Did you know that Wikipedia, a collective online global encyclopedia, is the sixth most visited website online? Many people are looking for basic information about a range of different things, and wiki sites, including Wikipedia and others, are often their first stop. If you want to create wiki information or pages about yourself or a company you work for, there are several different steps you can take.
1. Create a wiki article
This is one of the easiest things to do, since in many cases you will only be adding on to existing websites. Wikipedia, for example, allows registered users to create a wiki page, and recommends using reference sources, getting a feel for articles by editing one first, and create wiki articles first in your user space before moving it to the public domain.
2. Edit existing entries
You can approach this in two ways, depending on what pages are available. If you or your company are important enough, you will probably already have your own pages, set up by someone else. Although you will not be allowed to edit out negative information, you can add positive information, especially if you have documented sources for it. If there are no pages about you, you can edit existing pages to mention your business in places where it is relevant. This will be easier to do on smaller sites than Wikipedia, but it is possible nonetheless.
3. Create your own wiki site
This is a more full scale endeavor, since it will obviously require you to own and run your own wiki site. If you site is successful, however, it could provide users education and provide you revenue in the form of sales or advertising. To create your own wiki site, you are going to probably need a software package, a good hosting site, and read through tutorials for set up.
When you write wiki articles, make sure every piece gives new information to the reader. Have an informative Help page. If you use images on your site, make sure they are non copywrited. There are many websites that will help you find images filed under Creative Commons license, in which case the artists waives most rights and simply requires you post the source underneath.