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Wikipedia Editing Services
Information and costs for editing or developing a Wikipedia page.
Expert Wikipedia page editing and creation services since 2005
Whether you need a Wikipedia page created, edited or defended, Reputation X can help. We've been carefully and thoughtfully improving Wikipedia for well over a decade.
Wikipedia article creation and editing services
Wikipedia editing or creation services include:
Service: Edit an existing Wikipedia page
If your brand has a Wikipedia page that needs improvement, Reputation X can help:
- Improve page neutrality (NPOV)
- Remove alert boxes (templates) after correction
- Restructure a Wikipedia article for clarity
- Add or improve sections
- Correct inaccurate information
- Enhance your info box (upper right corner)
- Add images
- Improve WikiData entry
Service: Create a new Wikipedia page
Reputation X can create a new Wikipedia page if the subject meets Wikipedia guidelines. If a subject does not meet the guidelines we can often help close the gap:
- Build notability before page creation
- New Wikipedia page development
- Pages are peer-reviewed by Wikipedians before publication
- Publication of new pages
- Cross-referencing from other relevant pages
- WikiData enhancement
- Page defense
Why use Reputation X for Wikipedia?
- Our campaigns focus on quality work
- We research existing and new references for accuracy
- We're sticklers for notability and can improve if it is lacking
- Content is quality-reviewed by editors before publication
- We don't make edits unless they are defensible
- Our edits make Wikipedia better
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Experienced Wikipedia editors
Many Wikipedia editors we work with perform the edits free of charge. They want to make Wikipedia better.
Wikipedia editors have a sort of pecking order. Editors that have made many edits that have been accepted are the best kind. These are editors with verified accounts rather than anonymous IP addresses. They have not been flagged often (or at all) by other users. They are sincerely interested in improving Wikipedia.
Every Wikipedia editor we work with is only asked to make edits they'd feel comfortable disclosing - whether they choose to or not.
Subject matter expertise
When repairing a Wikipedia article it's important to show knowledge of the subject. Why? Because editors check to see if edits were made by a qualified person. How do they know? They look at the authors edit history.
We edit at the right pace
Edit too fast and the work will be rolled back. Every article has its own pace, and that pace is seen in the edit history. Similar pages can also shed light on the right pace. No matter how beneficial the changes are, if they're hurried it can result in disaster.
We've found that a slow, steady approach works best. We keep in mind that the Wikipedia article needs to improve for everyone - not just the client.
Monitoring articles for changes
We watch Wikipedia pages for changes. When a significant change has been made, we alert the client. Without monitoring, it’s almost impossible to detect negative or unwanted content.
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Why our edits "stick"
- Reputation X doesn't use in-house Wikipedia editors. Doing so would reduce our effectiveness.
- We work with subject-matter experts to build or improve a Wikipedia page.
- We only perform work that improves Wikipedia.
- We only publish when notability guidelines have been met.
Once proper references and notability exist we ask members of the Wikipedia community to review them. If various experienced editors don't believe a page is worthy of inclusion, we don't build or edit the page.
The Wikipedia editing process
Frequently asked questions about Wikipedia editing
Why use a professional Wikipedia editor?
Anyone can create a Wikipedia page at no cost. The problem is that many of these pages are removed. When a Wikipedia page is taken down it becomes very difficult to put it back up again.
What if my brand isn't notable enough?
A brand that is not notable enough cannot, in most cases, earn a Wikipedia article. But a brand that is almost notable enough often can if some work is performed in advance to close the "notability gap." Reputation X helps brands that are already notable enough, or almost so, to get a Wikipedia page.
It is important that Wikipedia pages, especially new ones, have notable references. Without these notable references, the page will be removed by other editors. If a brand seems to have a high chance of surviving the Wikipedia gauntlet we'll start a program to improve mentions and references. We often work with PR agencies to do so.
Do we edit non-English Wikipedia pages?
Yes. Wikipedia is currently available in over 300 languages. Reputation X can help develop articles in most major languages. Reputation X helps brands get a Wikipedia page in English or other languages.
Do some Wikipedia editors have an agenda?
Yes. Wikipedia editors have political views like everyone else. Their views often leak into their edits. This is especially true for Wikipedia pages that touch on controversial issues. Editing guidelines urge neutrality, but it's difficult to police. Misrepresentation or cherry-picking references is a big problem. Reputation X takes the time to research, then makes neutrality corrections if warranted.
Are controversial Wikipedia pages are more challenging?
Yes. Brands with environmental, political, religious, or gender-based issues attract - shall we say "less neutral editors." Most are regular editors passionate about the subject. But sometimes detractors of brands are paid Wikipedia editors. These might be activists, competitors, or political rivals.
They don't disclose that they're paid to change the tone of a page in a negative way. Why would they? This is a common practice for controversial content. These undisclosed actors roll back corrections or improvements to their work.
What issues are most controversial?
The following subjects tend to polarize Wikipedia editors. This makes the subjects more challenging because of editor neutrality issues. If your brand touches on these or other subjects the need for care increases:
- Environmental issues
- Law and order
Should paid edits be disclosed?
Editors who're paid to improve a Wikipedia page are also asked to disclose. But when "good" paid editors reveal themselves, their edits are often rolled back. This removes the incentive to disclose. To disclose, or not disclose, is a question best answered on a case by case basis. Editors decide whether to disclose or not.
What is a notable Wikipedia reference?
It's important to reference notable source publications. What is a notable publication? One way to tell is if the publication in question has its own Wikipedia page.
For example, the New York Times has its own Wikipedia page. But a one-man conspiracy theory website usually doesn't (or shouldn't).
In a perfect world high-quality edits would be accepted by the community every time. Unfortunately, Wikipedia is a rather lawless place. For example: Wikipedia wants paid contributors to state they're paid. But there are many editors who will roll back paid contributions no matter how beneficial. The decision to disclose or not is the editors' and clients' choice.
Wikipedia page creation and editing prices
|Wikipedia editing - Notable brand:||$5,000 and up / mo. for a limited number of months|
|Wikipedia page editing - Almost notable:||$7,500 and up / mo. for a limited number of months*|
|Non-English Wikipedia page:||$10,000 and up / mo. for a limited number of months|
|Wikipedia page creation - Notable brand:||$7,500 and up / mo. for a limited number of months|
|Wikipedia page creation - Almost notable:||$10,000 and up / mo. for a limited number of months*|
|Wikipedia page creation - Non-notable:||We cannot create Wikipedia pages for brands without notability* Gaining notability may incur additional costs for PR outreach|
* Notability development may cost more due to PR outreach program.
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Note: Reputation X is not affiliated with Wikipedia.