How Do I Get My Business On Wikipedia?

What is Wikipedia?

Wikipedia is the largest web-based encyclopedia and has been around since 2001. It has become a household name. Wikipedia is a collaboration of volunteers all across the world that write and manage over 40 million articles in more than 299 different languages.

After an article is submitted, Wikipedia editors review it and make sure that what you are posting is reliable, non-biased, and not a form of advertisement.

Because Wikipedia has grown to be such an authoritative resource, Google searches for places, brands, and landmarks often return Wikipedia articles in the results.

If your business is notable beyond a local level or if your property is of historic value, it may merit a Wikipedia article.


How to write a Wikipedia article

In order to have your Wikipedia article approved, there are strict guidelines to ensure that the content is unbiased and purely informational. For example:

"Wikipedia is not a soapbox, a battleground, or a vehicle for propaganda, advertising and showcasing. This applies to usernames, articles, categories, files, talk page discussions, templates, and user pages. Therefore, content hosted in Wikipedia is not for:
  1. Advocacy, propaganda, or recruitment of any kind
  2. Opinion pieces
  3. Self-promotion
  4. Advertising, marketing or public relations

"All article topics must be verifiable with independent, third-party sources, so articles about very small "garage" or local companies are typically unacceptable.

"Buildings, including private residences and commercial developments may be notable as a result of their historic, social, economic, or architectural importance, but they require significant coverage by reliable, third-party sources to establish notability.

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What if my business does not qualify for a Wikipedia article?


BnBwebsites does not offer services to write Wikipedia articles.

If your business is not notable beyond a local level or does not have historic significance, we have published an easy-to-use guide that all business owners can use to improve their websites and overall web presence, regardless of eligibility for inclusion in a Wikipedia article.

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