Tony Ahn & Co. puts Daphne Osena-Paez on the Wikipedia main page
The Wikipedia article “Daphne Oseña-Paez” was featured on the Wikipedia main page on June 17, from 8pm to 2am Manila time, courtesy of Tony Ahn, who developed the article for Ms. Oseña-Paez.
Both a “hook” and her photo was displayed on the Wikipedia main page, in the “Did You Know? From Wikipedia’s newest articles” section, shown in detail below:
“I reached a market I never thought I could,” wrote Ms. Oseña-Paez in an entry on her blog entitled My Wikipedia. “You could only imagine what kind of readership you’ll get once you appear on the Wikipedia main page. It was overwhelming.” In six hours, Daphne’s entry racked up over 17,000 views, giving her a new kind of international exposure she has never had before. Her entry was the 4th most viewed “Did You Know?” section article in the month of June, viewed more than 955 other articles that also were featured in the same section.
To date, Tony Ahn has been successful at every attempt to place a client on the Wikipedia main page. “We don’t charge extra for this, nor do we guarantee placement. I write high-quality articles that naturally lend themselves to main page placement. Getting my clients on the Wikipedia main page is just an added bonus both for me and my clients.”
Prices for Wikipedia entries start at PHP20,000 ($400) and go up, depending on the source material and extent of the article. Tony Ahn also offers an article monitoring service, where clients are notified of changes to their article and unsubstantiated changes are immediately reverted and/or challenged. Daphne Oseña-Paez advised her blog readers to “Check the website of Tony Ahn for the different services he offers. Celebs, politicians, public figures, companies and organizations should really start thinking of investing in Wikipedia articles.”