Wow! My Site was Cited as a Reference in a Wikipedia Article!

Last Update: December 04, 2017

This morning I was checking my Google Analytics account. One of the things I always like to check is the source my visitors came from.

Usually the sources consist of organic traffic from Google, and perhaps a couple from social media as well. But today, I saw this:

2 visits from Wikipedia!?

Natural backlinks from Wikipedia are extremely hard to get. The backlink is no-follow so it won't pass any "link juice", but it should still be a great relevancy signal to Google.

More than anything, I'm just happy that my post was authoritative enough to be used as a reference. I consider that alone a great accomplishment. And, perhaps best of all, this has inspired me to go through my articles and beef them up, as well as publish great content more frequently.

Anyway, just thought I'd share this with the community. If you have any questions or thoughts, I'd love to hear from you!

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NatNiches Premium
That's great to hear! Good job!
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waian Premium
Thank you! :)
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mybiz4u Premium
Awesome...love it! Congrats!
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waian Premium
Thank you!
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littlemama Premium
How awesome! Great job Ian! Too bad about the nofollow.
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waian Premium
Thank you, Grace! I've read that even nofollow links from Wikipedia likely carry good value. Plus, it helps make my link profile more diverse and natural.
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littlemama Premium
That's good to hear, there won't be much negatives having your site on there for sure, just wished you could have gotten more that's all. :)
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waian Premium
Yeah, that would be nice. I'm still really happy though, cause a link from Wikipedia is very difficult to get, plus, supposedly it looks good in Google's eyes. :)
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littlemama Premium
Definitely! Very happy for you. :)
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jivitaa339 Premium
That's great Ian, congrats!
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waian Premium
Thank you!
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jerzgrandma Premium
Well done Ian! This is impressive. Congratulations!
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waian Premium
Thanks! :)
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vhHayley Premium
Wow! That is so cool! Nice work!! :D
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waian Premium
Thank you! :)
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AriefWibowo Premium
That's great!
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waian Premium
Yeah. Thanks! :)
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hthiew Premium
Cool. Well done!
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waian Premium
Thanks!
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Landon1 Premium
That's not only exciting but quite impressive. It's truly amazing at what happens when we venture out. Often times we sell ourselves short. You clearly have a great knowledge that others want to know about. Keep going!
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waian Premium
Thank you for the kind words, Landon! It's a nice reward for all the work I've put into this tough niche. :)
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CraigW315 Premium
That's pretty cool! Congrats!
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waian Premium
Thank you, Craig!
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BrendanB1 Premium
Congratulations Ian, amazing result. Thank you for sharing :)
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waian Premium
Thanks, and you're welcome!
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DBlanchard Premium
Great stuff waian!
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waian Premium
Thank you! :)
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Skydancer1 Premium
Very Nice.. Well done.
Now to get more that way, LOL
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waian Premium
Thanks! Yes, hopefully that's the first of many. :)
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MartyHubon Premium
Okay now that's something to strife for, well done, supreme effort.
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waian Premium
Thank you! :)
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NathalieJG Premium
Great achievement!
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waian Premium
Thank you!
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laurenjean Premium
Congratulations!!! How exciting!
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waian Premium
I know! Thanks. :)
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Awesome results.
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waian Premium
Thanks. :)
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jtaienao Premium
Wow, very impressive Ian. Keep up the good work.
Jerome
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waian Premium
Thank you, Jerome. :)
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kasage00 Premium
that's great!
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waian Premium
Thanks!
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Congratulations!!! That is huge buddy, keep it up ;)
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waian Premium
Thank you, Gabriel. I will! ;)
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ecomtom Premium
That's great. Congrats. Tom
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waian Premium
Thank you, Tom. :)
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mickeyb123 Premium
That is some 'LOVE' you can not even buy, most of the time!

Good on ya!
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waian Premium
Definitely! I'm ecstatic to have earned this link. :) Thanks!
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DebraScott Premium
That is amazing. . Great job
Debra
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waian Premium
Thank you, Debra!
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wardchambre Premium
wow
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waian Premium
:D
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timtex0077 Premium
Nice!
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waian Premium
Thanks!
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GayleneNepia Premium
Awesome Ian! Congratulations :-)
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waian Premium
Thank you!
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PatsyC Premium
Wow, that IS crazy cool!
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waian Premium
Yeah. Thanks!
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MaribethG Premium
wow, congrats!!
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waian Premium
Thanks!
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MozMary Premium
Success! Congrats! :)
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waian Premium
Yes! Thanks so much. :)
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cizamazula Premium
congratulations.
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waian Premium
Thanks. :)
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PatrickM1 Premium
Very nice. Well done.
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waian Premium
Thank you!
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lynnsam61 Premium
Very cool! Congrats!
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waian Premium
Thanks. :)
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Gunnertwist Premium
That is awesome! Well done my man. Keep up the good work there. :)

Carl
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waian Premium
Thank you, Carl. I will!
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Dmorrow Premium
That's very exciting! Congrats.
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waian Premium
Yeah. Thanks!
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing.
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waian Premium
You're welcome!
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KMeyer Premium
Nice!
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waian Premium
Thanks. :)
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MKearns Premium
Wikipedia is always looking for clarifying content to fill-in gaps in it's data base!
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waian Premium
Yep, and I'm excited MY content filled the gap!
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MBosnovic Premium
that is great mate. congrats!
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waian Premium
Thanks!
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markr0675 Premium
Wow! That is awesome.
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waian Premium
I thought so too! Thanks!
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DShensky Premium
congratulations
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waian Premium
Thank you!
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DaveSw Premium
Yes, this is good for you and can help establish credibility, authority, reputation, etc. I would milk this using social platforms too...Let everyone know you are there! Congrats! Dave : )
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waian Premium
Thanks, Dave!

I will do that!
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HarveyBrown Premium
Well done Ian
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waian Premium
Thank you!
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
well done and congrats
great news
you're flying high after that discovery, I'm sure
well done again
Cheers...PB
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waian Premium
Thanks, Phil. Yes, I'm very excited. :)
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reanna1 Premium
Good job! Congrats!
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waian Premium
Thanks, Rebecca!
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Loes Premium
That's what I call "Super"! Enjoy the happy feeling and do a little dance ;) !
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waian Premium
I will! :)
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justcruzin Premium
Wow, that is awesome!
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waian Premium
Yes, thanks!
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