What's It Take to Get a Wikipedia Page? Try $300

Two experts will create one for you (if you're 'Wiki worthy')
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2012 7:20 AM CDT
What's It Take to Get a Wikipedia Page? Try $300
Wikipedia on a smartphone.   (Getty Images)

If you're important enough to warrant your own Wikipedia page, it should, in theory, just kind of appear on its own. But sometimes, giving it a $300 nudge doesn't hurt. Two Brooklyn entrepreneurs charge that much to craft an in-depth entry for you or your business on the free online encyclopedia and stuff it with citations, which are essential for meeting the site's standards, reports the New York Daily News. Alas, "a lot of people aren’t Wiki worthy," says one of the co-founders of mywikipro.com. "There are not a lot of articles on them to cite. We turn down a lot of people.”

They have already posted a dozen profiles and have requests for 100 more. “A lot of people try to put up a Wikipedia page, but it reads too promotional,” says the co-founder. “People would post their pages as promos and not as encyclopedia entries. It will eventually get taken down.” The process takes around two weeks and involves hours of research and interviews. (More Wikipedia stories.)

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