Category: Wikipedia


Everything About Wikipedia, Part 2: Notability

In our previous post, we talked about Wikipedia in general – we explained a bit about what Wiki is (a reference) and isn’t (a blog, a soapbox, or a vehicle for free advertising), and we promised that we’d get more into specifics about what makes a topic Wiki-eligible. As we mentioned last time, determining whether
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 26 Aug  0 Comments
  • Read More

Everything You Wanted To Know About Wikipedia, Part 1

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Wikipedia (…and probably some stuff you never thought to ask), Part 1 Wikipedia has become a standard, go-to resource for all kinds of facts: Want to know everything there is to know about the giant squid? Need a list of every Nobel Prize winner, organized by country? Interested
  • Posted by Wintress  Posted on 25 Aug  0 Comments
  • Read More

Everything About Wikipedia, Part 4: Neutrality

Now that we’ve discussed notability and sources, it’s time to take a look at another major component of Wikipedia policy: neutrality. You probably know what neutrality means: Basically, a neutral point of view is one that doesn’t promote a particular opinion or take a side on a controversial issue. An article written in a neutral
  • Posted by Wintress  Posted on 12 Nov  0 Comments
  • Read More

Everything About Wikipedia, Part 3: Sources

As you probably remember from our last post, Wikipedia eligibility is (mostly) based on the answers to two important questions: Question 1: Is your topic notable? Question 2: Has your topic received significant coverage by neutral, reputable third-party sources? Last week, we took an in-depth look at notability. This week, we’re going to discuss sources.
  • Posted by Wintress  Posted on 02 Oct  0 Comments
  • Read More

Considering a Wiki

So 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
  • Posted by admin  Posted on 28 Aug  0 Comments
  • Read More

Everything You Wanted To Know About Wikipedia, Part 6: FAQs

Here it is: the very last in our Wikipedia blog series. We’re wrapping things up this week with a few odds and ends, random tidbits, and FAQs that didn’t quite fit in any of our other posts in the series. Enjoy! Frequently Asked Questions Q: I want to write a Wikipedia article about my company
  • Posted by Wintress  Posted on 21 Nov  0 Comments
  • Read More

Everything About Wikipedia, Part 5: Content

At this point, if you’ve been following our Wikipedia series you’ve got a pretty good grip on the rules: You know how to determine a topic’s Wiki-appropriateness. You also know how to find good, third-party sources, and you understand how to keep things neutral. So, now what? Now, we talk about content. Determining Length Wikipedia
  • Posted by Wintress  Posted on 15 Nov  0 Comments
  • Read More

Help for New Wikipedia Articles

Image via Wikipedia Thinking about starting a new Wikipedia article for yourself or your business – but you just don’t know where to start?  As we’ve mentioned before, not every article idea or subject is appropriate for Wikipedia (go here for a few pointers). So your first step is to determine if your personal/business/product/other Wikipedia
  • Posted by Michelle  Posted on 28 Jan  23 Comments
  • Read More

What Makes A Good Wikipedia Topic?

Before you rush to start a new Wikipedia article, there are a couple of things to consider. Wikipedia has a huge gamut of guidelines for writing, uploading, and editing Wiki articles.  But before you begin any of those tasks, you first need to know what types of subjects are appropriate for Wikipedia. Wikipedia’s notability policy
  • Wikipedia, wikipedia consultants, wikipedia writers
  • Posted by Wintress  Posted on 26 Jul  0 Comments
  • Read More