If you’re not already aware, I’m a fan of Wikipedia (although Wikipedia hates me). It’s one of the first resources people turn to for answers (even though you can’t directly cite it in most circles).
I received a press release today from a company called WikiPatrol, which promises to help brands maintain order on their Wikipedia pages.
Wikipedia long ago removed my wiki page due to me using it as part of my portfolio. However, having been a whistleblower, I’m mentioned on Bank of America’s wiki page.
I don’t necessarily agree with brands being able to control their own encyclopedic story, but I am fully aware corporations and celebrities often hire these people for such a purpose. If you’re a public brand, it’s definitely something to consider, since Wikipedia is the top search result for nearly every search you can think of.
Here’s the full press release below.
(TAMPA, FL / December 15, 2017) — In a world of speedy news cycles and ‘fake’ information, WikiPatrol reminds online users about the inaccuracies hiding within the ‘people’s encyclopedia’, Wikipedia.
WikiPatrol founder Andrew Grubbs, whose company rigorously protects its clients’ Wikipedia pages, explains: “For example, as Bitcoin soars, millions are looking to Wikipedia for facts.
“In November 2017, the Bitcoin topic had 2.1 million page views placing it as #14 on the list of most viewed pages. This is nearly a two fold increase over October 2017. However, potential investors need to be wary of the information found on a Wikipedia page.
“Bitcoin’s article is now under near constant revision at this point; in the last 30 days, there have been over 200 edits made. Investment advisors should be aware of when the page changes in order to answer the questions from their clients.”
WikiPatrol’s high-profile client base depends on its excellent service to combat the perils of inaccurate edits and online vandalism with 24/7 monitoring, instant alerts and comprehensive analytics reports without worry.
“With WikiPatrol, our clients don’t have to concern themselves with anything other than the correct information they wish to release,” said Grubbs, “and they can get on with building their brand.”
To learn more about WikiPatrol’s round-the-clock Wikipedia page protection services, visit www.wikipatrol.com.
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, WikiPatrol started in 2010, born from the realization that the number one source of information on the Internet, Wikipedia, leaves personal and professional brands vulnerable to inaccurate information and even vandalism.
For athletes, politicians, celebrities, or companies, WikiPatrol is the first line of defense against damaging changes to Wikipedia pages. With 24/7 monitoring, instant alerts, and comprehensive analytics reports, you can spend less time on manual reviews and more time cultivating a brand. WikiPatrol. We Watch Wikis. ™
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