How to Create Wikipedia Page‭ ‬for SEO Benefits

Published On: 21 November 2013.By .
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Wikipedia is‭ ‬among the top‭ ‬5‭ ‬non-profit‭ ‬websites in terms of traffic.‭ ‬Wikipedia offers free encyclopedia with‭ ‬over‭ ‬30‭ ‬million articles in‭ ‬287‭ ‬languages,‭ ‬including over‭ ‬4.3‭ ‬million in the English Wikipedia.‭ ‬These all articles are written by volunteers and are monitored by Wikipedia‭’‬s editors.‭ ‬In a survey for‭ ‬1000‭ ‬random words searched Wikipedia ranked‭ ‬1‭ ‬for‭ ‬52%‭ ‬and‭ ‬2‭ ‬for the next‭ ‬24%‭ ‬and it‭ ‬ranked‭ ‬on‭ ‬the first page of‭ ‬99%‭ ‬of keywords.‭ ‬Now that‭’‬s a big search engine impact.‭ ‬Wikipedia also serves‭ ‬365‭ ‬million readers worldwide which makes it the most readable article base website on‭ ‬internet.

But how does it affect SEO industry and its process‭?

Why Wikipedia Pages Rank so well‭?

The answer is‭ ‬simple‭;‬ Wikipedia pages have non-promoting unique articles that are aptly cited.‭ ‬Secondly Wiki‭ ‬pages receive enormous inbound‭ ‬links from all sorts of domains.‭ ‬Even I created back link to wiki pages‭ ‬2-3‭ ‬times in this article.‭ ‬Wikipedia have a‭ ‬domain authority of‭ ‬100/100‭ (‬on Open site explorer‭) ‬which is a score that only a few web sites have.‭

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Link Building on Wikipedia

Wikipedia uses Nofollow rel in all the backlinks,‭ ‬so no link juice or SEO value is passed on.‭ ‬But Wikipedia receives‭ ‬such‭ ‬a‭ ‬huge traffic that‭ ‬if links are placed in right position can‭ ‬generate good amount of traffic.‭ ‬Creating a Wikipedia page also enhances brand value and recognition but creating‭ ‬a‭ ‬Wiki page is a difficult task.‭ ‬Wikipedia uses citation to judge notability of the subject.‭ ‬These citations can be from different backgrounds‭ ‬such as books,‭ ‬web sources,‭ ‬journals etc.‭ ‬Getting a biography published in Wikipedia is even more difficult because of the citation issues.‭


What articles you can publish on Wikipedia:

  • Company:‭ ‬It doesn’t matter whether the company is too big or not,‭ ‬Wikipedia guides that if the firm has done some notable work than it can be added to the encyclopedia.‭ ‬Find out any‭ ‬“blue chip‭”‬ project that your company is associated‭ ‬with‭;‬ create a back link on that blue chip client‭’‬s wiki page.‭

  • ‏Person:‭ ‬Anyone who has done something notable like if he is published in any sort of journals or has written some papers can have his encyclopedia,‭ ‬only key here is how you project that person.

  • Link on references:‏ ‎If any article on Wiki has some technical aspect that you can cite or refer then create a backlink on reference.‭

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Image SEO via Wikipedia:

Wikipedia can also be used to promote Images on a very large‭ ‬scale.‭ ‬Upload all your images on common.‭ ‬Images need not to be used on any articles,‭ ‬they Rank great in Google Image search.‭

Just keep‭ ‬in mind:

  • Upload image on Wiki Upload wizard‏ ‎here.

  • Choose right copyright certification.‏ ‎If‭ ‬you have no copyright issue then choose common (on Common wikipedia allows to upload images that can be shared and used).

  • Write accurate description and title.‏

  • ‏‎Wikipedia also allows deletion of the uploaded images.



Wiki-PR is a website that provides assistance in creating wiki pages.‭ ‬Wiki-PR is famous for creating illusive content so to mislead editors.‭ ‬Wikipedia have also appointed many editors for investigate pages that were created by web sites like Wiki-PR.‭ ‬Web sites like Wiki-PR degrades the content of Wikipedia,‭ ‬they‭ ‬ use Sockpuppet (Internet‭) ‬to promote the notability of the subject, SockPuppet is creating fake identity.


Tips‭ ‬to Create Wiki page:

  • Gather high authority on-line citations:‭ ‬High authority web sites like‭ ‬.edu and‭ ‬.gov that are considered as unbiased.‭ ‬Blogs and articles that are posted on other domains do not have that much dominance.‭

  • ‏‎“Mind Your Language‏”‎:‏ ‎While submitting article about your subject,‭ ‬always use a formal tone with a neutral point of view.‭ ‬Do not over praise the subject,‭ ‬write only facts and important details.

  • Use Talk Page:‏ ‎Use Wikipedia talk page to communicate with the editors.‭ ‬Ask them about the shortcomings of the article and improve the articles.‭ ‬Live chat and other tools are also available to gather information about the submissions.‭

  • ‏‎Resubmit:‭ ‬It could take a while before you can actually put an article on Wikipedia so keep on improving the content and submit again for reconsideration.

You need not to create fake references and‭ ‬citations‭;‬ just by choosing right words and referencing to good places‭ ‬you can add your own Wikipedia page.‭ ‬We can also try to create a Wiki page by closely following Wiki‭’‬s guidelines and projecting the subject as notable.

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