Considering a Wiki

28 Aug 2014

CONSIDERING A WIKI

Wiki Eligibility FlowchartSo you’re considering a Wikipedia article for your company.

But how do you know if you’re eligible?

The first question is whether your organization been covered in-depth in the media.  This media needs to be produced by a neutral, verifiable third party – not a press release, your own website, or social media that you control (like LinkedIn or Facebook).  Blogs usually aren’t considered reliable sources, either.

These are examples of reliable sources for your media coverage:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Academic journals

Remember, even if the information is published in a good source, it must still be third-party.  For example, if you are the article subject, we can’t use articles or books that you’ve written as a source for your Wikipedia article.  If you have no external media coverage, your subject isn’t suitable for Wikipedia.

But if you can answer “Yes” to the first, the next question is whether your company has ever been mentioned in national media.  If not, you’re likely not a strong candidate for Wikipedia – we suggest trying to find a way into a national publication, even just a mention, and then revisit your eligibility.  If you have some national coverage, keep in mind that the more coverage you have, the stronger your Wikipedia article will be.  We recommend that your coverage is in-depth enough to supply at least a paragraph of information.

If you have determined that your subject has adequate coverage, we will work with you to draft an article that is suitable for Wikipedia.

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