Mostly of us online writers believed that Wikipedia is just for references purposes - mostly of the time we used this online encyclopedia to look for meanings, definitions and explanation for a word, phrases, of an event, history and other imaginable things where Wikipedia can contribute to help us support for a topic that we are about to write. And yes, Wikipedia has become the most authoritative website that even Google favorited it. And yes, Wikipedia is a Wiki - that anyone can edit it - and anyone has the opportunity to become one of their editors who can editboth the protected and unprotected pages found on their site.
But Wikipedia is not just for references but also it is a place to harvest backlinks and traffic to our article pages. When a person becomes its site editor, he is called a Wikipedian - he is entitled to edit unprotected pages found on their site. There are lots of broken links on the site that need to be fixed. A Wikipedian is also entitled to create his own pages on their site after he opened an account and is approved. This is where an online writer can promote his article pages. He will create pages with the contents are articles published on EC or on other sites that he wanted to promote - aiming for backlinks and traffic.
Secondly, an online writer can also use LinkedIn to promote their best high
Aside from LinkedIn and Wikipedia - there is another interesting place to harvest backlinks and traffic for our article pages - this is a new innovation of Internet marketing Technology service - its mission is to help online surfers find the best site, products and services online. They called it Zeef. At Zeef - a user does not need to write article there. He is called curator. His job is to search and filter relevant links to quality contents and rank the best results. As curator he can create his own pages too and curate his best articles published on EC as his Zeef page contents. This is where an online writers can promote and share their best high quality articles to the thousands Internet surfers.
(Note: I originally wrote this article based from my experiences with Wikipedia, LinkedIn and ZEEF and not yet published somewhere else).