Wikipedia is one of the most well-read and trusted websites online. Each day visitors from around the world research information there. Some of those people either own or work for companies that they feel should be better represented on Wikipedia. Suddenly the mental light bulb switches on and they’re moved by a truly great idea. “Hey,” they think, “I could just edit the page how I want it!” Off they go to Wikipedia where they furiously make their edits. Not long after they find that their account has been banned, along with their IP address, while the changes they made were ignored. This happens countless times each day and can easily be avoided. There are two varied approaches that can be taken instead.
The first approach is a DIY one. If a representative of the company is willing to take a lot of time, they can research how to actually write in a way that meets all of Wikipedia’s standards. They’ll need to learn about the special markup language that the website uses. They’ll also need to understand the editorial policies that underpin all content changes. Lastly, they’ll need to learn how to avoid internal politics by site editors, which can still render their changes useless. This way of doing things could potentially take a long amount of time and then end up yielding no results. This may be a realistic way for companies that have more time than money to do it. For those corporations that have more money than time, the obvious choice is to hire experts that can handle it for them.
These days, choosing a professional Wikipedia writer and monitoring service has never been easier. Companies like Getyourwiki have been established so that professionals don’t have to become volunteer editors at Wikipedia just to add or edit a page about their company. A Getyourwiki staff member will handle all aspects of your requirements instead. The nice thing about this is, they never butt heads with the editorial establishment at Wikipedia. They are legitimate editors who heed all of the regulations regarding posting to the encyclopedia. Since they are in compliance, your edits will not be removed and there will be no controversy surrounding your contribution. One thing that is bound to happen, though, is that one or more of your competitors will become green with envy over your inclusion. Out of spite they’ll attempt to deface your page! Luckily for you, Getyourwiki is on the job, automatically monitoring your page for any changes. Once they see what has happened, they’ll roll back the page to a good version.