If you have ever wondered how to create a Wikipedia page for your company or yourself, then this article was specifically written for you. In this article, i,m going to show you how to write and publish a Wikipedia page for your company or yourself.
Wikipedia.org is a free public wiki website where anybody can freely publish biographies and information about any topic. All the information you see on Wikipedia were published by people like you. In otherwords anyone can make a wikipedia page for any person, company and topic. So if you are a celebrity or an owner of a company, you don,t have to wait for other people (who don,t know you or your company) to create a Wikipedia page for your company or yourself. You can create your own Wikipedia page by yourself today that your fans and customers can find in Google. One of the greatest advantage of creating a Wikipedia page by yourself is the fact that the info on your Wikipedia page won,t be baised or defamatory. Some people often published fake infos (especially net worth) about companies and celebrities on Wikipedia due to limited info. To aviod that, you will need to create a Wikipedia page by yourself.
Follow the simple steps below to create a Wikipedia page for yourself or your company.
Procedures on How To Create a Wikipedia Page.
Step 1. Create a Wikipedia profile (account).
Before you can publish any information on Wikipedia you will need to create a Wikipedia profile. Its FREE!.
Its very easy to create a Wikipedia page. If you have created a Facebook profile or an Email account before, then it will be very easy to create a Wikipedia profile. Nevetheless this is how to create a Wikipedia page.
- Go to Wikipedia.org Website.
- After arriving at the Wikipedia website, choose your preferred language.
If your preferred language is not amongst the 10 popular languages, click on drop down arrow and select your preferred language as shown in the screenshot below.
Select your preferred language…..
After you have selected your preferred language, you will arrive at this Wikipedia Home Page.
From the screenshot above, you can see that the settings, menu links and articles are all in English, this is because my preferred language was English. Because i can understand English it will be very easy to create my Wikipedia profile and also create a Wikipedia page. Ok let,s proceed.
- After arriving at the Wikipedia Home page, Click on the Create account link found at the top right hand corner of the Wikipedia home page as shown as the screenshot below.
- After clicking on the create account link, you will arrive at this page.
Fill in the relevant information in the form and after you are done, just click on the Create your account button below and your Wikipedia profile will be created. After you have successfully sign up for wikipedia account, you can now create your Wikipedia page.
How To Write and Publish a Wikipedia Page.
Step 1. First things first, check the availability of the Wikipedia page you intend to publish.
It should be noted that before you can create a Wikipedia page about yourself or your company (or publish any info on Wikipedia), first! you will need to check whether a Wikipedia page for yourself or company already exist on the Wikipedia website, If somebody has already created a Wikipedia page about you or your company, you won,t be allowed to create a similar page. Instead you will be allowed to edit the existing Wikipedia page about your company or yourself. Wikipedia is trying to aviod duplicate contents thats why they don,t approve the publication of similar contents.
To check the availability of your company,s Wikipedia or any information you intend to publish on Wikipedia, simply type the name of your company or your name into the Wikipedia search bar and click on the search button.
From the screenshot above, i have just typed the keyword “Brenda Biya” in to the Wikipedia search bar. I wish to check whether a Wikipedia page with the title (Brenda Biya) already exist. If a Wikipedia page about Brenda Biya already exist, i won,t be allowed to create a Wikipedia page for Brenda Biya. Instead i will be only be allowed to edit the existing Wikipedia page about Brenda Biya.
From the screenshot above, you can see that there,s no Wikipedia page for Brenda Biya. So i,m free to create the page. But if there was a Wikipedia page titled “Brenda Biya” i will only be allowed to edit the information on the Wikipedia page.
If the page intend to create doesn,t exist, just click on the link shown in the screenshot below, to create the Wikipedia Page.
After clicking on that link, you will arrive at the Wikipedia Editor page. Its at the Wikipedia Editor page that you will create a Wikipedia Page for the uncovered topic.
Wikipedia has provided a user friendly editor that makes it possible for anybody to easily write an article on Wikipedia . To write an article you just need to type your information in to the Wikipedia Editor.
The Wikipedia editor has two interfaces which include the Source editor and the Visual Editor. The source editor is the default editor but its very hard to create a Wikipedia page using the Source editor (unless you are an advance wikipedia writers or the techies). So i will advice you to switch from the default source editor mode to the visual mode before you start writing. To switch from the Source editting mode to the Visual mode, just click on the drop down arrow at the right hand corner of the Wikipedia Editor and select the Visual Editting mode.
Select the Visual editting mode…….
From the screenshot below, you can see that the Wikipedia editor is switching to the visual editting mode.
This is the Visual editting mode…..
From the screenshot above, you can see that the Visual editting mode looks more userfriendly than the source editting mode. Infact if you have used the popular microsoft word program or the WordPress editor, then you will be able to write and format your Wikipedia article without headache.
Before you can start writing your Wikipedia article, its adviceable that you read this Wikipedia article about how to write your first article. It will enable you write an article that will be approved by the Wikipedia moderators. It should be noted that not all articles submitted to Wikipedia are published. Some are deleted. Read the recommeded article to increase your probability of getting your article approved by the Wikipedia moderators.
Ok after you have read the recommended Wikipedia article, you can start writing your own article.
To insert a picture in to your article, simply choose a spot on your article that you want the image to appear and then click on the insert drop down arrow and click on Media.
Upload your picture….
Ok after you have successfully written your Wikipedia article, just click on the SAVE page link and your Wikipedia page will be submitted for approval.If your Wikipedia page is approved, your fans and customers will be able to find your Wikipedia page at the first page of Google and other search engines when your name or the name of your company is searched.
If your Wikipedia page is disapproved, read the feedback about your article and still rewrite the article. Nowadays is very hard to get an article publish on Wikipedia. Nevertheless the benefit of having a page in Wikipedia worth the effort. Google and other search engines love Wikipedia and so a page published on Wikipedia always has a very high probability of appearing at the first page of the search engine for any target keyword. So you have to keep making any recommended mordification till your article gets approved (published).
Disadvantage of creating a Wikipedia page.
One of the disadvantage of publishing a page in Wikipedia is the fact that almost anybody can edit a Wikipedia page. Like i told you before, Wikipedia.org is a free public wiki website. Any Wikipedia user can edit any article published on Wikipedia. So if you publish an article on Wikipedia don,t be surprised if you find out later that another person has edited it.