Find Broken Link Building Opportunities on Wikipedia – Fastest & Easiest Way

Find Broken Link Building Opportunities on Wikipedia

Link Building Opportunities on Wikipedia

Broken link building has it all…


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There’s only one problem: finding broken links is a HUGE pain.

That is, unless you know about a little-known wrinkle in Wikipedia’s editing system.

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.

Here’s how:

First, use this simple search string: [keyword] + “dead link”

For example, if you were in the investing space you’d search for something like this:

google wiki

Next, visit a page in the search results that’s relevant to your site:

google search

Hit ctrl + f and search for “dead link”:

dead link

Your browser will jump to any dead links in the references section:


Pro Tip: Wikipedia actually has a list of articles with dead links. This makes finding dead links in Wikipedia even easier.


OK. So once you’ve found a dead link, now what?

Well you could re-create that dead resource on your site and replace the dead link in Wikipedia with yours.

But that would only land you a single link (and a nofollow link at that).


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