Fast Facts: The Top 100 Most Viewed Articles on the English Wikipedia 2012
I’ve shared some thoughts about what these rankings might be telling us in an article I wrote for Search Engine Land where I’m a contributing editor.
See: Facebook Is Wikipedia’s Most Popular Article Of 2012: Hot Topic Or Confused Searchers?
Top 100 lists for other versions of Wikipedia are also available.
The list comes via Toolserver.org, a service of Wikipedia Germany.
Top 10 Most Viewed Articles 2012 (English Wikipedia)
1. Facebook 32,647,942 views
2. Wiki 29,613, 759
3. Deaths in 2012 25,418,587
4. One Direction 22,351,637
5. The Avengers (2012 film) 22,268,644
6. Fifty Shades of Grey 21,779,423
7. 2012 phenomenon 20,619,920
8. The Dark Knight Rises 18,882,885
9. Google 18,508,719
10. The Hunger Games 18,431,626
The 100th most viewed article was “Steven Hawking” with 7,177,539 views.
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See Also: WikiTrends (Upward and Dowward Trending Wikipedia Articles By Day, Week, Month)
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.