Ralph_Slate - 3:31 pm on Aug 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
@diberry, the problem is that when you are featured in Wikipedia, there are so many scraper sites that it becomes difficult to overcome.
Here's an example from my site for data from July 1. I analyzed the 1,842 links reported for my site on that day. I had links added from:
Scrapers (123people, etc.): 42
Organic backlinks: 400
For a normal site, having 400 organic links added in a single day is pretty good, isn't it? But 400 organic links doesn't compensate for 1,395 spammy wiki-scraper plus 42 other spammy links.
The ratio may be the key. If you have just a couple of Wikipedia links, it may not hurt you. I have 80,000 Wikipedia links according to WMT, and that results in a huge amount of these things being created every day.