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Linking to wikipedia?

     
3:19 pm on Sep 30, 2010 (gmt 0)



How can I write this without being specific...

Basically for my company website I need to outline the different types of services we offer. One of the service pages needs a link on the page for further information about it to outline it's environmental benefits. So say, this particular service runs on widgets and I need a page on widgets to explain what widgets are informatively but not at great length.

Which would be the best way of doing this:

1. write my own additional page
2. link to a wikipedia page
3. find a link to another page that looks a bit more formal/ trustworthy, if so how would I get the permission to do this?

the thing that concerns me is it needs to be quite authoritive so I do think it should have an external link rather than a page written by me but what would you think if you were directed to a wiki article? or would you think a page on our site would suffice?
3:53 pm on Sep 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jimbeetle is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



write my own additional page

Without a doubt. If you don't think you can write the article, there must be somebody in the company who can.
4:06 pm on Sep 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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write my own additional page
That would be my choice. That doesn't mean I would not put in a link to a Wikipedia page, but original content is the important part.
1:37 am on Oct 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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write my own additional page

I agree also. Expanding on this: write an authoritative page that outshines all that you can find in searches. Tap other internal experts at the company to enhance what you write.
4:33 am on Oct 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Write your own page, get wikipedia to link to it, and then mention that your page is linked to by wikipedia (but don't necessarily link back to them).
8:34 am on Oct 1, 2010 (gmt 0)



Thanks for your replies but how do I get wikipedia to link to it?
10:06 am on Oct 1, 2010 (gmt 0)



to James2: You can edit their page and add your link to the 'External links' part. But I'm not sure if they will keep your link..
12:46 pm on Oct 1, 2010 (gmt 0)



thanks
 

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