Sunday, August 17, 2008

Web Secret #3 - Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a free content, multilingual encyclopedia written collaboratively by contributors around the world. The site is a Wiki - meaning anybody can edit and add to an article.

The good news: You can write an article about yourself on Wikipedia. Google indexes Wikipedia and having an entry will move your website up the Google rankings. Both the article and your amped up Google ranking means greater visibility for your website, your practice, your organization, your blog, YOU!

The bad news: Wikipedia has rules – strictly enforced - as to what you can put up. If you are going to write that you are the greatest thing since sliced bread – be prepared to back it up with a citation.

Bonus Hint: Sample psychotherapist Wikipedia article for Bill O'Hanlon. Sample organizational Wikipedia entry for the Employee Assistance Professionals Association.

Warning: You must learn Wikipedia’s proprietary html like language to put up your article - and it ain't easy. Consider hiring someone to put up your article for you unless you are very patient and have a lot of free time on your hands.

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