Wikipedia:List of paid editing companies

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This is a list of companies involved in paid editing, both disclosed and undisclosed, and some of their blocked accounts.

It also describes some of the ways in which these companies work. It is to help with the detection and follow up of future issues, and to help educate those who may have been approached by such organizations to write an article for them.

For background, see also the Wikimedia Foundation statement on paid editing and outing (2017).

Undisclosed paid editing[edit]

Companies blocked at least once[edit]

3Q Digital [edit]


  • Wiki Professionals community banned July 2020 (see RfC closure)

ABTACH Ltd is a marketing company based in Karachi, Pakistan. They offer book ghost writing, animation, and Wikipedia page creation services. They operate many websites disguising as different companies. In our community they are more commonly known as WikiProfessionals Inc, which was the name under which they were community banned (diff). They currently use Wiki Specialist LLC and other names listed below. uses a ransomware technique where they delete pages if payments are refused.

They run spam campaigns under various names, including Wiki Professionals.

Quotes: "You cannot afford to leave the editing of your Wikipedia profile to strangers", "From common to 'famously known'""

Page creation and monitoring to "make sure that nobody wrongly edits any of the information about your brand on your Wikipedia page". Pretends to be from Wikipedia. Does direct email campaigns. They are buying ads via Facebook and have used one likely undisclosed sponsored article on a website.

Favorite fake clients (sometimes with stolen photos) with positive reviews: Michael A. Upton, Clarence A. Ogle, Michael B. Nielson, John T. Ventura. Many of the websites list dubious corporate addresses in the state of Texas, United States. Websites often offer 70% discounts and feature popup chat messages from "Will" or "Sean".

Accounts and investigations
  28., ticket:2022020210004812
Other fronts
  • Previously pointed to a Ryder Treac in Delaware according to User:Salvidrim! as of 10 February 2018.
Dead fronts[edit]

Blocked users from here.

agenda21 Digital Limited[edit]

ALS Marketing[edit]

See July 26, 17 email. Doc James (talk) 16:04, 26 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is this ticket:2017072610022464? TheDragonFire (talk) 13:10, 13 June 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:TheDragonFire this user User:Alzh2017 is associated. Not sure about that ticket.




Bicads (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log)

Boskit190/Hilumeoka2000/Lary Networks[edit]

Self-outed freelancer; full name is Hilary Umeoka.[5] Works as hilumeoka2000 at, odesk, elance per Special:diff/662074627

Buzzinga Digital[edit]

This is a marketing firm founded by Yashraj Vakil.

Cameron Free Marketing[edit]

Cameron Free Marketing is a small marketing company based in Boca Raton, Florida. The company does not directly offer Wikipedia editing services, but significant overlaps exist between the off-wiki company's clients and topics edited by the User:Cameronfree sockfarm (case at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Cameronfree) strongly implies a paid editing campaign was being undertaken from late 2018 to early 2019. Cameron Free Marketing's areas of interest (both in terms of off and on Wiki marketing) seems to be focused around topics related to Florida—the state where the company is based—with special emphasis being centered around Boca Raton. Other editing focuses include smaller companies related to the arts or clothing. Suspected clients include;

  • Ikonick-a canvas and art supplies company.
  • Jersey Champs-a sports clothing company; this company has been the subject of edits by multiple undisclosed paid editors in the past, most of which are not affiliated with Cameron Free Marketing.
  • Marcel Katz (now at Draft:Marcel Katz (2))- A Miami-based artist.

Coast Digital[edit]

  • see for example this How to appear in the Knowledge Graph: For the kinds of brands we work with, the most common way to appear in the knowledge graph is through a Wikipedia article. Having a Wikipedia article about your brand is a win-win – it means you’re appearing on one of the biggest independent information resources in existence and it means you’re featured on one of those public sources Google uses to generate the Knowledge Graph. Now, Wikipedia isn’t quite the content free-for-all it used to be, so getting a page added might be more difficult than you’re expecting – but it’s an ordeal worth going through to claim that much organic real estate.
  • very likely Coast123 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log)

Cogent Law Group[edit]

Connect Worldwide[edit]

The Digital SEO[edit]

Digital Sukoon[edit]

Sudhanshu6454 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log)
SudhanshuKumar1 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log)

Digi Osmosis[edit]


Digitonics is a marketing company based in Karachi, Pakistan. Its modus operandi is similar to #Abtach.


Sybex Lab [edit]

Sybex Lab is a new company connected to #Digitonics.

Direct Online Marketing[edit]

Dot Com Infoway[edit]

For $1,200 "Our Wikipedia writers help you create a Wikipedia page for your brand and make it stick and survive the review process."


Exposure Digital[edit]

Was found paying User:MrMarkBGregory to add "spam links" to Wikipedia. These payments were disclosed but this is not allowed.

Fast Fingers Hype Team (FFHypeTEAM)[edit]


FP1 Strategies[edit]

See COIN archive

Go Fish Digital[edit]

"Wikipedia Management service: Wikipedia consistently ranks highly in the search engines' results. It is often viewed as a third-party objective authority, and as such, the content it contains about a person or brand has a direct impact on their reputation. Managing and improving your personal or brand Wikipedia page ensures that you are putting your best foot forward."

Important to note that this company was a WMF vendor and has some private data, details at phab:T192893 and phab:T193052.[edit]

Hats Off Digital[edit]

  • [6]
  • puzzle globe infringement. Logo is on Coffee mug image, could be fair use.

"Hats-Off Helps You Manage Your Image on Wikipedia" "Wikipedia has become an alternative marketing tool for businesses as well as people. It helps in increasing your visibility on search engines, markets your products and services as well as help with eCommerce promotion."

Hawk Nepal[edit]

Sushilxxx (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log)
Sushil.lax (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log)

Highbrows Engineering and Technologies[edit]

A CU confirmed sock displayed a link to

Hire Wikipedia Editor[edit]


Chaud321 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log) as per declaration on their userpage

ID Africa[edit]

Index of Sciences LTD [edit]

Index of Sciences LTD is a predatory publisher who also publishes paid Wikipedia biographies for academics. They run massive spam campaigns offering their services.

Approved disclosure of information obtained through VRT:

  1. We are aware of 65+ emails from a paid editing company since December 2018 to present.
  2. The company has occasionally self-identified as Index of Sciences LTD.
  3. They target academics, writing to their work email addresses, offering to create biographies on Wikipedia for pay.
  4. They claim to have multiple accounts.
  5. They claim to have new page reviewer rights.
  6. They claim 9+ years of experience as of 2021.
  7. There is evidence of this company connection to at least one blocked account on the English Wikipedia.
Email origins

January 2019 redirects to

Attempts to sell Wikipedia biography pages to university professors.
  • Spamming email forwarded to OTRS - "Because you're buying directly from an experienced Wikipedia editor and mod, you'll get your page a lot cheaper, faster and with more reliability." (ticket:2021080910002883)


Blocked for native advertisement despite disclosures.


KCOMM is a California-based digital marketing company that offers Wikipedia page creation for clients, most of which are related to the real estate industry. Several editors likely affiliated with the company were blocked in early 2019 per Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Juliusvergara. As of February 2019, editors affiliated with the firm (via substantial off-wiki evidence) have declined to disclose any paid status, and the same editors have also resorted to sockpuppetry to create articles. Past creations likely done by KCOMM included;[edit]

Talk page July 18, 2017

Kreative Mines[edit]

  • Kreative Mines website
  • Digital marketing company providing SEO services.
  • Published an essay advertising paid editing services on Wikipedia.
  • Offers page creation, edits, and maintenance template removal.[edit]

  1. posts articles straight to mainspace
  2. uses multiple references so not csd class
  3. boasts variously of 40,000 or 80,000 Wikipedia edits and creating 1000 articles
  4. charges yearly for maintaining articles including removing or rewriting negative content and defending the article at AfD if it is nominated
  5. charges for single edits if that is all that is required
  6. does not give a deletion service (ie nominating AfDs)
  7. calls Wikipedia editors "futile", and says they are "dying out"

Lexicon Branding[edit]

Lookup Cyber Solutions[edit]

Macrolancer/Muhammad Zahid Iqbal[edit]

The Mather Group[edit]

Here is the "carefully rewritten page" in the "special wiki language", in fact, it's rewritten so well it is a start class article!

Media Partners[edit]

Media Tribe (MediaTribe)[edit][edit]

NCT Consultants[edit]




Reported in investigation. Unknown if active on

Notion Technologies[edit]


Olaf Kosinski/PIWAC[edit]

Olive Writing Hub[edit]

Ontarget Media and Marketing Services[edit]



  • over 300 confirmed or suspected sockpuppets


Website (estimated number of employees 3)[edit]

  • [14] Blocked users from here.


Premium Content[edit]

  • Website
  • Active as of September 2019
  • Content writing/advertising company that explicitly offers [15] Wikipedia writing services.
  • Offers guaranteed article approval, creation, article monitoring, and maintenance.

Pressmate PR[edit]

Wiki Creators LLC[edit]

Different from and

Impersonates Wikipedia administrators in off-wiki communications. Deceives customers in relation to paid contributions policies.


  • - Google Ad as of June 2020
  • appears in Google targeted search ads for Wiki page creation. Asserts page creation "by a Wikipedia professional". Shares a US toll-free phone number with "Pro Creative Writers" of San Francisco but writing style does not appear to be idiomatic American English.

Pro Creative Writers displays has displayed infringing puzzle globe. $1,200 to $3,500 article creation offers.

  • Update April 2021: Now almost certainly under (Website, archive), UK toll free number. Compare site with archive of wikipublishersonline. Google ad for "hire wikipedia creator". Claims to use IAR in the FAQs. Pahunkat (talk) 16:03, 2 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Pulpe de Com[edit]

Reported in investigation. Unknown if active on

  • puzzle globe infringement
  • advertises Wikipedia "redaction", page creation/editing on English Wikipedia [17]

Pure SEO, New Zealand[edit]


Red Ventures[edit]

Digital media/PR (Red Ventures)[edit] (archived)

  • "We have built up many senior administrator accounts within the Wikipedia hierarchy. Over the years, we have successfully created LIVE Wikipedia pages for numerous clients. Our ability to do this has come from our detailed knowledge of how Wikipedia works and what content is accepted and what is not."
  • "Cost: $2,000 + HST."
  • First step: "Review your notability level and make an assessment of your suitability for inclusion in Wikipedia. If we determine you are not suitable we will refund $1,500 of your fees."

Reputation Rhino[edit]

Online Reputation Guru[edit]

Reputation Squad[edit]

Reported in investigation. Active


Specialize in digital marketing for nonprofits.

  • Per their blog: "Wikipedia Analysis, Strategy, Content Creation, and Monitoring – Wikipedia is consistently in the top results for the vast majority of Google searches. Revunami leverages this visibility to your organization’s advantage, ensuring your messaging reaches key audiences and advances your organization, its brand, and its people. We help you influence opinion and establish your organization as a trustworthy and authoritative source on the topics that are important to you and your mission."

Rooster Marketing[edit][edit]

See evidence

SEO Clerks[edit]


  • "We will insert your findings in a relevant Wikipedia article. This MIT study has proven that scientific articles on Wikipedia eventually receive more academic citations."

Registrant Country: CZ, details masked

SK Visions[edit]

Shrinivaskulkarni1388 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log)
Tejashree1994 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log)
Ksg18 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log)

Social Beat[edit]

Social Czars[edit]

Status Labs / Wiki-PR[edit][edit]

Sterling PR[edit]

Wikipedia Tip Sheet & Editing Your Wikipedia Edits (puzzle globe infringement)

Studio Maras[edit]


Claims to be former Wikipedia administrator

Submit Express[edit]


JoyGenea (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log) (disclosure)

Thames Infotech[edit][edit]

  • Google ad circa January 2020 "Get a Wikipedia Page in 7 Days"
  • UK telephone number[edit]

Emails those who have had pages deleted.

Tony Ahn and Company[edit]

Claims to have put multiple clients' articles on WP main page through DYK.

Said in interview "I have placed articles in the press on behalf of clients. If you don’t have press, I can get you press – because I work in PR. I can set up an interview with a newspaper, and then write the Wikipedia article. If I have to get you two insertions, then the Wiki article it’s 75,000 Philippine pesos for the whole lot."

De facto community banned (indeffed via consensus @ COIN).

TopBros SEO[edit]

De facto community banned; see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Mako976.

To the point collaborative[edit]

Providing "ethical" COI editing advert on LinkedIn "Your Five-Point Wikipedia Influencer Strategy", dated January 2018, visible as of December 2022.

TransMedia Group[edit]


Tyler Barnett PR[edit]

We Are Pead[edit]

We Are PR / Artspromo[edit]


  • [20]
  • [21]
  • Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Luuuuuka
  • Based in Germany, likely Munich or Baden
  • Imports articles from the German Wiki ( - Company's original editors were banned by the community for fabricating sources
  • Promises article creation within 14 days of payment. Promises proper disclosure (sometimes this occurs, sometimes not) and discretion. Describes their authors as "officially authorized by Wikipedia", and promises SEO
  • Paid to create Khubaib Ali Mohammed and GUB Investment Trust[edit]

Wiki Genie[edit]


Website (employees 3)


  • [22] - Site not accessible on Jan 11, 2021
  • Uses same videos
  • Puzzle globe logo infringement
  • Claim 350 articles created


Wikimakers[edit] / Kallada Software Services[edit][edit]

  • Claim nearly 3700 articles created[edit]

Website[dead link] Estimated number of employees (3)[25]

Belongs to this sock family[26] -> blocked in 2012 Also appear to work as wikipediasolutions Now using the website HireWikiWriters

2018 WIPO action by WMF listed (Redacted) as owner of domain [27], same name (Canadian) is associated with WikipediaWriters by Financial Times [28]. As of January 2020, WMF owns the domain.

Wiki Submissions[edit]


What About Wiki[edit]

  • Website
  • Stephen Harrison (2018-10-29). "Wikipedia's Top-Secret 'Hired Guns' Will Make You Matter (For a Price)".
  • Reported to have been active since 2015 and have "more than 50 sock-puppet user accounts" claiming a revenue of $500k/yr.
  • PanzaMain (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log)








  • Website, number of employees (unknown)
Reddragon7 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log)

Companies unknown if blocked[edit]

These companies all advertise paid editing but have no known editors who declare their affiliation with the company.

855 spimmer[edit]

  • U.S. toll free 1-(855)-494-0779 spim
  • Offers Wikipedia page creation
  • Reported at WP:COIN

Advanced Writing Services[edit]

  • "[A] change on your Wikipedia article can degrade the accuracy of the content. Advanced Writing Services offers a range of service plans to monitor your Wikipedia article."
  • puzzle globe infringement

Anvil Media[edit]

Reputation management, "Review forum optimization"

Avelon PR [edit]


  • "[W]e specialize in marketing on WIKIPEDIA, plus we offer a truly unique marketing content solutions [sic]." / "Wikipedia is a treasure trove for companies that really care about branding" / "Wikipedia is a golden marketing tool [...] . We at Bettiblue make sure that you tap the goldmine the right way. By providing expert services for a Wikipedia page creation, Bettiblue ensures that your Wikipedia page is created as per the rules, done by experienced editors and it stays there so that you can tap this goldmine of opportunities for your business."
  • Puzzle globe infringement (reported). Image is somewhat modified and obstructed. Could be fair use.
  • Domain registered to Irina Kalonatchi, Sydney

Biography Writing Services[edit]

Offers to make third-party sources for the articles they create.

Brass Check[edit]

One of the principals of Brass Check is Ryan Holiday who has written about how to infiltrate Wikipedia for Fortune in 2012 and his involvement with Brass Check in New York Observer in 2017. Claimed Brass Check client articles - see COIN permlink.

Creative writing hub[edit]

Q: do you reveal that you edit for pay on Wikipedia?

Ben White: Ofcourse not, Lol

We have 70+ in-house premium editors working over Wikipedia

The Digital Marketing Consultants[edit]

Digital Marketing Auckland

Digital NOD[edit][edit]

Dream Xpress[edit]


Ethon Technologies[edit]

  • Standard SEO/Marketing company
  • Based in Pune, India
  • Offers Wikipedia page creation services.

Exposure Ninja[edit]

Facilius Inc[edit]

See Jun 28, 17 emails. [29]

Actively emailing people as of Dec 2017. Stating that they have created 400+ articles and have admins working for them. Says articles on a topic need to be two months apart. They follow the deletion boards to find potential customers. It appears they include creating sources as part of the fee.

Still trying to recruit editors as of April 2019 ([30])

Famous Influencer[edit]

  • Website, number of employees 11-50 per LinkedIn


Frost Media Solutions[edit]

Reputation management

Garden of Ads[edit]

  • Charges up to $150,000 per article

GKP Maker[edit]

  • website
  • Marketing and SEO agency
  • Advertises Wikipedia page creation
  • Claims to comply with Wikipedia polices, but no known disclosures and examples cited by the agency of successful creations likewise show no evidence of disclosure

The Gold Rush[edit]

  • Advertises on - selling article citation links for a few dollars to $99
  • puzzle globe infringement
  • Uses name "Rahul Tulsyani / username Tuslyanir

Gerris Marketing[edit]

  • "[we] can help you curate and manage your personal, professional, or corporate reputation on Wikipedia...have collected a stable of some of the best Wikipedia Curators possible..."
  • Also offers Wikipedia Crisis Management (!)
  • Ambiguous statement here discourages corps from "directly promoting your company or adding your company entry" to Wikipedia

Global Media Insight[edit]



Munich based.

Offers "Off-Page SEO" and lists Wikipedia as an example of a wiki in their off-page SEO navigation menu, alongside other social media.

Publicly belongs to Hanna Buryak (Munich) who also offers services through UpWork[31]

Huff Industrial Marketing[edit]

Hugo Hawk[edit]

  • Probably related to,,,


Working on Spasmodic dysphonia


See Entrepreneur July 2017

Innovatech LTD [edit]

Spam company based in Karachi, Pakistan. It operates under various names.

Kalyan Chandra[edit]


  • Claims 80,000 edits and 1,000 new articles
  • [32]


London Biography[edit]

"We produce biographical books, websites and Wikipedia entries for individuals and organisations."

Promises not to divulge clients.


It claims;

  • Wikipedia has 4 types of players - System Admins, Administrators, Reviewers & Editors. There are 18 System Admins in the whole world. Mindstorm is connected to One.
  • There are 1073 administrators in the whole world. If they stop a page, you will never be able to go live! Mindstorm is connected to 6.

Oniv Digital[edit]

  • /
  • offers page creation, monitoring

Outspoken Media[edit]

Claim to disclose all edits "stating who we are, who has hired us, and what types of changes we are proposing for the article"


"We have skilled Wikipedia experts & editors who can help you to get a Wikipedia page. We are expert in providing services for Wikipedia page creation "

Pro Wordsmiths[edit]

Advertises "professional Wikipedia writers". Targeted Google search ads. US toll-free telephone number.

"we invote [sic] you to experience the work of our highly qualified wikipedia [sic] and ghostwriting professionals"


  • Website
  • Offers page creation, maintenance
  • Based in Bangalore, India
  • Likely uses undisclosed sponsored web articles ([35]) to promote.


  • Based in Melbourne suburbs, offices in Middle East and Southeast Asia listed

"Removify now offers a professional Wikipedia Page Creation service. With our help, you can drastically improve public perception of your brand."


  • Website
  • Claims to be based in Sarasota

Reputation Stars[edit]

Appears to be related to Submit Express.


  • Reputation management
  • Miami based (maybe)
  • Published a guide titled "How to edit a Wikipedia page and delete an account" in July 2021
    • Guide has screenshots of editing from the account ReputationUP
    • Guide states If you want to delete a user immediately and definitely, Wikipedia does not allow it. Therefore, the best option is to contact ReputationUP.
    • Guide states they can get WP content removed

Reputation X[edit]

"[T]he only natural way to counter negative articles is by editing them and offering a counter narrative"

  • [36]
  • Mill Valley CA
  • puzzle globe infringement [37]. Logo is on a browser screenshot, could be fair use.
  • also advertising "WikiData [sic] enhancement"


  • "The privacy of our Wikipedia clients is our utmost priority. We never disclose their names in order to protect their anonymity."
  • "We help you meet Wikipedia's [notability] requirements by getting you featured in a suite of high profile publications, including Forbes..."
  • "crisis editing" service – "ensuring your page remains positive if your company is in a crisis"

Right Angles[edit]

  • Put simply, we place information online and use this content to create and manage pages on your behalf. But it’s not a simple task – a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to ensure the right content is available on the right platforms, creating content that will not only enhance your brand, but will lead to changes to your Wikipedia page that stick. Thanks to our network of contacts and team of specialists from the fields of journalism, web design, data management, IT, SEO experts and more, we put together a plan of action to create and promote positive content while reducing the significance of everything else. As the biggest aggregator of this data, the result is a Wikipedia page that is more reflective of your personal brand. This is at the heart of what we do. This can be part of a fixed term project, or we can manage your page on an ongoing basis, keeping a careful eye out for inaccuracies.



SEO Pressor[edit]

Unlicensed use of Commons images. Offers tutorial on replacing dead links with SEO links. Unclear if they will do this for clients.

The Big Green Tree[edit]

  • Previously operating the Wikipedia Creators website:
    • (dead link)
    • Puzzle globe logo infringement
    • "[I]f a page is created from one account and is being deleted because the language was not right or so, we use a different account to create it again and start the process fresh."

The Social Media Verification Team[edit]

"Our team is composed of experienced professionals who are all committed to promoting and safeguarding our clients' brands... This is a potent backlinking opportunity that a lot of your competitors aren't taking advantage of."

  • [38]
  • $1,097 article creation


"Wiki articles can be edited by virtually anyone, it’s safe to assume that no one is invulnerable. That could easily change, as you can use our Wikipedia Article Monitoring Services"

Offers several Upwork profiles in corp "client reviews" page.

The Virtual Marketer for Schools[edit]

Alta Justus (digitalalta)

Systoo Technologies[edit]



Create, update, and monitor

"[We] have created and edited thousands of articles over the past 5 years".


Not standard UK or US English, no contact info, obscured domain registration

"We have been successfully contributing to Wikipedia since 2013, publishing over 1000 articles and making thousands of edits."

but the domain registration does say they launched in april 2017. So hm. Jytdog (talk) 20:51, 25 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply][edit]


  • As of Oct.2018 Jay Soshnick of WikiCreators (and formerly senior manager of WikiExperts) is reaching out to Wikipedia editors on LinkedIn to offer WikiCreators paid work

Wiki Curator[edit]

  • Creation, editing, and monitoring of Wikipedia articles advertised at
  • "Clients include American and international companies, executives, authors, motivational speakers, artists, and musicians." Fees ~$250 for article. (2018)
  • 2021 Google search ad
    • Listed address is a PostalAnnex strip mall mailbox company[edit]

"We are quality content ventriloquists"[edit]

  • "Get Your Wikipedia Looked After By The Maestros Expert Wikipedia Services Are Just A Click Away!"
  • sample pitch at ticket:2023032810005037
  • [40]

The Wiki Gurus[edit]

  • Google ad buy for wiki page creation
  • Claims 8 and 10 years
  • Claims 150+ pages created in 2020
  • article creation, “tag removal from Wikipedia page, getting a backlink from Wikipedia, ranking your Wikipedia page to the top of Google, monitoring Wikipedia page and as well as many other services”
  • Website


  • website
  • Offers Wikipedia article creation, updating, and article monitoring services.
  • Claims to cooperate with Wikipedians but no obvious disclosures can be attributed to the company.
  • Noticeably bad English on company website
  • DNS registrar: Hosting Ukraine LLC
  • Possibly related to WikiBusiness of the Ukraine (WikiLab's twitter has uploaded WikiBusiness documents)
  • Not to be confused with Wikilabs (a Wikimedia Foundation property), WikiLab project on Github, or WikiLabs (Malaysian software company)




Wiki Masters[edit]


  • "We just don’t create your page – we create your existence!"
  • offers page creation/monitoring to "manag[e] its client's public image... enhancing their brand visibility and building a positive brand image"
  • puzzle globe logo infringement
  • Rochester NY phone number

Wikipedia Prime[edit]

  • Google ads, "where work gets done"
  • Los Angeles phone number; domain ownership obfuscated


Google targeted ad "Boost Your Online Reputation. Improve Your Online Presence. Enhance Online Visibility. Improve Your Wikipedia Presence: We'll Create, Optimize & Protect Your Pages"


  • Website, number of employees 2 per LinkedIn


Wiki Wookiee[edit]

  • website
  • Offer to spam links to articles for SEO purposes.


The Writers for Hire[edit]

Services include "Posting your finalized draft live on Wikipedia; Monitoring your article and updating as needed"

Puzzle globe infringement (removed). Texas based.

Talks about getting press for non-notables.[edit]

  • [42]
  • Probably UNIMER Centroamérica

Google targeted search ad: "Hire Professional Wikipedia Writer to create Best Wikipedia Page.100% Money back Guarantee"



Disclosed paid editing[edit]

Most paid editors who disclose their conflicts of interest do not get blocked.


Catelyn Benson & C o[edit]

Manchester (UK) based company offering writing services, including Wikipedia article creation. The one editor affiliated with the company, User:Stone cold Staffordshire, fully complied with WP:PAID and properly disclosed, but was blocked in May 2019 for advertising and promotion on Wikipedia.


Details - Publicis PR company and US subsidiaries at COIN.

Unknown if blocked[edit]


  • DKC (company) employee has disclosed but prior undisclosed edits under other accounts are possible


Never blocked[edit]


In 2012, Wikipedians formed a group called the Corporate Representatives for Ethical Wikipedia Engagement (CREWE), and the UK's Chartered Institute of Public Relations published a guideline for best practices in engaging with Wikipedia.

In 2014, members of CREWE published an open letter on-wiki committing to upholding those guidelines. Non-profit PR industry groups and academics associated with this effort, and potential contacts:

Signatories to the open letter (and later representatives of those groups):

CREWE editors
  1. Allison+Partners (Jeremy Rosenberg, User:Jeremy at A+P)
  2. Beutler Ink (William Beutler, User:WWB + User:WWB Too)
  3. Burson-Marsteller (Patrick Kerley, User:Patrick at Burson)
  4. Edelman (Phil Gomes, User:Philgomes)
  5. Fleishman Hillard (Sam Huxley, Arne Klempert User:Akl)
  6. Ketchum (Tim Weinheimer, Gur Tsabar, User:Gur at Ketchum)
  7. MDC Partners (Michael Bassik, User:Mbassik)
  8. Ogilvy & Mather (Marshall Manson, User:Tmmanson)
  9. Peppercomm (Sam Ford, User:Leumas712, Ted Birkhahn, User:Tedbirk94)
  10. Porter Novelli, Voce Communications (Dave Coustan, User:Extraface, Mary Gaulke, User:MaryGaulke)

Other agencies that are confirmed participants (listed on the letter, as of 6/2019; some accts never edited):

  1. Access Communications (Trevor Jonas, User:TrevR9)
  2. apple tree communications (Carme Miró, User:Mirocloutier)
  3. Augur (Max Tatton-Brown, User:MaxTB)
  4. Citizen Relations (Daryl McCullough, CEO, User:CitizenMcCullough)
  5. Cohn & Wolfe (Chad Latz, User:Chadlatz)
  6. Fahlgren Mortine (Melissa Koski Carney, User:Koskim)
  7. Finn Partners (Noah Finn, User:Noahfinn)
  8. G&S Business Communications (Mike Samec, User:Msamec)
  9. Glover Park Group (Jonathan Kopp, User:Jonathankopp)
  10. Hill+Knowlton Strategies (Brian Gluckman User:bgluckman)
  11. Kekst CNC (Michael White, User:MichaelPWhite)
  12. Kwittken—(Will Nikosey, User:WmNikosey)
  13. Lansons (Peter Knott, User:PeterTEKnott)
  14. Lawson Mulvihill (Margaret Mulvihill, User:MargaretMulvihill)
  15. LEVICK (Sam Huxley, User:SamHuxleyFH)
  16. MM2 Public Relations, (Larry Meltzer, User:Larry at MM2PR)
  17. Mongoose Sport & Entertainment (Sophie Nelson, User:Sophie.Mongoose)
  18. Nereus (Lori Mesecke, User:lorimesecke)
  19. Performics.Convonix, (Sonam Jain, User:Convo Agent One)
  20. The Pollack PR Marketing Group, (Mark Havenner, User:ppmgeditor)
  21. Prosek Partners, (Dmitriy Ioselevich, User:DI-prosek)
  22. Roepke Public Relations, (Natalie Howell, User:NatalieAtRoepkePR)
  23. Shaw PR, (Matt Shaw, User:mattshawCPRF)
  24. Spalt PR, (Vibeke Eilevstjønn, User:Vibeke.spaltpr)
  25. Torch Communications, (Dave Levy, User:levydr)
  26. Waggener Edstrom Communications, (Lisa Koetz, User:LisaKoetz)
  27. Weber Shandwick (Chris Perry, User:Chris Perry Weber Shandwick)
  28. WebpageFX (William Craig, User:WilliamCraigWebFX)
  29. Weinheimer Group (Tim Weinheimer, User:Timothy_Weinheimer)
  30. WO Strategies (Katherine Watier Ong, User:Kwatierong)

Inactive members

Beutler Ink[edit]

Beutler Ink editors


EthicalWiki editors



Open Knowledge Association (OKA)[edit]

OKA editors

Editors (active and previously active)


Miscellaneous paid editors not blocked

In addition to the miscellaneous editors and agencies listed under CREWE above:


Prior companies[edit]

Mister Wiki
User:Thekohser User:MyWikiBiz and many socks: WMF banned
My Wiki Pro
Website (no longer active)
Smarter wiki
Website (no longer functional), removed from wayback, Earflaps (talk · contribs)

Online marketplaces[edit]

  • Fiverr
  • Guru
  • SeoClerk
  • UpWork
  • PeoplePerHour
  • Freelancer