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Can You Be on Wikipedia? Online Promoter Kimberly Jessy Provides Answers and Tips
Los Angeles, CA—December 7, 2011–Anyone seeking greater visibility online should consider trying to get listed on Wikipedia, according to Kimberly Jessy, a Wikipedia contributor, Hollywood reporter, and publisher of the online magazine GemGirl Media. Having a Wikipedia profile can automatically put you at the top of the Google search results that come up for your name or company name, which is especially helpful if you have a common name. Founded in 2001, Wikipedia is one of the largest reference websites, with more than 400 million unique visitors, according to ComScore.
“If you want to go down in history, you’ll want to be on Wikipedia,” says Jessy, who coined the term “Celebritypreneur” to describe what she is and what she helps her clients become: celebrities in their fields. Jessy has successfully created many Wikipedia profiles and knows how to create fame online and offline. More than 200,000 people have visited her YouTube channel to watch the interviews she has conducted with celebrities that include the cast of “Twilight,” Billy Bob Thornton, Alyssa Milano and Vivica A. Fox. She is in the Huffington Post Union of Bloggers and has received great attention as a 2011 Mrs. California USA Petite contestant. She has been seen on Tyra, BET, TNT, TruTV, ABC, CBS, HBO, FOX and The Mike & Juliet Show.
Although the Wikipedia web site states that anyone can contribute to the site, most people don’t know how to write their profiles in accordance with Wikipedia’s standards, and so they are quickly removed from the site. Jessy offers these tips for people who want to have a Wikipedia profile posted about themselves or their company:
- “You must have done something notable or something else that has resulted in third-party validation or verification. A press release that was never published doesn’t count; nor does an IMDb profile.
- Be sure that your profile adheres to the specific coding requirements of Wikipedia.
- Your Wikipedia profile must be objectively written by someone other than yourself, and it can’t be too promotional.”
Jessy and her team create Wikipedia profiles and provide online promotional services for entrepreneurs, experts, actors, musicians, and others who want more online attention. To find out if you qualify to have a Wikipedia profile, visit www.celebritypreneur.com
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