The Risks of Wikipedia

When someone needs to find information, their first stop is usually Wikipedia. This has been true since the site became popular in the early-to-mid 2000’s. Even though most people know that Wikipedia is an open-source site, meaning anyone can create and edit a Wikipedia page about nearly any person or any topic under the sun and most of us trust what has been written. For a person or business, this can be devastating.

Just recently, after the announcement of super-couple ‘Brangelina’s divorce went public, Marion Cotillard’s Wikipedia entry was altered after rumors of her involvement with Brad Pitt became popular. Her listed occupation, usually reading ‘singer, actress’, was edited to ‘reason the power couple broke up’, and some even create Wiki edits that gave her the occupation of ‘cheater’. While most public figures are probably used to seeing inaccurate information about themselves circulated, even the rich and famous have a team of professionals to keep the damage rumors and inaccuracies cause to a minimum.

On a website where anyone can provide information relevant to yourself or your business, it can be a bit daunting to think about how that could alter your reputation in the long term. It’s important to take this into consideration, since Wikipedia can be a great way to bolster a reputation, with the right management. Get Your Wiki is the easy way to gain the positive aspects, without risking the negative; they provide professionally written articles, and will even manage and update a Wikipedia page to keep incorrect or damaging information away from your entry. With a well managed article, an individual or business can see the benefits steadily grow as time goes on; increased brand visibility, positive reflections on the business, and a source of solid, factual information. Why take on the stress of trying to trying to manage your own article, when a professional team of Wikipedia editors can monitor and update your entry for you?