A True 4HWW Case Study: Part 7 – Getting Wiki Links
Hey guys and gals!
This week's update is about publishing all that content I ordered and a few updates and changes that made my work both easier and harder.
The main change has been the recent release of Thrive Architect (to which I upgraded) and me getting to know how to use the tool while trying to publish a ton of new content
Then, I went to Wikipedia and smuggled a few links inside a couple articles. I'll let you know below how I did it, and we'll see if I get caught by Wiki's guards...
Week 6 Summary
- Publish new content - Check
- Get Wikipedia links - Check
- Get social signals - Check
Time input and Expenses for the week
During last week and this week I've spent close to 16hours on the site. Quite above the ideal 4h/week I planned but I'm learning quickly that things don't usually stick to plan.
The main reason like I said above, has been the recent release of Thrive Architect. I upgraded immediately to try the tool and I spent the majority of the time just messing around with it, tying to get templates on place for new articles and adjusting to the new interface etc.
This is something I wasn't counting with and I did consider rolling back to Thrive Content Builder just for the sake of simplicity but heck, I like the new tool.
Besides that, I got some social signals from PBN butler which is a very straight forward process so I don't think it's necessary to cover it here. I paid $14 usd for that, got delivered in a few days.
Brief update on pending issues from last episodes:
I finally got both the infographic and the email list back from the freelancers. Good stuff both of them. I'll be on holidays next week so my idea is to sit down one night and do all the email outreach part so that I'll hopefully have an interesting update for you guys with all my email outreach techniques and results! 😀
One big change: Thrive Architect
This last couple of weeks I've spent a lot of time around Thrive Architect. For those of you who aren't familiar about Thrive or their products, TA is a WordPress visual editor that allows you to create pages. It's a "What You See Is What You Get" or WYSIWYG editor.
This very post is made with its older brother, Thrive Content Builder.
Overall, I'd say they've come with a massive power tool with which you can personalize every single little aspect of a website. Technically better although it has a few bugs and some people aren't really fond of their interface.
Here's a review from the guys of Authority Hacker that will show you in detail everything this tool does.
Sneaking into Wikipedia
So besides the dull part of publishing and getting stuff done, I have something really interesting to share with you this week.
One of the main ranking factors are trust signals. To the reach of my knowledge, those are the things that legit sites all have to some degree.
Having incoming links from a well trusted source like Wikipedia (at Google's eyes, if you ask me I'd tell you not to always trust the Wiki) and other authoritative sites is no doubts beneficial.
(That's why marketers have been paying good money for Huffpost, Forbes and other such publications aswell as running scholarship campaigns)
I've checked with some guys that create wiki pages for you. Several hundred dollars to a grand is their price range.
But what if I just want one or two links, but I don't want the whole marketing fanfaire of a dedicated business page?
Introducing: Reference Links
These are relatively straightforward to get but you'll need a good enough piece of content that will pass the manual review of Wiki's editors.
First Step: Find a low-value wiki page
What I first did was to find three candidates for me to edit and add my link. Don't go for big pages, those get a ton of revisions and additions are looked carefully. For instance, if I wanted to add a link to the Bodybuilding Supplements wiki page, It'll probably be off in minutes.
However, if I go to a page like this one, I'll likely find at least two or three short articles about a random diet with that probably no one reads. Those are my targets.
Step 2: Editing
Here's how to edit your target wiki page
Pick "Visual Editor", go to a paragraph where you can add one single line that makes sense to justify the addition of a new source.
Then hit cite (after your text, snapshot is a bit confusing)
Add data as shown below:
Insert, save changes on the top right corner and you're good to go.
Alright so I hope this episode has been entertaining and hopefully helped you get a few useful bits like the wiki links and accepting the unexpected.
As always, I'll be around in the comments to chat with you so I'll see you down there!