Does Wikipedia Make Money?

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  1. cuttler profile image61
    cuttlerposted 6 years ago

    Does Wikipedia Make Money?

    Does Wikipedia make money and if so how does it do it because I have never seen ads on Wikis.

  2. cydro profile image92
    cydroposted 6 years ago

    Every once in awhile they ask for donations.  In the past they have placed headers on just about every page that say something like "A personal request from Wikipedia's founder" or something.  It's pretty incredible they find a way to do what they do with the limited staff/servers they have.

    Wikipedia really prides itself in not having ads, so you'll probably never find one.

    1. Brandon E Newman profile image68
      Brandon E Newmanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wikipedia exists solely on donations.

    2. cuttler profile image61
      cuttlerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I always wondered how they manage to stay afloat. It such a great job they are doing. Maybe one day I can also donate to them. Thanks for the info.

  3. profile image0
    calculus-geometryposted 6 years ago

    They're sustained by donations.  Personally, it wouldn't bother me at all if they started displaying ads, but it's their choice to be ad-free.

    1. cuttler profile image61
      cuttlerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Goes to show that for some people money isn't everything. Good will is what keeps them going and that makes me love it more. Thanks for sharing mate.

  4. Vanika Knowles profile image57
    Vanika Knowlesposted 6 years ago

    As already mentioned, Wikipedia does not deal with ads but solely on donations from its supporters. Pretty amazing if you ask me.

    1. BlossomSB profile image91
      BlossomSBposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It certainly is amazing, they have useful information on so many topics.

    2. cuttler profile image61
      cuttlerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sure BlossomSB. The information there is just immense. I bet it is the primary source of information for many people.
      Vanika, thanks for dropping by and for the info. As u said, it truly is amazing. Viva Wikipedia


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