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Wikimedia/Wikipedia Usage and Data Statistics (January 2012)

Published March 9, 2012 in Wikimedia Highlights, February 2012 Blog Post.

Global Unique Visitors

  • 482 million (+5.5% compared with December; +16.5% compared with the previous year)(comScore data for all Wikimedia Foundation projects; comScore will release February data later in March)

Page requests for February:

  • 18.1 billion (+0.5% compared with January; +16.2% compared with the previous year) (Server log data, all Wikimedia Foundation projects including mobile access) Active Registered Editors for January 2012 (>= 5 edits/month):
  • 88,548 (+6.7% compared with December / -3.2% compared with the previous year)(Database data, all Wikimedia Foundation projects except for Wikimedia Commons)

Additional Statistics (All Numbers are Available on graphsjjj8jjj8)

  • 5th in rank Web Properties – Unique Visitors
  • 12.2 million Binary Files
  • 21.2 million Wikipedia Articles
  • 8,449 New Wikipedia Articles Per Day
  • 12.4 million Wikipedia Edits Per Month
  • 16,170 New Editors Per Month for All Wikimedia Projects
  • 85,548 Active Wikimedia Editors for All Wikimedia Projects s (5+ edits per month)
  • 11,730 Very Active Editors for All Wikimedia Projects (100+ edits per month)
About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.