The Wikipedia entry for OnTheMarket has been restored to its original condition after changes were made querying its apparent independence.
Wikipedia is an online ‘peoples’ encyclopaedia’ with most of its entries being open to editing by anyone. Some companies use it as a form of self-promotion.
Like most Wikipedia entries about businesses OTM’s entry is normally a straightforward promotional description of its service; the text includes a brief history of the portal and a list of its six founding agents.
In recent months the page had only minor and usually technical changes made to it; however, an online history of the page reveals that in mid-February a number of editorial changes were made.
These made references to its independence, its advertising on an industry blog, and to one particular estate agency which had a representative on the Agents’ Mutual board. The online history shows these references were removed earlier this week and the page restored to its previous condition.