What is the trusted source of information next to Google? WIKIPEDIA it is. If you find the information on WIKIPEDIA, then you don’t need to cross check if it is right or not. All your google results somehow end up at at least one Wikipedia result.
The reach to the audience is evident. Wikipedia has the potential to convey a powerful and reliable message. This power is getting explored by various well-known companies. It’s time for you to explore too. Wondering how to create your own Wikipedia page? Let us turn all the stones one by one.
How to create a new Wikipedia page by yourself?
Following are the steps which you can follow one by one to create your own Wikipedia page. Let’s get started.
1.Create an account
Of course! How can you start without that? Unless you don’t want your data to be safe, secured and genuine. So, take a wise step. Create an account on Wikipedia. It takes minutes and hardly any information to create a Wikipedia account. Go to the Wikipedia home page. Click on “Create user account”. Give a user name and password of your choice. Fulfil the security check step like entering the text from the CAPTCHA. Click on “Create user account”. There you are the owner of your own Wikipedia page.
2. Is your topic accurate and notable?
Do you buy the same footwear again and again? No, usually you don’t. you go to a shop and look for another pattern. Or the one in trend. Right? Likewise, why will readers read the something again which they have already read?
Make sure that your topic does not repeat. The message you want to convey might be similar. But try to give a unique name of your article. Your topic and content should be as fresh as possible. With such freshness you are ready to create your own wikipedia page.
Well just like how you are concerned about your page, so is Wikipedia about it’s own image. Wikipedia has the criteria to evaluate if your work is relevant or not. Wikipedia calls it notability. It evaluates the notability of your article. To break this mystery into simple words, Wikipedia evaluates the relevance of the content with respect to the time. For how long is the topic or content relevant for the public? Wikipedia has various criteria for various types of topics and contents to evaluate their notability. One of the example for you to understand how Wikipedia evaluates the relevance is, it certifies a company as relevant if it has at least one thousand full-time employees or if it has a minimum of 20 sites of production.
3. Reference is not just for reference
Clearing the notability criteria is just not enough. It’s the time you climb the next step. Start researching for your topic. And then verify your entire content. Hence keep for yourself and submit all the relevant and reliable sources which you used for your article. The references you used for your work have to be mentioned at the end. So, use relevant references to enhance your work and make it more reliable for your readers and for Wikipedia too.
4. Time to write your article
Once you are an authorised Wikipedia user, you get the right to create or enhance the content on Wikipedia. The pre-defined Wikipedia format eases the work of the author. Also, Wikipedia itself helps the authors to enhance their work by providing them sources and links to refer. Wikipedia helps the beginner as well as the professional writer.
Apart from this, don’t forsake the importance of factual reliability. Facts are the one of the key factors Wikipedia focuses on. Also, the structure of the article should be such that it is easy for the readers to understand. A good structure of an article makes a comfortable bridge of understanding between the author and the reader. The structure conveys the tone of the author.
Wikipedia has the option of sandbox, where you can create your article without creating an account. You can easily format your article. Also, there Wikipedia helps you with formatting your article into a better version.
5. Publish – Spread your magic!
Spread your magic. Or say publish your work! Once you are done writing the article. Submit it for review. Wikipedia will check for its notability. Once your article has cleared this test, it has a legal right to be published on the Wikipedia page. Funny right? No, it’s not funny, it’s the fact. it does assure you that your article is ready to be published on the official site of Wikipedia. To publish the article, click on “Save article”. You can also click on “Preview” to see how the article will look like? While your article gets posted, the authors who have already published their work in the similar topic will receive the notification about your published article. But your work does not end here. Wikipedia further evaluates your work. It does aptitude check to find any other possible error. If it does find any error, it will send you the notification. Fix those errors at the earliest to save your hard work from getting wasted i.e. save your article from getting deleted from the Wikipedia site.
Create your own Wikipedia page by keeping the following in mind:
- Account creation is must
- Be sure of notability
- Keep references handy
- Explore the structure
- Write fresh topics
- Be prompt to respond to error notification
Follow these to successfully create your Wikipedia page and leave your print behind for millions to read.