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By Doug Cunnington, PMPhttp://nichesiteproject.comThis is a Read only version.
Just make your own copy of this project plan so you can edit your own.
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Task IDTaskEstimated DurationDate CompletedComments/Tips
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1Search Google for broken backlinks in Wikipedia.
5 minsUse the following advanced search. You can be general on the topic of the keyword phrase to get more potential pages to target.

site:wikipedia.org “Keyword phrase” “dead link”
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2Check one or more of the search results that are relevant to your keywords and/or topics.10 mins to
1+ hrs
This step can take some time. Be patient. You might need to look through a lot of results before you find one that is a good fit for you.
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3Search for deadlinks on the Wikipedia entry page.
10 mins to
1+ hrs
Use Control+f (or Command+f) to quickly search.
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4Go to archive.org and enter in the URL for the broken link5 mins
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5Determine if the content on the old website is relevant to your keywords and/or topics.10 minsIf the content is not a good match then go back to the search results page and try again.
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6Check the backlink profile at Majestic SEO and/or ahrefs to see if there are 30 or more backlinks.5 mins30 is an arbitrary number here. Determine the right number of backlinks for you. Assume that you will only get about 10-15% of the linking websites to actually update their links to your new content.
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7Export the backlink list from Majestic SEO and/or ahrefs.5 mins
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8Add the contact information for the backlink list.30 mins to
1+ hrs
Contact information is the URL for the contact page or the email address listed on the website. This is a good task to outsource to a VA that specializes in web research.
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9Create a unique piece of content based on the original web page that you observed in archive.org.30 mins to
1+ hrs
If you can imporve or add more recent information or research, your content is much more likely to get linked.

Do NOT have affiliate links or sales type content on this page. A landing page is a good template to use.
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10Create an account at Wikipedia if you do not have one.5 minsYou can complete this task earlier in the process.
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11Edit a few articles over the next 3 - 7 days30 mins to
1+ hrs
You can complete this task earlier in the process. Wikipedia has suggested entries to edit so target those first.

Link to entries that need to be edited:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:All_articles_needing_copy_edit
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12Go back to the article that you targeted to edit.5 mins
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13Add your link as the new reference, replacing the original dead link.5 minsBe sure to update the title & author of the reference.
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14Start you outreach campaign using the contact list of the backlinking websites.30 mins to
1+ hrs
Use the sample email on the next tab
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15Don't be afraid to follow up with webmasters that do not respond the first time. :)30 mins
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16Enjoy the bump in rankings!-
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