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Notability

If a topic has been described in many reliable sources that are not associated with the subject, it can be said to be notable enough for its own article.
View more at: Wikipedia:General notability guideline

There is not a lot of web content that is suitable for an article on Wikipedia. "Web content" includes things like webcomics, podcasts, blogs, Internet forums, online magazines, web portals and web hosts. Any content that is found only on the internet is considered, for the purposes of this guideline, to be web content.

To have an article on Wikipedia, the web content must meet at least one of these requirements:

  1. The content itself has been the subject of several published works from reliable sources that are not associated with the site itself
    • This criterion does not include:
      • Re-printed press releases and advertising for the content or site.
      • Trivial coverage, such as newspaper articles that just give a brief description of the site, or small descriptions in internet directories or online stores.
    • Reliable works can include newspaper and magazine articles, books, television documentaries, and reviews by consumer watchdog organisations.
  2. The website or content has won a well-known, reputable, and independent award, either from a publication or organisation


Conflict of interest/advertising

If you are closely associated with the website you want to write about, then you have a conflict of interest and will find it very difficult to write a good, neutral encyclopedia article. You will probably find it very difficult to write an article which will not look like advertising to other editors. Using Wikipedia for advertising is against our rules. Because of this, if your article reads like an advertisement or does not meet the notability guidelines described above, it will probably be deleted very quickly.


Does your article meet the notability requirements?

My article is about a notable website and is not advertising

My article could be considered advertising

My article is about a website that may not be notable