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How to use Wikipedia to Promote Yourself

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia (read the history of Wikipedia) where you can find information about almost anything. The content of Wikipedia is written by its users, people like you and me. If you have information about a topic, you can add it to the topic.

Many times when people are looking for information about a topic they go to wikipedia to find it, and many times when you search for a topic at Google, you will find information about the topic from Wikipedia among the top ten list.

Wikipedia has become quite an authority among encyclopedias and a lot of people use it every single day, and I would think that almost everybody that are using the Internet on a daily or weekly basis knows about Wikipedia. If you have your own page at wikipedia, with data about yourself and your life, wouldn´t you think that it would help your business or even help you if you were to apply for a job? If you added a text like “for more information about me, please visit Wikipedia” and then provide a link to your Wikipedia page, do you think that the person reading it would be a little impressed?

Can everybody create their own page at Wikipedia?

Well, you have to be notable. For most people it might not be that easy to become notable according to Wikipedia, but if you are a blogger you might want to try the following. State that you are a Creative professional and use the following argument: “The person is known for originating a significant new concept, theory or technique.” It might work if you have a unique blog, and remember to be bold 🙂

How do you create your own page at Wikipedia?

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Do a search for your name. You probably won´t find a page that already has information about yourself. But if you take a look at the picture above, you will get two links that you can click. Either you can click the create this page or you can click request it. I think that the difference between the two is that if you click on create this page, you will have to write the contents and actually create the page, but if you click on request it, editors at Wikipedia will create it for you and write the contents (if they agree that they should create the page). Or you can just do a search for more information about how to create a page at Wikipedia.

It would be interesting to try it… you got nothing to lose, everything to gain. And think of it like this, wouldn´t Wikipedia become an even better encyclopedia with you in it 🙂



4 responses to “How to use Wikipedia to Promote Yourself”

  1. Josh says:

    Great article. Thank you!

  2. MLSP says:

    Great article. Wikipedia can be a great asset for many larger brands or individuals, but in my experience it’s just not practical for many small businesses. You’re right, it can be an impressive resource if you get in though.

  3. satish.toprankwebservices.com says:

    Thanks to providing information about that how to use wikipedia to promote ursel…

    thanks

  4. joy travels says:

    hey,

    very nice thank for giving information for promotion..

    thanks from joy-travels

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