When it comes to creating success, maintaining an aligned brand image is key. With today’s increase in technology this means not only keeping up appearances in your day to day life and face to face encounters, but also in the digital world. With one click of a button anyone can find almost every mention of you online - which can go either way, depending on what you’ve shared online and what has been published about you.
The online database is now so large that it can be hard to control, and this can result in articles that do not show you in the correct light or social shares from ‘that night’ out with friends 5 years ago overshadowing how you want to be seen or on the flip side, nothing at all showing up in online searches. The good news is that there are many ways to control this and make the internet represent you in the best possible light. Wikipedia is one of those ways.
If you have enough articles from reliable, third-party sources then you will be able to create a Wikipedia page that highlights you and your successes. Wikipedia has a strict publication policy that ensures its integrity and makes it a trustworthy resource. It is recommended to have at least four sources that mention you, in order to have your page approved. These can be a variety of sources, but they will be checked so they must be reliable and published by someone other than you. Wikipedia makes sure that their pages are not seen as advertisements, so information must be true and unbiased. This means that the information posted is neutral, the page does not appear to be either positive or negative; and all information is backed by sources.