How to Create a Wikipedia Page?
In this blog we will talk about how we can create a wikipedia page for a company or an individual. But before that let’s see how difficult it is and why we need to create a wikipedia page.
You know creating a wikipedia page is incredibly difficult. Writing a wikipedia page is just like writing an exam. But we must say that it is worth the time and effort because a wikipedia page can generate a ton of traffic on your business website.
First thing first, learn about the Wikipedia community and how it works. Learning the ins and outs of being a good Wikipedia citizen will help ensure your page won’t be deleted or challenged after you’ve submitted it for review.
Now, let’s start with the step by step process.
Create a wikipedia account.
Remember to Start Small
Write the copy
Submit the page for review
Creating an account is pretty straightforward. Use your real name and email id.
Make small edits to existing pages before trying to create new content.
Once you create an account, every change you make on Wikipedia is recorded on your user page.
With enough editing and creating activity under your belt, you can become an “auto-confirmed user.” This gives you permission to perform certain restricted functions, such as uploading images and moving pages to the public space.
Sources are tremendously important in Wikipedia. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, and this means everything on your page needs to be verified. I can’t stress this enough.
Even if you’re a notable inventor or a famous person, you can’t simply sit down and write a Wikipedia page based on your experience.
Sorry, but you’ll need third-party sources such as printed material (books and magazines) and online material such as websites, articles, or video to support the information you provide.
Your content must be factual and unbiased. When creating any client’s technology page, you should include information about your competitors and their technologies, as well as links to their sites. You’ll want your facts to be straight so you’re not accused of any misrepresentation.
Also consider including images. Only use images that you own or images not subject to copyright.
First write your copy in google docs.
Formatting the page using “Wiki code” took a little while. It’s a tedious process even if you’re HTML savvy, so be sure to allow time for this or hire someone to do it for you. You can also hire Rethink UX if you find difficulty in any of the processes.
Once your page is complete and error-free, you will need to submit it to Wikipedia for review. This process can take as little as a few days or as long as a few weeks or more to get a response.
What has your experience been with Wikipedia? Have you created pages or articles? Have you had problems correcting erroneous information posted by others? Post your comments below and do let us know if you want us to create your wikipedia page.