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Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia created and maintained by a community of authors living in different countries. In each country, or rather, in each language group, there is a group of people who, on a voluntary basis, create their own articles that give interpretations to various terms and concepts, or moderate articles by other authors.
A lot of good and complete instructions on the topic “How to create a company or person’s page on Wikipedia” have been published on the Internet. But if you tried once to post such an article, you remember what difficulties this process is associated with. It’s important not only to write a unique encyclopedic meaningful text, to prepare and post photographs, to arrange all this in the form of a Wiki code markup. It is also important to overcome the Wikipedia moderators, who will be very critical of the material you posted. And if they don’t like your material, or if they suspect an advertising component in it, then your material will be deleted without regret.
Benefits of Wikipedia Presence
Posting material on Wikipedia gives a huge advantage to a person or company. All modern search engines are configured to submit articles from the Wiki before the search results from other sites. A Wikipedia article is a very powerful success factor. If you were able to post an article about a person, company, or just some clarifying information with a mention of the person or company of your client, and the moderators accepted and approved this, then this is undoubtedly one of the indicators of success.
It is important to note that moderators aim to preserve the information content and encyclopedic value of Wikipedia. And all their efforts are aimed at preventing the crowdsourcing encyclopedia from becoming a collection of advertisements. Therefore, it is important to consider the interests of moderators when compiling materials for Wikipedia. If moderators notice an advertising component in the material, then they will most likely delete it.
Preparing and Posting Material for Wikipedia
When preparing articles for Wikipedia, Wikipedia creators process huge amounts of information that the customer provides them, as well as those that customers find regardless of their facility. Such Wiki creators prepare material according to Wikipedia rules, and not according to customer requirements. But the client, anyway, if successful, will get what he wants – at the appropriate person or brand request, Wikipedia will issue the desired article. And, therefore, all search engines too.
The Cost of Creating and Posting Materials on Wikipedia
First you need to examine the subject of the article for the presence of authoritative sources (AI). The purpose of this event is to compile a list of publications on the subject of the article, to evaluate the quality of the sources found. As you correctly assume, just links from your corporate website or personal page are not enough.
Also at this stage, a preliminary assessment of the criteria for the academic significance of the subject of the article is carried out.
The study of the subject of the article can cost up to $200. Creating an article – an authoritative source can cost up to $100. Publication of an article on an independent site can cost around $250. When all the preliminary work is done, you can start creating and posting the article on Wikipedia. The article about a person usually costs $1,000. The article about the company costs $1,250. Making changes to existing material with the mention of a person or brand can cost $350.
Everything depends on how featured your page is or how good quality is has.
How Wikipedia Works?
The existence of Wikipedia in its current form is primarily due to the fact that it’s even more laborious to spoil articles than to restore them, and few people notice the changes made by the vandal, which completely discourages the vandal from continuing (after all, no one will even argue with him – they will simply ignore and return everything back, which is much more offensive and kills the interest of crap further on the vine).
The high speed with which vandalism is removed from the pages of the virtual encyclopedia is largely due to the active use of so-called bots for this task.
The same goes for spam – linking to your site. As a rule, after some time (minutes or hours) these links will no longer be there, and in some articles, especially popular with SEOs, editing is generally prohibited (only the Administrator or a wider circle of users from the category of authors can make changes).