Over time, the link juice will flow down to each page and post in the silo. Therefore this makes them rank in turn.

So you want your top silo to be the most competitive page, and the bottom posts to be weaker.

Most of them should rank on their own or after building just one or two links. As you build more links, the second tier pages and finally the first page will rank as well.

So it’s great for your users, and great for SEO and search engines.

If you’re planning to build an authority site with a lot of posts and pages, it makes sense to use this structure. Be sure to read this article on creating silo structures which includes case studies and helpful examples.

The video shows a standard Silo Structure Internal Linking design. The clip is going over on-page factors which every SEO specialist needs to look at properly.

You should implement the infamous SEO Silos of WordPress or whatever content management system you use. This is hugely beneficial to strengthen all your pages and rank for multiple keywords.

Siloing is one of the most under valued technique being used by the white hat SEO companies in the UK.

Make sure you educate yourself on this technique and apply it to your site. Feel free to contact us or leave a comment if you have any questions about internal linking structures for your site.

Key Takeaway – Advantages Of Silo

The main reason I love silo so much is because it allows me to create comprehensive pages of content specifically to an individual topic. This allows me to create an indepth article specifically to do with the title of the page. I’ll then internal link with silo to supporting articles of this on the website.

Previously I would write a long piece of content trying to cover too many topics. These could have been broken down in smaller blogs and then through silo interlinked.

Therefore now I can write a piece of content on the ‘History Of Old Trafford’ and create this long comprehensive article solely on this topic. I’ll then internal link this to Man Utd sports betting page.

However previously if someone was searching for for historical data on Old Trafford and were sent to a page on sports betting for Man Utd then this would have been a bad user experience and caused high bounce rates and low time on site.

internal links help search engines

Creating a topical trust with content depth which is spoken about more here allows us to leverage low bounce to the website and quality time on site.

Then utilising silo internal linking if they want to check the odds on Manchester United to win at the weekend while playing at that stadium they can choose to or not. But in googles eyes the visit and user has had a good experience with your site.

SEO Silo January 2018

SEO silo is ever changing and it can be difficult to keep up to date with the correct silo structure. The main thing to keep in mind is to link pages that are related.

You do not want to create content cannibalization when you are adding fresh content to your site. In order to avoid this you will need to carry out internal linking and create a strong SEO silo structure.

This process is not as difficult as it seems. Basically whenever there is a cross over (when you mention something that you have another page for) you will use an anchor text link to internal link to that page.

This basically shows Google you do not want to rank this page for that keywords. You are also showing Google the page you do want to rank for that particular keyword.

If you have any questions about silo structure internal linking, make certain to leave a comment at the bottom of this article. I would be happy to to assist you and provide more detail.

Silo Meaning

What does Silo mean? Silo basically means to isolate a specific thing or system from others. Why is this important for onpage SEO? You need to isolate particular keywords to ensure you don’t rank more than one page for the same thing.

Silo structures are very important when thinking about onpage search engine optimisation, so make certain you incorporate the structure within each page. This will then help your website to progress and can actually help pages to rank better!

Learning The Ropes of Onpage SEO

If you are reading this article because wanting to learn the ropes of onpage SEO then I would recommend looking into doing this course online.

It covers all subjects from onpage, siloing, link building to marketing strategies. You need to make sure you are always developing and improving your skills every week.

Hope you liked this article and please leave a comment below or give a share on social media. For more details on developing skills and improving your mindset then I strongly recommend read these articles below :-

  1. http://www.fatrank.com/take-action-you-create-your-own-luck/ – takes about how important taking action is and do not get stuck with analysis paralysis
  2. http://www.fatrank.com/road-to-failure-lame-excuse-too-busy/ – stop saying you are too busy because we all can create time if we want but choose not to
  3. http://www.fatrank.com/digital-nomad-life-lessons/ – my favourite article I have ever written about life lessons

If you read them three above then I would really appreciate your feedback on these. I practice what I preach and if there is anything I can improve on with these articles or that is missing I will gladly add to them.

Blog Commenting Advanced Guide For SEO

Welcome to an in depth look into the various techniques of advanced blog commenting. Before we get started, its worth me clarifying that when properly applied, blog commenting is not a spammy technique, and yes it is still great for ranking in the SERPs. Despite this, blog commenting will only produce amazing results if done the right ways, and in this blog we delve deeper into some key facts and techniques involved when looking to deploy this link building campaign. Here is some reasons why blog commenting needs to be part of your SEO strategy :

  • Establish Relationships by discussing the topic of the article
  • Generate traffic if you choose articles relevant to your industry and leave valuable comment
  • Builds brand awareness adding value constantly in niche relevant blogging platforms
  • Offers a range of IP diversity in your link profile
  • You can do variation on anchor text to improve your link profile stats
  • Find a nice mix of blogs that some offer nofollow and others dofollow backlinks which is great for diverse link profile
  • Backlinks created from niche relevant websites (help topical trust)
  • Link juice passed if you select high PA page with low outbound back links (OBL)

Best Practices When Carrying out Blog Commenting

Before we get into things, i’ll quickly make you aware that there is no individual best technique method when it comes to blog comments and the reason for this is simply because if I was to say a sole master tip then every SEO agency will rinse and repeat this excessively meaning the outbound back links on this would sky rocket and therefore each of these would become less quality in value. Below is going to be several different SEO Blog Commenting techniques for you to test out and remember it is trying to find the niche relevance articles, with high PA metrics and low out bound backlinks.

What does Google think about Blog Commenting

Google are trying their best to combat link farms, manipulative link profiles and many SEO gurus in the past all spammed their websites with blog comments which got this type of link building strategy a bad name. This was from using tools like scrapebox and GSA to run 24/7 posting generic spammy comments so obviously google detected this and combatted it with penalties BUT that does not mean blog commenting is spammy. Infact here shows Matt Cutts (google employee) explaining that if carried out in the right way it is good to do this :-

Drive Targeted Traffic with Blog Comments 

One of the best factors of blog commenting is the ability to drive traffic to your site from it but it is very important you carry out it correctly. Simply leaving a comment saying ‘Great Article’ is not going to convince another reader of that particular article to want to click through to your site and this could be potentially a valuable customer to you because presumably it will be on a topic related property.

Think outside the box and start thinking what you would do if you saw an amazing comment that added more value to the information and was insightful. Go above and beyond adding extra content so that those potential customers are convinced they need to check out who you are, what you do and how you do it. Brian Dean here on this link explains some awesome tactics on how to generate traffic to your own properties and i definitely recommend watching the video because it gives great insights into using Feedly as a content management system, alltop to search for topic relevance content and followerwonk to find influencers on twitter who more than likely will be connected to blogging platforms.

Hidden Link Method

The hidden link method is an incredibly interesting topic of discussion, and one that will certainly divide opinions. This sneaky tactic involves inserting your link as a line of code that will be visible to Google, but completely hidden from the human eye (that is, unless you view the page source).

This sly technique can be an absolute life saver when it comes to high PR blog commenting, as many blogs/sites will have strict policies about not including links in the comments, stating something along the lines of “Any use of outbound link on an article comment will lead to your comment post being terminated”.

The great thing with this technique is that unless the owner of the blog checks the page source of that particular page for links (which is highly unlikely) they have absolutely no idea that you’ve entered a link with your comment. This ensures that your comment will remain on the page, whilst also getting a link back to your site that only you know about. Pretty cool, right? The piece of coding you’ll need to enter to test this strategy looks like this:

<a href=”www.fatrank.com”></a>

This is a technique that people aren’t familiar with, or just don’t think about applying for their blog commenting campaigns. It doesn’t always work for every blogging platform or website, however there’s absolutely no harm in trying it, and if it does work, happy days!

Google Search 

Another way of sourcing relevant blog/news comments is by simply using a google search string. It is key to make sure you always check the OBL is low on the site, however for this technique you want to enter similar search to the examples below, but obviously with the niche of your choice. I will use sport as an example :-

  • “site:dailymail.co.uk sport comment” – this will pull any content that has the words “sport” and “comment”. The reason comment is good to have in the equation is because will bring pages that has wording like ‘submit comment’ or ‘please leave a comment’ or ‘post a comment’ etc. The good thing with adding “site:dailymail.co.uk” is it will bring an authority website that you would love to have links from but again you can vary this to your particular niche and you will personally know what the authority websites are in your niche
  • sport “no comments posted yet” or “be the first to comment” – this example is amazing because allows you to show web pages to do with your niche that has zero comments yet submitted because the lower the out bound backlinks the better
  • “powered by blogger” + “Post a Comment” OR “Subscribe to: Post Comments” + niche
  • “CommentLuv Enabled” OR “Enable CommentLuv” + niche

You can add various combinations to this search type to completely customise and personalise the results to your liking. If you have any other great google search phrases then please leave a comment at the end of this article and once i have tested this out then if good information i will add it into here.

When doing your search string then a few top tips is to go onto search tools > any time > past month so it brings up the latest web pages because it is always best to try and comment first on articles to get more juice as your link is placed higher up the page. Also when doing this it is advised to go into the settings cog and click onto search settings > never show instant results and then move the amount to 50 which will then in google create your google search to show 50 results in the SERPs and this saves you time clicking through the pages.


Here is a great article which explains the best techniques on utilising commentluv for blog commenting and in this link it shows you how to generate a list of web pages into excel and monitor the comments you have submitted.

If you follow the 5 steps on commentluv blog commenting then this is personally my preferred method because you get both a nofollow link back to your home page and then a dofollow high pr backlink to the latest blog post you have written on that website also which is great.

Google Alerts

Using Google Alerts is essential to keeping ontop of your competition and latest news. Setting up your main keywords as google alerts to send you an email everyday is awesome because it keeps you ontop of all the latest news. When receiving the news articles this is perfect bait for you to start leaving comments because is it will be niche relevant urls for you to start engaging with. Prospecting through google alerts for blog comments is one of my preferred methods and is great as gentle reminders each day on the email to carry out a few comments to build up your authority.

If you are unfamiliar with google alerts then you really need to read this article from searchenginejournal which explains the benefits of using it for various seo link building techniques and the guidance on there for set up and implementing strategies is great.


While SEO should never be the ultimate goal of an active commenting community, it is a nice side effect. Disqus has demonstrated that people spend more time on pages where Disqus is installed according to this link. This translates into more page views and more comments, which keep pages fresh and give search engines more data to crawl.

Disqus has worked closely with search engines, including Google, to ensure Disqus is crawlable, though ultimately, indexing is out of Disqus’ hands. That being said, there is always the option to sync comments locally to be rendered in the HTML of the page. While Disqus implements the necessary functionality for Google to crawl comments, indexing comments is at Google’s discretion and as disqus pops onto the pages as javascript then there is many discussions about whether it is worthwhile for an SEO point of view to use for blog commenting as backlinks but on the flipside it does a large community which could drive traffic.

So to answer your questions on Disqus then comments can be indexed. This either requires special server side setup or relying on Google only which can index dynamically loaded content. The surest way of getting Disqus indexed is rendering comments server side (e.g. using the Disqus / WordPress integration). This requires more complex backend configuration and will need paid API quota for high volume sites. It does however work with all search engines.

The other way it can be indexed is when a search engine crawler load the javascript based content on the page. Matt Cutts, head of Google’s Webspam team, has tweeted publicly about this. It’s unclear which other search engines, if any, also index dynamic content in the same way. This may not always be reliable with Google and probably doesn’t work at all with any other search engines according to many Q&A forums.

Akismet and WordPress

So to start things off, I felt it would be important to briefly explain the role of Akismet and the problems it can cause for those trying to kick start their blog comments on WordPress blogs. So for those who are unfamiliar with Akisment, its basically a very popular, free WordPress plug in that protects its blogs from receiving spam comments.

At this point you might be thinking “Well that’s fine, i’ll simply not add links in the comments I post” But unfortunately its not as simple as that. Akismet has a knack of being so protective over its blogs, that it will barely allow any comment in (whether spammy or not). And seeing as thousands upon thousands of WordPress blogging platforms have this plugin installed, this makes blog commenting a very challenging practice on WP hosted sites.

Ana Hoffman summed the Akisment situation up brilliantly in her post fittingly titled Die Akismet Die, where she explains the problem with the plug-in in further detail as well as presenting a few examples.

Despite the annoyance that Akismet causes for us SEOs, you might be surprised to hear that these annoyances may actually be a bit of a blessing in disguise. Think about it, if the majority of WordPress websites have Akismet installed, than the majority of SEOs will stay well away from WordPress blog commenting in SEO 2018. It might take longer than usual, but if you look around carefully you should be able to find some WordPress sites without the Akismet plug-in, and guess what? Barely anyone will be utilising these comments sections for their SEO, allowing you to get one step ahead of the game and pick up some blog comments without the dilution of other peoples links.

Is this the best way of obtaining high PR blog comments? Of course not. This process will likely take a lot long longer than finding a blog comment anywhere else as you’ll spend a lot of time posting comments that will later be removed by Akismet, however there could be some real hidden gems by giving this a go. How can you check whether a website is running the Akismet plugin is very simple by ‘view source code’ of the target page and if it is loaded in the header then they are using it and if you cannot find it by searching the view source code then happy days it is not enabled.

Done For You Services

Although the blog commenting is crucial through 2018 then you really need to understand the algorithm for the reasoning why with regards to link type diversity, anchor text diversity and IP diversity. You can damage your link profile if you do not understand this and for that reason if you are a beginner or not completely familiar with backlink profiles or do not have the time to do this strategy properly we strongly recommend a done for you service by COMMENT MONSTER at https://www.commentmonster.com/

Comment Monster sources the highest quality PA and PR webpages that are niche relevant to leave comments on the articles which not only get approved by the authors but actually add value to the information shared. They will not be the cheapest gig online as you can purchase 20,000 blog comments by bots on fiverr but they certainly will be the best value on the internet. Don’t get caught up in buying spammy backlinks but buy for reputable companies that offer the top rated services.

Conclusion to SEO Blog Commenting

Above is many various ways and strategies how you can complete doing this in 2018 to stay one step ahead of your competitors and get your brand infront of as many potential clients as possible. Remember it is not just for the link juice or backlink you are solely doing this but when done manually you can implement it to gain company exposure and hits to your website.

I want to finish off by making sure that when searching for the webpages you have the mozbar switched on so can check the PR, page authority and domain authority of the URLs. Just so you can start on the webpages with the better metrics and finally the OBL (out bound links) of the URL is very important because if you find a great webpage but it has over 100 outbound backlinks then the likelihood is it has been spammed and you do not want to start receiving links from places with bad neighbourhood metrics this will have because will have negative effects on your rankings.

Time is most marketing and SEO agencies biggest headache and for this reason blog commenting gets put to the bottom of the pile of things to complete. For this reason the done for you service by comment monster is certainly a great option for you and as this offers true value for money we believe for many this could be the most viable option.

I would love for you to leave comments on this with any extra added value content you can think of so i can add this to the advanced guide and also your feedback on it would be great. Be kind because i understand the design of the article is not great with being broken up with fancy images but i just wanted to deliver all the content and guides instead of it looking pretty. Have a great 2018 and hopefully through networking get to see many of you at events or meet ups this year.



How To Get Links From Wikipedia

Wikipedia is one of the most authoritative and well trusted sites on the internet, providing users with detailed information on almost any topic they can think of. Getting links to your website from Wikipedia can be extremely beneficial for a number of reasons.

A backlink from a site with this kind of authority shows Google that you can be trusted and your content is relevant to the topic. It also means you can generate a lot of traffic from Wiki if people click on the link to find out more about the topic they are interested in. Other high authority websites may also start to link to you as a reliable source if they see you are used as a reference on Wikipedia. So, how can you get links to your site from a relevant Wiki page?

Step By Step Guide:


  1. Clear history, cache and cookies on your browser
  1. Download a Proxy Switcher from your browser’s extension store e.g. hidemyass, jumbo proxy switcher, best proxy switcher etc.
  1. Change your proxy. Confirm you have done this by checking your IP address has changed from your normal one.
  1. Head over to wikipedia.org and press ‘create account’
  1. Add a random username & password (make note of this just in case)
  1. Head over to the search section, type in your niche and press the bottom result which will say ‘containing….’
  1. Scroll through the results until you have found a page that has been last updated from 2013/14 or before
  1. Find a fact or statement on the page in the text that has not yet been cited or referenced
  1. Press ‘edit source’
  1. Highlight fact / statement that you found
  1. Press cite, then head over to ‘template’ and press ‘cite web’
  1. Add your URL in
  1. Add a descriptive title e.g. if your niche was astro turf then it would be something like ‘The History of Astro Turf’
  1. Add a formal webpage name e.g. ‘Astro Turf Manufacturers’
  1. Press ‘insert’ , then ‘save changes’
  1. Fill out the captcha at the top of the page, then scroll to the bottom of the page and tick the box saying ‘this is a minor edit’.
  1. Press save changes again
  1. This should now be completed – test the link!

NOTE: If you are going to now do another wikipedia link:


For the video tutorial of how this is carried out, see below:

Alternative Broken Link Method

As an alternative for wikipedia links you can look into the broken link method. You see, when a Wikipedia editor stumbles on a dead link, they don’t delete the link right away. Instead, they add a footnote next to the link that says “dead link”. This footnote gives other editors a chance to confirm that the link is actually dead before removing it. And that simple footnote makes finding broken links dead simple. Search this in the google searchbar.


site:wikipedia.org [keyword] + “dead link”

Next, visit a page in the search results that’s relevant to your site. Hit ctrl + f and search for “dead link” to find where this is on your niche relevant page. Pro Tip: Wikipedia actually has a list of articles with dead links. This makes finding dead links in Wikipedia even easier. Once you have the dead links it is then the technique to try and make sure that link you add to your site looks natural. You can do this by using Brian Dean Moving Man method.

Getting Started with Wikipedia Links

Before you login or create a new account, you need to make sure you are using software which changes your IP address. This stops Wikipedia from recognising multiple accounts from the same IP address as the accounts could get shut down for spam. If each of your accounts comes from a separate IP address, it is seen as different users in different locations creating legitimate, natural links which contribute to the quality of the Wikipedia pages.

Once you have chosen your IP address, you can then either create a new account or log into one you already have. If you are using a new account, or one which hasn’t been used much, you should start off by making some genuine edits to pages which need information adding. This will give your account some more authority before you start trying to add links to your own. If you try straight away to add links to your own website, Wikipedia will see this as self promotion or spam and close your account without hesitation.

Making Your First Edits

The simplest way to make a few genuine edits to existing pages is to go to the ‘Community Portal’ tab on the left hand side. This will show you a list of articles which are in need of edits, additional information and general improvements. If you go to the section titled ‘Fix Wikilinks’, this brings up a list of articles which need more internal links to other pages on Wikipedia. You can then choose a page that you know something about or have an interest in, and have a look through the article to see if there is any information that could link to another page within Wikipedia. For example, if you found a page about a certain band that needed some Wikilinks adding, and the content described the genre of the band as ‘rock music’, you could link it to the ‘Rock Music’ page within Wikipedia.

To add this link you click the ‘edit’ tab on the top right of the page and find the text you want to hyperlink within the article and highlight it. Then click on the link icon and a box will appear which allows you to search for the Wikipedia page you want to link to, select ‘to a Wiki page’ and then ‘insert link’. You can then scroll down to the bottom of the page to a box which says ‘edit summary’ and describe what you have done, for example you could just say ‘inserted Wikilink’. You can then save the page and the new link will be shown on the article. Do this same process for a few more pages just to make genuine contributions which age your account to give it better authority.

Getting Links to Your Own Site

Now you have added some edits to various pages which contribute to Wikipedia and give you account a bit more authority, you can start to look at adding links to your own site. To start off, you need to find some relevant Wikipedia pages which you can link from to your website to add value to the article itself. So, for example, you run a wildlife conservation park which looks after rhinos and your website talks about rhino conservation. Start with searching through Wikipedia for pages which talk about rhinos, wildlife conservation, endangered species etc. Anything which you could link to your website to give users more information on the topic.

You should be looking for pages which don’t have a lot of activity or frequent edits on them, and aren’t heavily followed by one particular member. This is because with articles that have a lot of activity, particularly from one person, you are less to keep any links you put on because they are moderated more frequently. Other users are more likely to remove your link and replace it with a link to their own site. You can check the activity on a page by clicking ‘view history’ on the top right, this will show you all previous edits to the page. If the article has an average of more than one edit a month, move on to a different one as it’s probably too heavily monitored.

Once you’ve found a relevant page to your site which has a good amount of content but doesn’t have a lot of frequent activity or edits, you can start trying to add links. There are a few places you can put links into a Wikipedia article and there’s a different process for each one.

Image Links

Having images on a page adds value and improves user experience, Wikipedia loves having images on its articles and you can add a link within an image which goes back to your site. To upload an image onto Wikipedia, you need to go to Wikimedia Commons and click on the ‘welcome’ page. Scroll down to the section titled ‘First Steps Tutorial’ and click on ‘upload files’which will take you to a separate page to upload images. Select the option ‘entirely my own work’ to show that the images you are uploading are yours. You can then choose a file to upload and once it has uploaded fill in the details and be sure to put a descriptive file name. You should put the link to your website in the ‘original source’ box and then add a date for the work. You can add a short description of the image and the scroll down to the licencing box and select ‘Universal Public Domain Dedication, all rights waived (public domain)’.

When all of this is complete and the image is uploaded, it will appear in Wikimedia commons for anybody to use. This is an added bonus as other people can upload your image onto different pages and it will link back to your website through the ‘original source’ link that you put in. Try to choose pages which don’t already have a lot of images on them if you are going to add an image link. Too many pictures on a page with less content can look messy so look for pages which only have a few. You can insert this image into a page you are editing by going to the ‘edit’ tab on the article. Insert the code underneath the heading in the chosen section of the content.

You would do this by inserting this piece of code and adding in the relevant information to your image with the file name, alt tag which shows a brief description, and a caption for the image:


So using the example of rhino conservation again, if you have an image with the file name rhinopark.jpg you would use this code:

[[File:rhinopark.jpg|thumb|alt=Rhinos eating lunch at a wildlife conservation park.|Endangered rhinos at wildlife reserve.]]

Once you have added in the code for the image, scroll down to the ‘edit summary’ and write a brief description of what you have done, for example ‘Added image’. Before you save the page, it is important that you ‘show preview’ first to check that you have inserted the code correctly and you haven’t made any mistakes. If you don’t preview your changes, you may end up having to make more edits and this might draw attention from moderators which you don’t want.

When you have checked that everything is working correctly on the page, you can save it and you will have a relevant link back to your website from that article.

External Links Section

At the bottom of most Wikipedia articles there will be an ‘External links’ section which gives the reader a number of sources from other sites which relate to the topic of the page. These could be academic websites, news articles and other informative pages which relate to that particular Wikipedia article. You can also get a link to your own website in this section by simply editing the external links section and adding the link to your site.

To do this, click ‘edit’ next to the ‘External links’ heading at the bottom of the page. This will then show you the code for each of the external links which have been added to that section. The easiest way to add your link is to copy the code of a link which is already there, and paste it underneath. Then change the URL within the code to go to your website page. Again, make sure you fill in the ‘edit summary’ section with what you have done, and show a preview of the page before you save it to check for any mistakes.

Wikipedia Reference Links

Each page on Wikipedia has to have reference links which back up the information within the content of the page. These appear within the written article content and also at the bottom of the page. They usually include links to educational journals, newspapers, other encyclopaedias and generally just good quality, reliable sources. The simplest way of adding a link to your own website within the ‘references’ section is to change an existing link and point it to your site.

To do this, go into the main ‘edit’ tab on the top right of the page and find the code for the reference link you want to change within the content. All you need to do is change the URL within the code which the link is pointing to by pasting in your site’s URL and removing the existing one. Once you have changed the URL within the code, make sure to preview the page again before saving it to check that the new link works. You should then fill in the ‘edit summary’ of what you have done to say something like ‘corrected citation’, and then you can save the page.

When adding links through images, citations and external links sections, you should try to make sure your edits have a minimal impact. Wikipedia focuses on positive user experience and making sure the reader finds good quality information which is relevant to what they are looking for. Any links you put in should add value to the page instead of just self promoting your own site. Links which aren’t relevant or are seen to add no value will be taken down by moderators very quickly so there’s no point wasting your time.

 Updated Tips for Wiki Links

Below is an updated method for getting a link to your website from a Wikipedia article:

It takes about 3 months of good edits to age a blog (don’t try and get a link without an aged account – unless you are using the quick method). Wiki wants their information to have references, which is how we are going to get a link.

  • Find relevant Wiki categories by searching for your niche on Google inurl:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: “niche”
  • When a list of Wiki SERPS show, click on one and then where it says ‘Pages in categories’ choose one.
  • Make sure you check the history of the page as you only want to get a link from, you should choose one which has not been updated in a while/ not a lot of content and not a regular user making edits.
  • When you have found a category in your niche which is suitable to get a link from, create content about this category (this article will be the one you get a link from Wiki to).
  • To post the link, click the Edit button and start writing some relevant information, then add this code at the end of the sentence <ref>{{cite news| url=nichewebsite.com| title=Niche Title| publisher=Niche Name| accessdate=2012-03-24 (date article was created)| date=25 November 2015 (date you posted the reference)}}</ref>
  • Make sure before you save it, that you have a look what it will look like and also let Wiki know what changes you have made, for example I have added a reference
  • Then post and you will have a Wiki link
  • Here is how it looks without bits of blue and relevant website <ref>{{cite news| url=http://www.onlinebingofriends.com/reviews/| title=Online Bingo Reviews 2016| publisher=Online Bingo Friends| accessdate=2012-03-24| date=25 November 2015}}</ref>

Having a link from a Wikipedia article can be really beneficial for boosting trust to your website. Feel free to ask any questions and connect with us if you’d like to discuss this topic or any other link building strategies for 2016.

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