NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Since its launch in 2001, Wikipedia has become the largest and most viewed web-based encyclopedia in the world. Yet the Wikipedia profiles of many corporations remain insufficiently maintained, often displaying deficiency warnings and lacking reliable references.
WikiExperts, the premier Wikipedia visibility agency, announced today, that it would provide a free evaluation and recommendations for corporations seeking to optimize their visibility on Wikipedia. The offer is valid through March 15, 2013 and requests can be submitted on the company's website at www.WikiExperts.us.
"Today, many people don't bother going to corporate websites," says WikiExperts CEO, Alex Konanykhin, "instead, they prefer to look up the information on Wikipedia. In other words, it's often more important what Wikipedia says about the company, its products, services, and executives, than what the company says about itself on its own website."Many reasons contribute to the phenomenon described by Konanykhin that positions Wikipedia as perhaps the most important element in a company's overall online visibility strategy:
- Familiar uniform design of Wikipedia profiles allows for finding information faster than corporate websites.
- Information on Wikipedia is written in neutral and factual tone, with references to supporting sources, whereas many corporate websites are perceived as "glossy corporate propaganda", written by PR spinners and vetted by corporate legal department.
- Wikipedia profiles show up on top of most Google searches.
- Wikipedia has passed 3 billion mobile page views this month, whereas many corporate websites remain mobile unfriendly.