Wikipedia Consulting

Inclusion matters. Find your place on Wikipedia

Wikipedia is the world’s largest and most visited reference site, but the site’s editors often overlook business owners, artists and creatives who are women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

We can help. Professional Wikipedia consulting services to ensure you aren’t overlooked.

At To the Point Collaborative, we’re working to make Wikipedia more inclusive. There are numerous individuals out there right now who qualify for a Wikipedia article, but haven’t yet been discovered.

Jessica Wade, Ph.D., an award-winning physicist from Imperial College London, learned several years ago that less than 18% of biographies on Wikipedia are about women.

The same holds true for minorities of any description: A built-in bias, due to the dominant white male demographic of Wikipedia volunteer editors, has led to a serious imbalance in Wikipedia’s content. So while Wikipedia’s editors work to achieve a better gender and color balance among its members, To the Point Collaborative is focused on articles about those who have been overlooked.

One such person who was eligible for a Wikipedia article but hadn’t yet been included on the site is best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims. Julie contacted To the Point Collaborative in 2021, asking if she was eligible for an article on Wikipedia.

Notable enough for Wikipedia

Julie Lythcott-Haims, author now on Wikipedia

Julie Lythcott-Haims

After conducting a Notability Assessment, To the Point determined that Julie was indeed eligible. Major media sources like NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other well-known outlets have written about Julie’s career and accomplishments over the years.

Julie identifies as a Black and biracial woman, and the typical Wikipedia volunteer editor doesn’t often work on articles about living people from historically underrepresented groups. After working with Julie to create a draft article, we presented it for consideration by Wikipedia’s volunteer community. The article was quickly accepted and Julie is now part of Wikipedia.

At To the Point Collaborative, our mission is to ensure underrepresented groups flourish and are given the opportunity to enhance their online reputation with a Wikipedia entry. We are working to create a better balance of representation on Wikipedia and in the world.

Contact us today to see how our consulting services can serve you.

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Success Story

Public Relations Firm Adds Value with Wikipedia

Public relations firm owner Bruce B. came to us to help him create a new Wikipedia article for his client, a large national real estate investment trust. We taught Bruce about Wikipedia’s Rules of Engagement and how to make effective edits, so he could establish himself as a valuable contributor to the online encyclopedia. Then we trained Bruce so he could successfully write and post an article about his client, to best meet Wikipedia standards.

The article Bruce posted continues to share pertinent information about the real estate company, and traffic to his client’s website has increased as a result.

“I needed a Wikipedia page for one of my major clients but didn’t know where to start. I turned to To the Point for help. Dan and his team did not disappoint. They simplified the process and guided me through each and every step so that I could create a page that had an immediate impact on my client’s web presence.”

-Bruce B., DB&R Marketing Communications, Inc.

“My work with To The Point was successful in large part due to the meticulous attention given to ethics and best practices. This guidance was indispensable in helping me engage the Wikipedia community in productive dialogue in a fast-moving and challenging environment. Our article is now of solid quality and achieves high levels of interest and engagement from the Wikipedia community.”

-Ian W., electric vehicle company