When I sit down and did a brainstorming session about what should I write in today’s post I realize that post like this can have more than thousands of words and I am sure that always will be missing something. But I thought that it is best to write down what are the most effective tricks that anyone can use it short-term or long-term. I will start from easiest to hardest and from short to long term.
The first and easiest according to me is the broken link trick. So, what is the trick here?
Whenever I need high PR or high quality link back to my blog or web site I am using broken link trick. It is basically one of the oldest tricks that Internet or even real business is using. Head-for-head or eye-for-eye. I will split down using this technique into two parts. First one is broken link strategy on regular sites and second one is broken link strategy on Wikipedia.
Broken link strategy on regular sites
There are lots of things that can happen in the web. A lot of possibilities why a site will go down and incur a ’404 Not Found’ status. Shit happens. And the web is full of it.
Once a site goes down, the links that point to it are immediately invalidated – they become broken links. Not every webmaster is notified when a site they are linking to goes down. The good thing is, you can do the job for them!
The trick behind Broken Link building
First you have to look for sites which might have broken links. You can start off with this type of query in the Google search box if you want link juice from .edu sites:
site:.edu intitle:”Your Targeted Niche” -inurl:pdf -inurl:doc -inurl:ppt
If you want link juice from some other sites like .gov for example you should look for:
site:.gov intitle:”Your Targeted Niche” -inurl:pdf -inurl:doc -inurl:ppt
What this advanced search query does is find you all the .edu or .gov results about “Your Niche” and remove all results that are .pdf, .doc, and .ppt – because we want to focus on websites where we can get links from. Once you’ve compiled a good list of .edu or .gov sites, you can start checking each website the old fashioned way by hand.
For Firefox users: You can download Linkcheckerto highlight broken links in a webpage that you’re browsing.
For Chrome users: You can download Check My Links Chrome extension to automatically tell you whenever there’s a broken link in a webpage that you’re in.
If you want to see what had that links as a value you have to go to Webarchive.org’s Wayback Machine .
Fixing what’s Broken
The best thing you can do to fix a broken page which is out of the bounds of your control – is to make a similar one in your own website. You could either copy the content from the Wayback Machine’s archive (since it’s dead anyway), or make a unique one from your own self or from your team.
Consequently, after you have revived the dead content inside your website, you would ask the webmaster to point the broken link to the new resource (which you’ve created) rather than the 404 Not Found webpage.
Shoot the webmaster an email stating you’ve ‘encountered’ a broken link in his/her website and you would like him/her to check it out – and suggest a replacement.
Of course, the webmaster shouldn’t get lost that you’re link building from his/her broken link. So make it look clean and neat – make it seem like you have no other agenda than to help the poor little webmaster fix his broken link.
Broken Link Handyman
Broken link building is usually a win-win strategy. You’ve helped a webmaster point to a similarly relevant source which works, and at the same time you get a back-link because that ‘source’ is found in your website. It’s really a powerful link building technique that is not so rampantly used by many link builders.
Second Part from this tutorial is using broken link strategy from sites like Wikipedia??? Is this possible.
Of course it is possible. At first when I tried this strategy I thought that it is not a reality. But in fact it is so easy that after this read anyone can use it.
There are lots of ways using which you can get backlink to your website, but in this article I’m going to share with step by step guide to get backlink + traffic from Wikipedia
What special things are performed by people who succeed with SEO, actually they perform two things very well:
- They try to identify all the technique that helps in getting results
- They put all their possible resources into executing and scaling those techniques
And in this article I tried to cover a step by step guide of SEO technique which not only help you to get backlink, but also help you to get more search engine traffic. All you need to do is just spend your few valuable minutes to tackle the technique. So are you ready?
Let’s do this:
How to Get (No Follow) Backlink from Wikipedia to Website [Broken/Dead Link strategy]
Basically, this is one of the most powerful, scalable, and powerful broken link building technique, but there’s one problem i.e. How to find broken links in Wikipedia is a little pain, unless you know about the Wikipedia editing system.
Whenever editor of Wikipedia find a dead link, they don’t delete the link right away. Instead, they add a footnote next to the link which says “Dead Link.” It will look something like:
Actually, this footnote gives another editor of Wikipedia chance to inspect the link and confirm whether link is actually dead or not, before removing it. And this footnote makes it easier to find dead links in any niche.
Here’s how you can do that:
1. First of all you need to use this simple search string:
site:wikipedia.org [hosting]+ “dead link”
For example, if you cover hosting niche, you might search something like this:
2. Now open that link, and Hit ctrl + f and search for “dead link”:
3. Your browser will take you any dead link which is present in the reference section of Wikipedia Page.
You can also check of Wikipedia list of articles with dead links which make it easier for you to find dead links in Wikipedia even easier.
So till now I teach you to find a dead link in Wikipedia, once you’ve found a dead link, now what?
Here the trick, you need to follow:
You just need to re-create the similar content of that dead resource on your site and replace the dead link in Wikipedia with your newly created content.
But this will only give you a single and most important a no follow backlink
Here’s how to get the most out of the dead links that you find on Wikipedia
We all know that, resources which are linked to Wikipedia usually have lots of links from sites with good authority and trust rate. Now this is the reason why you want to take your broken link and pop it into Open Site Explorer or any link analysis tool of your choice.
And what you’ll find is a long list of websites that you can to contact about their broken link:
For Example, the link which I found on Wikipedia has 502 backlinks from 249 referring domains.
Isn’t it an easy way to Find Broken Link Building Opportunities on Wikipedia” Just give a try to this simple and easy to use tricks to get backlink from Wikipedia + Drive more search engine traffic to your blog.
Don’t forget to share your experience with us, whether this technique really helpful to you or not? You can also share with us technique which you’re already using for making backlink and getting traffic from search engines.