Wikipedia's Notability Standards
Delivered April 23, 2020. Contributor: Maria E.
To understand Wikipedia's notability standards by determining paths or required accomplishments for a person to be listed on Wikipedia.
One doesn't have to be a
in order to be notable enough to have a Wikipedia page. Here are some examples of individuals who passed Wikipedia's notability standards:
Josephine Foxworth, an American copywriter, is considered notable because she was "elected to the Advertising
Hall of Fame in 1997
" and she also "created a jingle for a large supermarket chain."
Zhang Jun, a Chinese track and field athlete, is considered notable because he "won several medals for shot put" and he is a "record holder in both indoor and
Based on Point Collaborative
According to Point Collaborative, a person is considered notable by Wikipedia standards when the person has been mentioned/referenced/written about in at least
12 high-level media articles
These media articles can be on local city, industry, or niche publications, regionally, or nationally recognized media sources or
globally recognized credible media sources
Based on LinkedIn
, here are some steps one can take in order to pass Wikipedia's notability standards:
Get mentioned or referenced in
other wiki pages
Get referenced in
third party sources
such as magazines, newspapers, and other media outlets.
Get multiple registered users as your page contributors to ensure that your page won't be
flagged for deletion
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