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This page is part of the Wikipedia:Statistics family of pages. It attempts to measure the growth in public awareness of Wikipedia. Please see Wikipedia:Modelling Wikipedia's growth for speculation on the trends in these statistics.

It is interesting to compare the following graphs with the graphs in Wikipedia:Size of Wikipedia.

Alexa traffic ranking for wikipedia.org[edit]

Weekly and daily rankings[edit]

Plot of the traffic ranking data with a reversed logarithmic scale

Alexa [1] traffic ranking to main English Wikipedia site – lower is better, 1 is theoretically the most popular site on the Internet. Alexa users are a self-selecting group, so they do not necessarily represent all Internet users in the correct proportions.

For comparison purposes, a snapshot of the one-week top 10 sites, as ranked by Alexa on 2 March 2007, together with their corresponding one-week reach and page views figures, was as follows:

                       Reach   P.Views     R/W    V/W
  
 1     yahoo.com       26.8      6.0       4.25   13.3
 2     msn.com         30.1      3.6       4.78    8.0
 3     google.com      25.1      2.3       3.98    5.1
 4     youtube.com      8.9      1.6       1.41    3.6
 5     myspace.com      4.4      2.4       0.70    5.3
 6     live.com        14.6      0.63      2.32    1.3
 7     baidu.com        6.1      1.2       0.97    2.7
 8     qq.com           5.3      0.73      0.84    1.6
 9     orkut.com        2.6      1.4       0.41    3.1
10     wikipedia.org    6.3      0.45      1       1
11     yahoo.co.jp      2.8      0.93      0.44    2.1

Where reach and views figures are percents, and R/W and V/W are the reach and views figures, normalized so that that of Wikipedia = 1. Note that Alexa does not rank by reach or views alone: their rank criterion is based on a combination of the two.

Use this link to update this table. Note that the date in general differs by one day from "today" – the correct date is given in the lower right corner under the graph. However for a short time most days the gap is two days, as the statistics are usually updated before the graphs.

22 October 2002,  9,653
27 October 2002,  9,440
 3 November 2002, 9,047
13 November 2002, 8,356
22 November 2002, 7,922
 1 December 2002, 7,543
10 January 2003, 14,882  (major slip)
 1 February 2003, 7,897  (recovering again)
 7 February 2003, 6,799  (still recovering)
15 February 2003, 5,406 
23 February 2003, 5,228
 4 March 2003,    7,328
11 March 2003,    5,713
13 March 2003,    4,735  (continuing rise, perhaps helped by boost in Google ranking)
15 March 2003,    3,662
17 March 2003,    3,342
28 March 2003,    3,653
 6 April 2003,    3,072
12 April 2003,    3,444 
16 April 2003,    3,785
28 April 2003,    3,422        
 6 May 2003,      3,832
18 May 2003,      3,212
22 May 2003,      2,965
29 May 2003,      2,509  (possibly driven by Earthlink E-mail newsletter publicity) 
16 June 2003,     3,289
23 June 2003,     3,187
 2 July 2003,     2,676
13 July 2003,     2,033
17 July 2003,     2,045
 8 August 2003,   1,406
 2 October 2003,    941
21 October 2003,  1,038
29 October 2003,  1,189  (recent reduction in rank probably due to server problems)
 3 November 2003, 1,168
13 November 2003,   906  (performance is better after load-balancing installed)
25 November 2003,   934  (ranking continues to be around 1000 +/- 100)
 3 December 2003,   950  (but new server has been installed; so expect better ranking soon?)
 6 December 2003,   887
 8 December 2003,   838
12 December 2003,   828
15 December 2003,   751*
 1 January 2004,  1,114  (a big drop back after Christmas and two major server outages)
12 January 2004,    851  (even when running slowly on backup hardware!)
24 January 2004,    778
28 January 2004,    742*
 1 February 2004,   874
14 February 2004,   779
20 February 2004,   816
27 February 2004,   712*
 3 March 2004,      723
 8 March 2004,      678*
14 March 2004,      654*
20 March 2004,      649*
21 March 2004,      643*
25 March 2004,      634*
30 March 2004,      619*
 2 April 2004,      608*
 9 April 2004,      646
16 April 2004,      605*
22 April 2004,      607
23 April 2004,      596*
30 April 2004,      661
 1 May 2004,        686  (hardware problems are causing a drop in traffic)
10 May 2004,        676  (continued poor traffic)
12 May 2004,        628  (making a comeback)
13 May 2004,        617
14 May 2004,        582
16 May 2004,        556*
19 May 2004,        563
20 May 2004,        558
24 May 2004,        598
27 May 2004,        619
 1 June 2004,       609
 2 June 2004,       538* 
 6 June 2004,       567
 8 June 2004,       591
16 June 2004,       694
22 June 2004,       709
23 June 2004,       687
24 June 2004,       658
29 June 2004,       653
 4 July 2004,       671
12 July 2004,       654
16 July 2004,       616
19 July 2004,       600
22 July 2004,       570  
25 July 2004,       531  
27 July 2004,       503* 
28 July 2004,       487* 
31 July 2004,       499
 1 August 2004,     536  (taking odd nosedive)
 4 August 2004,     583
13 August 2004,     647  (dropping back again)
23 August 2004,     595
31 August 2004,     506  (after adding 4 new servers)
 2 September 2004,  482*
 3 September 2004,  475*
 4 September 2004,  463*
 8 September 2004,  458*
 9 September 2004,  450*
10 September 2004,  446*
12 September 2004,  424*  
14 September 2004,  427
15 September 2004,  433
20 September 2004,  457
21 September 2004,  451
22 September 2004,  437
23 September 2004,  437
24 September 2004,  429
25 September 2004,  423*  
26 September 2004,  419*  
27 September 2004,  417*  
29 September 2004,  414*  
30 September 2004,  409*
October 2004 spike in activity probably caused by 2004 U.S. presidential election
 4 October 2004,    398*  (top 400)
 5 October 2004,    383*  (daily: 290*)
 6 October 2004,    361*  
 7 October 2004,    323*  (daily: 250*)
 8 October 2004,    303*  
 9 October 2004,    290*  (top 300)
11 October 2004,    293
12 October 2004,    288*  
13 October 2004,    280*  (daily: 231*)
14 October 2004,    271*  (daily: 218*)
15 October 2004,    254*  (daily: 197*)
16 October 2004,    251*  
17 October 2004,    243*  
18 October 2004,    239*  
19 October 2004,    237*  
20 October 2004,    231* 
21 October 2004,    233
22 October 2004,    238
23 October 2004,    237
25 October 2004,    226*  
26 October 2004,    222*  
27 October 2004,    221*  
31 October 2004,    235
 9 November 2004,   238
12 November 2004,   227
16 November 2004,   222
17 November 2004,   217*
18 November 2004,   210* (daily: 172*)
19 November 2004,   208* 
20 November 2004,   196* (top 200, daily: 158*)
21 November 2004,   183* 
22 November 2004,   175*
23 November 2004,   167* (daily: 152*)
24 November 2004,   171
25 November 2004,   168
29 November 2004,   178
 5 December 2004,   174
10 December 2004,   166* (daily: 153)
22 December 2004,   191  (daily: 161)
29 December 2004,   204  (daily: 159)
January 2005 spike in activity probably caused by 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake
 1 January  2005,   187  (daily: 143*) 
 2 January  2005,   165*
 3 January  2005,   156* (daily: 140*)
 4 January  2005,   147* (daily: 132*)
 6 January  2005,   143* (daily: 130*)
13 January  2005,   141*
18 January  2005,   168  (daily: 192) - after running slowly for several days
19 January  2005,   163  (daily: 122*) - still running slowly
21 January  2005,   139* (daily: 137)
22 January  2005,   136* (daily: 144)
24 January  2005,   132* (daily: 115*)
29 January  2005,   140  (daily: 146)
 7 February 2005,   141  (daily: 144)
12 February 2005,   137  (daily: 120)
15 February 2005,   122* (daily: 118)
19 February 2005,   119* (daily: 106*)
21 February 2005,   118* (daily: 135)
23 February 2005,   115* (daily: 124)
27 February 2005,   123  (daily: 139) recovering after big server crash
 1 March 2005,      128  (daily: 112) still recovering
 2 March 2005,      123  (daily: 110)
 6 March 2005,      115  (daily: 128)
 8 March 2005,      114* (daily: 105*)
19 March 2005,      110* (daily: 134)
22 March 2005,      110  (daily: 104*)
23 March 2005,      109* (daily: 95*) first daily rank in the top 100
24 March 2005,      104* (daily: 95)
26 March 2005,      113  (daily: 105)
30 March 2005,      101* (daily: 89*) first daily rank in top 90
April 2005 spike in activity probably caused by death of Pope John Paul II
 2 April 2005,       97* (daily: 94) first weekly rank in top 100
 3 April 2005,       89* (daily: 77*) rising ever faster!
 4 April 2005,       85* (daily: 77)
 6 April 2005,       82* (daily: 77)
 7 April 2005,       80* (daily: 77)
 8 April 2005,       80  (daily: 74*)
12 April 2005,       77* (daily: 66*)
19 April 2005,       76* (daily: 56*) first daily rank in top 60
20 April 2005,       73* (daily: 57)
21 April 2005,       72* (daily: 66)
24 April 2005,       64* (daily: 82)
 1 May   2005,       79  (daily: 89)
 3 May   2005,       77  (daily: 66)
 6 May   2005,       69  (daily: 60)
10 May   2005,       65  (daily: 64)
23 May   2005,       67  (daily: 63)
 1 June  2005,       74  (daily: 68)
10 June  2005,       70  (daily: 64)
12 June  2005,       71  (daily: 60)
Mid-June 2005 spike in activity probably caused by increased publicity from the Los Angeles Times.
Comment: this is disputed; only a quarter of traffic comes from the U.S. and there wasn't much of a spike anyway.
18 June 2005, 66 (daily: 63) 19 June 2005, 63* (daily: 59) 20 June 2005, 62* (daily: 62) 22 June 2005, 62 (daily: 61) 26 June 2005, 61* (daily: 55*) 28 June 2005, 59* (daily: 56) first weekly rank in top 60 29 June 2005, 58* (daily: 58) 30 June 2005, 58 (daily: 53*) 3 July 2005, 57* (daily: 52*) 4 July 2005, 55* (daily: 54) 6 July 2005, 53* (daily: 50*) first daily rank in top 50 7 July 2005, 51* (daily: 51) 9 July 2005, 52 (daily: 52) 10 July 2005, 52 (daily: 48*) 11 July 2005, 51 (daily: 50) 12 July 2005, 51 (daily: 54) 14 July 2005, 52 (daily: 55) 15 July 2005, 51 (daily: 52) 17 July 2005, 52 (daily: 46*) 18 July 2005, 52 (daily: 50) 19 July 2005, 52 (daily: 48) 21 July 2005, 50* (daily: 50) first weekly rank in the top 50 22 July 2005, 50 (daily: 53) 23 July 2005, 50 (daily: 54) 24 July 2005, 50 (daily: 50) 25 July 2005, 50 (daily: 47) 26 July 2005, 51 (daily: 50) 27 July 2005, 51 (daily: 51) 29 July 2005, 51 (daily: 53) 31 July 2005, 51 (daily: 48) 1 August 2005, 51 (daily: 50) 6 August 2005, 50 (daily: 52) 8 August 2005, 51 (daily: 51) 9 August 2005, 50 (daily: 49) 11 August 2005, 49* (daily: 47) 13 August 2005, 48* (daily: 51) 15 August 2005, 49 (daily: 48) 17 August 2005, 48 (daily: 43*) 18 August 2005, 47* (daily: 41*) 19 August 2005, 46* (daily: 43) 22 August 2005, 44* (daily: 43) 23 August 2005, 43* (daily: 44) 24 August 2005, 43 (daily: 45) 1 September 2005, 46 (daily: 42) 2 September 2005, 44 (daily: 42) 4 September 2005, 42* (daily: 40*) first daily rank in the top 40 5 September 2005, 41* (daily: 39*) 6 September 2005, 40* (daily: 35*) first weekly rank in the top 40 8 September 2005, 39* (daily: 37) 11 September 2005, 40 (daily: 33*) 17 September 2005, 38* (daily: 44) 26 September 2005, 37* (daily: 44) 29 September 2005, 43 (daily: 35) 30 September 2005, 40 (daily: 38) 1 October 2005, 39 (daily: 39) 2 October 2005, 38 (daily: 34) 4 October 2005, 37 (daily: 31*) 10 October 2005, 35* (daily: 38) 16 October 2005, 35 (daily: 34) 20 October 2005, 34* (daily: 36) 26 October 2005, 34 (daily: 35) 2 November 2005, 35 (daily: 35) 6 November 2005, 34 (daily: 32) 13 November 2005, 34 (daily: 33) 25 November 2005, 35 (daily: 39) 29 November 2005, 33* (daily: 35) John Seigenthaler Sr. Wikipedia biography controversy 4 December 2005, 34 (daily: 30*) first daily rank in the top 30 6 December 2005, 33 (daily: 29*) 9 December 2005, 31* (daily: 29) 10 December 2005, 30* (daily: 30) first weekly rank in the top 30 11 December 2005, 30 (daily: 27*) 12 December 2005, 29* (daily: 28) 16 December 2005, 28* (daily: 28) 18 December 2005, 28 (daily: 23*) 19 December 2005, 27* (daily: 27) 22 December 2005, 27 (daily: 28) 25 December 2005, 28 (daily: 24) 29 December 2005, 28 (daily: 25) 2 January 2006, 26* (daily: 20*) first daily ranking in the top 20 3 January 2006, 24* (daily: 21) 4 January 2006, 22* (daily: 20) 7 January 2006, 20* (daily: 21) first weekly rank in the top 20 8 January 2006, 19* (daily: 19*) 10 January 2006, 20 (daily: 20) 17 January 2006, 19 (daily: 20) 18 January 2006, 19 (daily: 18*) 21 January 2006, 19 (daily: 19) 22 January 2006, 18* (daily: 16*) 25 January 2006, 18 (daily: 18) 27 January 2006, 17* (daily: 17)
Marty Meehan Wikipedia controversy - mainly affects U.S. traffic, which is only a quarter of the total.
It is probable that the Chinese New Year was a much more important cause of the late January spike.
28 January 2006, 17 (daily: 15*) first daily ranking in the top 15 29 January 2006, 17 (daily: 13*)
Wikipedia spiked during the Chinese New Year season because the major Chinese sites all took a plunge.
Therefore this ranking may not be beaten for a while.
31 January 2006, 15* (daily: 14) first weekly rank in the top 15 1 February 2006, 15 (daily: 16) 6 February 2006, 18 (daily: 18) 15 February 2006, 18 (daily: 19) 25 February 2006, 18 (daily: 17) 5 March 2006, 18 (daily: 12*)
This one day spike was caused by a sharp one day fall in the rankings
of the major Chinese-language sites. Reason not known.
7 March 2006, 17 (daily: 17) 12 March 2006, 17 (daily: 16) 30 March 2006, 16 (daily: 17) 6 April 2006, 16 (daily: 17) 12 April 2006, 16 (daily: 15) First top 15 daily ranking not caused by China-related special circumstances. 25 April 2006, 17 (daily: 17) It's gone down, even though 7-day average reach has set new records 10 days in a row. 1 May 2006, 17 (daily: 14) This day was a public holiday in China. 22 May 2006, 17 (daily: 17) 3 June 2006, 17 (daily: 18) 8 June 2006, 16 (daily: 16) 29 June 2006, 16 (daily: 17) 28 July 2006, 16 (daily: 16) 13 August 2006, 16 (daily: 14) 19 August 2006, 15 (daily: 14) First top 15 weekly ranking not caused by China-related special events. 20 August 2006, 15 (daily: 13) 29 August 2006, 15 (daily: 15) 17 September 2006, 15 (daily: 13) 27 September 2006, 15 (daily: 13) 3 October 2006, 13* (daily: 12) 4 October 2006, 13 (daily: 11*) 12 October 2006, 12* (daily: 13) 13 October 2006, 12 (daily: 11) 17 October 2006, 12 (daily: 11) 8 November 2006, 12 (daily: 11) 12 November 2006, 12 (daily: 10*) First daily ranking in the top 10. 18 November 2006, 12 (daily: 13) 11 December 2006, 12 (daily: 10) 12 December 2006, 11* (daily: 11) 22 December 2006, 12 (daily: 12) 31 December 2006, 12 (daily: 12) 3 January 2007, 11 (daily: 9*) 7 January 2007, 10* (daily: 9) First weekly ranking in the top 10. 10 February 2007, 11 (daily: 11) 15 February 2007, 10 (daily: 10) 19 February 2007, 11 (daily: 8*) Chinese New Year spike 24 February 2007, 9* (daily: 11) 24 March 2007, 9 (daily: 10) 16 April 2007, 9 (daily: 9) 7 May 2007, 9 (daily: 9) 29 May 2007, 9 (daily: 8) 29 July 2007, 8* (daily: 8) 4 September 2007, 8 (daily: 8) 21 September 2007, 8 (daily: 8) 16 December 2007, 9 (daily: 9) 16 March 2008, 9 (daily: 9) 14 April 2008, 7* (daily: 8) Alexa has recalculated rankings; leap frogged Hi5 and Facebook 26 May 2008, 8 (daily: 8) 29 September 2008, 8 (daily: 8) 20 February 2009, 7 (daily: 7*) 25 September 2009 6* (daily: 6*) 17 May 2010, 6 (daily: 7) 11 October 2011, 6 (daily: 6)

Alexa Global Top 500 (3 month ranking)[edit]

Alexa ranking for global top 500.png

In October 2004, Wikipedia appeared in Alexa's list of the Global Top 500 web sites. Note: the Alexa 3 month ranking is based on a three-month moving average, so it will smooth out both temporary peaks and temporary troughs in performance. Now Wikipedia is in the top 20; rival sites differ considerably in popularity and so Wikipedia's ranking is much more stable than in the past.

12 October  2004,   #468
28 October  2004,   #403
01 November 2004,   #393
09 November 2004,   #378
15 November 2004,   #329
24 November 2004,   #293
10 December 2004,   #255
22 December 2004,   #221
29 December 2004,   #209
04 January  2005,   #200 (First time in global top 200)
13 January  2005,   #188
29 January  2005,   #175
07 February 2005,   #167
12 February 2005,   #163
27 February 2005,   #146
10 March 2005,      #136
19 March 2005,      #132
30 March 2005,      #124
 9 April 2005,      #119
19 April 2005,      #108
23 April 2005,      #103
 1 May   2005,      #100 (First time in global top 100)
12 May   2005,       #94
23 May   2005,       #88
 8 June  2005,       #81
18 June  2005,       #78
26 June  2005,       #69
 8 July  2005,       #65
18 July  2005,       #60
25 July  2005,       #58 
 6 August 2005,      #57 
23 August 2005,      #55
 2 September 2005,   #53
 5 September 2005,   #50 (First time in global top 50)
24 September 2005,   #49
 2 October 2005,     #47
10 October 2005,     #46
26 October 2005,     #41
 2 November 2005,    #38
29 November 2005,    #36
 2 December 2005,    #35
16 December 2005,    #34
26 December 2005,    #33
 1 January 2006,     #32
 5 January 2006,     #31
12 January 2006,     #30
 1 February 2006,    #28
 7 February 2006,    #23
15 February 2006,    #22
 3 March 2006,       #20 (First time in global top 20)
 8 March 2006,       #19
12 March 2006,       #18
29 March 2006,       #17
13 May 2006,         #16
29 June 2006,        #17 (Overtaken by YouTube.com)
16 July 2006,        #16 
23 July 2006,        #17 
14 August 2006,      #16
17 September 2006,   #17 (Overtaken by Orkut.com)
13 October 2006,     #15
 7 November 2006,    #14
15 November 2006,    #13
 6 December 2006,    #12
27 February 2007,    #11
26 March 2007,       #10 (First time in global top 10)
 8 April 2007,       #11 (Battle with yahoo.co.jp)
26 April 2007,       #10 
18 May 2007,          #9
22 May 2007,         #10 (Battle with qq.com)
29 May 2007,          #9
20 October 2007,      #8 
23 January 2008,      #9
16 March 2008,        #9
14 April 2008,        #7 (Alexa revise rankings)
29 September 2008,    #8
20 February 2009,     #7
25 September 2009     #6 (msn.com overtaken)
17 May 2010           #6


Alexa reach per million measurement for wikipedia.org[edit]

This data is plotted on a logarithmic scale. It is also available plotted on a linear scale here.


Alexa reach per million viewers: (reach figures can be found at the bottom of the Alexa page cited above [2]). The early part of this list shows only one-week average, but from December 2004 the daily figures are also shown. Another way to look at these figures is in percentage terms. When Wikipedia's reach per million hit 10,000 in June 2005 that meant that 1% of internet users with the Alexa toolbar were visiting Wikipedia each day. In September 2006 this figure reached 50,000 or 5%. The percentage of internet users who visit Wikipedia in a longer period such as a week or a month will be higher than that, as further internet users visit it each day, but it cannot be calculated from the information published by Alexa.

 7 February 2003,      125 
15 February 2003,      155* 
23 February 2003,      125 
15 March 2003,         210*
28 March 2003,         265* 
12 April 2003,         285* 
16 April 2003,         270 
  6 May 2003,          360* 
 18 May 2003,          300 
29 May 2003,           330 
16 June 2003,          330 
 2 July 2003,          420* 
13 July 2003,          530* 
17 July 2003,          530 
 8 August 2003,        665* 
 2 October 2003,       905* 
21 October 2003,       990* 
 3 November 2003,      880 
13 November 2003,      910 
25 November 2003,      950 
 3 December 2003,      945 
 6 December 2003,    1,010* 
 8 December 2003,    1,050*
12 December 2003,    1,050 
15 December 2003,    1,070* 
 1 January 2004,       905 
12 January 2004,     1,105* 
24 January 2004,     1,285* 
28 January 2004,     1,390* 
 1 February 2004,    1,290 
14 February 2004,    1,390 
20 February 2004,    1,340 
27 February 2004,    1,380 
 3 March 2004,       1,345 
 8 March 2004,       1,440* 
14 March 2004,       1,465 
20 March 2004,       1,515* 
21 March 2004,       1,565 
30 March 2004,       1,630* 
 2 April 2004,       1,625 
16 April 2004,       1,740* 
22 April 2004,       2,000*
23 April 2004,       1,845 
 1 May 2004,         1,700, (hardware problems affecting traffic)
10 May 2004,         1,660, (problems continue, new hardware is on order)
12 May 2004,         1,695 
13 May 2004,         1,685 
16 May 2004,         1,840 
19 May 2004,         1,885 
20 May 2004,         1,950 
27 May 2004,         1,770 
 1 June 2004,        1,845 
 8 June 2004,        1,940 
16 June 2004,        1,585 
22 June 2004,        1,535 
23 June 2004,        1,560 
24 June 2004,        1,625 
29 June 2004,        1,650 
19 July 2004,        1,755
22 July 2004,        1,910, (Making a comeback)
25 July 2004,        2,020*
27 July 2004,        2,105*
28 July 2004,        2,115*
31 July 2004,        2,030
 4 August 2004,      1,735
13 August 2004,      1,505, (a big drop)
23 August 2004,      1,515
31 August 2004,      1,870, (after installing 4 new servers)
 2 September 2004,   1,945
 9 September 2004,   1,930
10 September 2004,   1,895
12 September 2004,   1,950
14 September 2004,   1,935
15 September 2004,   1,880
17 September 2004,   1,835
21 September 2004,   1,710
22 September 2004,   1,715
23 September 2004,   1,730
24 September 2004,   1,735
25 September 2004,   1,760
26 September 2004,   1,770
27 September 2004,   1,770
30 September 2004,   1,740
04 October 2004,     2,040 
05 October 2004,     2,235* 
06 October 2004,     2,405* 
07 October 2004,     2,600* 
08 October 2004,     2,810* 
09 October 2004,     2,985* 
11 October 2004,     2,950
12 October 2004,     2,915
13 October 2004,     2,910
14 October 2004,     2,935
15 October 2004,     3,000* 
16 October 2004,     3,250* 
18 October 2004,     3,160
19 October 2004,     3,260* 
20 October 2004,     3,320* 
21 October 2004,     3,365* 
23 October 2004,     3,425* 
26 October 2004,     3,615* 
31 October 2004,     3,315
19 November 2004,    3,570
20 November 2004,    3,655* 
22 November 2004,    3,970*
23 November 2004,    4,045*
25 November 2004,    4,025
 5 December 2004,    4,200*
10 December 2004,    4,065
22 December 2004,    3,840
29 December 2004,    3,570  (daily:  4,300)
01 January  2005,    3,940  (daily:  4,700)
03 January  2005,    4,535* (daily:  5,300)
04 January  2005,    4,710* (daily:  5,450*)
06 January  2005,    4,905* (daily:  5,300)
19 January  2005,    4,735  (daily:  5,400)
24 January  2005,    4,955* (daily:  5,450)
 1 February 2005,    4,825  (daily:  5,150)
 4 February 2005,    4,980* (daily:  5,000)
 8 February 2005,    4,955  (daily:  5,600*)
11 February 2005,    5,185* (daily:  5,600)
12 February 2005,    5,245* (daily:  4,900)
15 February 2005,    5,340* (daily:  5,500)
19 February 2005,    5,385* (daily:  5,800*)
 1 March 2005,       4,950  (daily:  5,450), recovering from server crash
19 March 2005,       5,365  (daily:  4,700)
22 March 2005,       5,455* (daily:  5,900*)
23 March 2005,       5,515* (daily:  6,100*)
30 March 2005,       5,825* (daily:  6,400*)
 2 April 2005,       6,125* (daily:  6,300)
 3 April 2005,       6,820* (daily:  7,700*)
 4 April 2005,       6,995* (daily:  7,650)
 5 April 2005,       7,080* (daily:  7,400)
 6 April 2005,       7,280* (daily:  7,750*)
 8 April 2005,       7,600* (daily:  8,100*)
12 April 2005,       7,900* (daily:  8,300*)
19 April 2005,       7,900  (daily:  9,850*)
20 April 2005,       8,100* (daily:  9,150)
21 April 2005,       8,200* (daily:  8,300)
24 April 2005,       7,900  (daily:  4,750)
 1 May   2005,       7,300  (daily:  4,150)
 6 May   2005,       8,150  (daily:  9,350)
11 May   2005,       8,500* (daily:  8,500)
23 May   2005,       8,500  (daily:  8,900)
 2 June  2005,       8,400  (daily:  8,650)
11 June  2005,       8,100  (daily:  7,700), dropping
12 June  2005,       8,100  (daily:  8,800), going up again
18 June  2005,       8,650* (daily:  7,850)
19 June  2005,       8,650  (daily:  8,900)
20 June  2005,       8,750* (daily:  9,450)
22 June  2005,       8,800* (daily:  8,950)
26 June  2005,       9,050* (daily: 10,300*), first daily reach over 10,000
28 June  2005,       9,450* (daily: 10,450*)
29 June  2005,       9,650* (daily: 10,350)
30 June  2005,       9,900* (daily: 10,700*), 12.5% increase in 8 days
 3 July  2005,      10,450* (daily: 10,900*), first weekly average reach over 10,000
 4 July  2005,      10,550* (daily: 11,400*)
 8 July  2005,      11,300* (daily: 10,900)
 9 July  2005,      11,350* (daily: 10,250)
10 July  2005,      11,400* (daily: 11,300)
11 July  2005,      11,500* (daily: 12,100*)
12 July  2005,      11,500  (daily: 11,500)
14 July  2005,      11,350  (daily: 11,550)
15 July  2005,      11,400  (daily: 11,100)
17 July  2005,      11,500* (daily: 12,000)
18 July  2005,      11,500  (daily: 12,100)
19 July  2005,      11,650* (daily: 13,100*)
21 July  2005,      11,750* (daily: 11,850)
22 July  2005,      11,750  (daily: 11,050)
23 July  2005,      11,800* (daily: 10,550)
24 July  2005,      11,800  (daily: 11,900)
25 July  2005,      12,050* (daily: 13,900*)
26 July  2005,      11,900  (daily: 12,200)
27 July  2005,      11,850  (daily: 11,550)
29 July  2005,      11,850  (daily: 11,200)
31 July  2005,      11,750  (daily: 11,450)
 1 August 2005,     11,400  (daily: 11,500)
 6 August 2005,     11,550  (daily: 10,850)
 8 August 2005,     11,750  (daily: 12,750)
 9 August 2005,     11,850  (daily: 13,000)
11 August 2005,     12,200* (daily: 13,000)
13 August 2005,     12,350* (daily: 11,600)
15 August 2005,     12,500* (daily: 13,050)
17 August 2005,     12,450  (daily: 12,800)
18 August 2005,     12,450  (daily: 13,150)
19 August 2005,     12,500  (daily: 12,400)
22 August 2005,     12,500  (daily: 13,100)
23 August 2005,     12,500  (daily: 12,950)
24 August 2005,     12,550* (daily: 13,150)
 1 September 2005,  12,750* (daily: 13,400)
 2 September 2005,  12,850* (daily: 12,550)
 4 September 2005,  13,100* (daily: 13,100)
 5 September 2005,  13,200* (daily: 13,650)
 6 September 2005,  13,300* (daily: 14,500*)
 8 September 2005,  13,450* (daily: 14,850*)
11 September 2005,  14,100* (daily: 15,000*)
26 September 2005,  11,950  (daily: 14,600)
29 September 2005,  12,350  (daily: 15,350*)
 1 October 2005,    13,450  (daily: 13,700)
 2 October 2005,    14,450* (daily: 15,750*)
 4 October 2005,    15,000* (daily: 17,650*)
10 October 2005,    15,400* (daily: 15,800)
16 October 2005,    15,700* (daily: 15,850)
26 October 2005,    16,500* (daily: 16,950)
 3 November 2005,   16,450  (daily: 16,900)
 6 November 2005,   16,750* (daily: 18,050*)
13 November 2005,   17,150* (daily: 17,700)
25 November 2005,   16,450  (daily: 15,400)
27 November 2005,   16,450  (daily: 18,050)
 4 December 2005,   16,950  (daily: 18,250*)
 6 December 2005,   17,200* (daily: 18,900*)
 8 December 2005,   17,750* (daily: 19,200*)
10 December 2005,   18,400* (daily: 17,900)
11 December 2005,   18,750* (daily: 20,750*)  first daily reach over 20,000
12 December 2005,   19,150* (daily: 20,900*)
13 December 2005,   19,500* (daily: 21,300*)
14 December 2005,   19,700* (daily: 20,100)
15 December 2005,   19,900* (daily: 20,500)
16 December 2005,   20,050* (daily: 19,000)  first weekly average reach over 20,000
17 December 2005,   20,150* (daily: 18,450)
18 December 2005,   20,300* (daily: 21,750*)
19 December 2005,   20,400* (daily: 21,850*)
20 December 2005,   20,450* (daily: 21,400)
21 December 2005,   20,600* (daily: 21,250)
22 December 2005,   20,600  (daily: 20,350)
24 December 2005,   20,550  (daily: 18,250)
25 December 2005,   20,050  (daily: 18,300)
29 December 2005,   19,700  (daily: 22,000*}
 1 January 2006,    20,750* (daily: 22,050*)
 2 January 2006,    21,950* (daily: 26,450*)
 3 January 2006,    22,800* (daily: 26,900*)
 4 January 2006,    23,600* (daily: 26,850)
 5 January 2006,    24,200* (daily: 26,300)
 7 January 2006,    25,150* (daily: 25,550)
 8 January 2006,    26,300* (daily: 27,500*)
 9 January 2006,    26,450* (daily: 27,400)
10 January 2006,    26,550* (daily: 27,800*)
11 January 2006,    26,800* (daily: 28,400*)
13 January 2006,    27,050* (daily: 27,000)
17 January 2006,    26,300  (daily: 26,950)
18 January 2006,    26,350  (daily: 29,000*)
21 January 2006,    27,450* (daily: 26,750)
22 January 2006,    28,300* (daily: 30,550*)  first daily reach over 30,000
23 January 2006,    28,550* (daily: 29,650)
24 January 2006,    29,000* (daily: 30,150)
25 January 2006,    29,200* (daily: 30,200)
26 January 2006,    29,650* (daily: 31,750*)
27 January 2006,    30,150* (daily: 31,900*)  first weekly average reach over 30,000
28 January 2006,    30,550* (daily: 29,750)
29 January 2006,    31,250* {daily: 35,300*)
30 January 2006,    32,200* {daily: 36,250*)
31 January 2006,    32,950* {daily: 35,550)
1 February 2006,    33,500* (daily: 33,900)
2 February 2006,    33,950* (daily: 34,750)
8 February 2006,    32,800  (daily: 32,150)
15 February 2006,   32,300  (daily: 32,300)
19 February 2006,   31,800  (daily: 31,250)
25 February 2006,   31,050  (daily: 28,550)
 5 March 2006,      31,900  (daily: 37,150*)
 7 March 2006,      32,450  (daily: 33,650)
12 March 2006,      33,450  (daily: 35,750)
14 March 2006,      34,050* (daily: 36,200)
15 March 2006,      34,450* (daily: 36,650)
17 March 2006,      34,850* (daily: 34,000)
18 March 2006,      35,050* (daily: 32,500)
19 March 2006,      35,250* (daily: 37,350*)
20 March 2006,      35,350* (daily: 36,000)
30 March 2006,      34,150  (daily: 34,550)
 6 April 2006,      34,100  (daily: 34,250)
12 April 2006,      34,400  (daily: 35,900)
16 April 2006,      35,500* (daily: 37,300)
17 April 2006,      35,650* (daily: 37,550*)
18 April 2006,      36,050* (daily: 39,000*)
19 April 2006,      36,200* (daily: 37,000)
20 April 2006,      36,700* (daily: 38,850)
21 April 2006,      37,300* (daily: 36,750)
22 April 2006,      37,350* (daily: 35,100)
23 April 2006,      37,600* (daily: 39,200*)
24 April 2006,      37,900* (daily: 39,600*)
25 April 2006,      38,050* (daily: 39,900*)
26 April 2006,      38,450* (daily: 39,700)
 1  May 2006,       38,350  (daily: 44,000*)  first daily reach over 40,000. This day was a public holiday in China. 
 2  May 2006,       38,650* (daily: 41,900)
 3  May 2006,       38,800* (daily: 40,900)
 4  May 2006,       39,450* (daily: 43,250)
 5  May 2006,       40,100* (daily: 41,400)   first weekly average reach over 40,000
 7  May 2006,       40,900* (daily: 39,300)
22  May 2006,       40,200  (daily: 42,850)
 3  June 2006,      40,300  (daily: 36,550)
 8  June 2006,      41,350* (daily: 43,900)
 9  June 2006,      41,600* (daily: 39,950)
10  June 2006,      41,700* (daily: 37,450)
11  June 2006,      41,850* (daily: 41,950)
12  June 2006,      42,000* (daily: 43,850)
 9  July 2006,      40,300  (daily: 40,950)
12  July 2006,      41,450  (daily: 44,150*)
24  July 2006,      42,150* (daily: 45,350*)
26  July 2006,      42,200* (daily: 42,850)
28  July 2006,      42,300* (daily: 42,000)
31  July 2006,      42,000  (daily: 45,350*)
 2  August 2006,    42,450* (daily: 45,000)
 3  August 2006,    42,850* (daily: 44,750)
 8  August 2006,    40,800  (daily: 47,550*)
13  August 2006,    43,800* (daily: 45,400)
14  August 2006,    45,250* (daily: 48,050*)
15  August 2006,    45,250* (daily: 47,550)
20  August 2006,    45,150  (daily: 48,150*)
22  August 2006,    44,250  (daily: 48,650*)
23  August 2006,    44,500  (daily: 49,300*)
25  August 2006,    46,150* (daily: 45,200)
26  August 2006,    46,250* (daily: 43,500)
27  August 2006,    46,300* (daily: 48,750)
28  August 2006,    47,750* (daily: 50,550*)  first daily reach over 50,000
29  August 2006,    47,900* (daily: 49,650)
30  August 2006,    48,000* (daily: 50,200)
31  August 2006,    48,150* (daily: 49,350)
 1  September 2006, 48,400* (daily: 46,800)
 6  September 2006, 45,250  (daily: 51,300*)
10  September 2006, 48,850* (daily: 51,800*)
11  September 2006, 50,750* (daily: 54,700*) first weekly average reach over 50,000
14  September 2006, 51,050* (daily: 51,850)
17  September 2006, 51,200* (daily: 52,650)
19  September 2006, 51,350* (daily: 54,400)
26  September 2006, 51,500* (daily: 56,500*)
27  September 2006, 52,000* (daily: 55,250)
 3  October 2006,   49,750  (daily: 59,200*)
 4  October 2006,   50,350  (daily: 59,600*)
 5  October 2006,   53,950* (daily: 55,800)
 7  October 2006,   54,550* (daily: 47,850)
 9  October 2006,   55,450* (daily: 56,600)
13  October 2006,   54,700  (daily: 62,150*) first daily reach over 60,000
14  October 2006,   55,500* (daily: 52,950)
15  October 2006,   56,850* (daily: 60,550)
16  October 2006,   57,350* (daily: 60,150)
17  October 2006,   57,900* (daily: 59,650)
18  October 2006,   58,450* (daily: 59,800)
19  October 2006,   58,900* (daily: 57,250)
23  October 2006,   57,500  (daily: 63,100*)
 6  November 2006,  58,750  (daily: 63,350*)
 7  November 2006,  59,150* (daily: 62,350)
 8  November 2006,  59,500* (daily: 60,800)
12  November 2006,  60,000* (daily: 64,000*) first weekly average reach over 60,000
13  November 2006,  60,450* (daily: 66,400*)
14  November 2006,  60,700* (daily: 63,950)
17  November 2006,  61,750* (daily: 57,150)
 3  December 2006,  63,100* (daily: 62,300)
22  December 2006,  51,200  (daily: 45,800) 
31  December 2006,  46,500  (daily: 43,750) holiday period slump
 3  January 2007,   50,600  (daily: 59,250)
 7  January 2007,   55,050  (daily: 56,800)
 4  February 2007,  59,500  (daily: 58,500)
 15 February 2007,  61,350  (daily: 62,850)
 19 February 2007,  61,800  (daily: 69,600*) Chinese New Year spike - daily peak reach
 21 February 2007,  63,150* (daily: 67,900)
 23 February 2007,  64,350* (daily: 63,200)
 25 February 2007,  65,150* (daily: 60,950) Chinese New Year spike - weekly peak reach
 16 April 2007,     63,250  (daily: 67,600)
  2 May 2007,       63,750  (daily: 70,750*) first daily reach over 70,000
  6 May 2007,       66,000* (daily: 67,700)
  7 May 2007,       66,900* (daily: 70,850*)
 29 May 2007,       63,700  (daily: 69,450)
  9 August 2007,    65,000  (daily: 69,450)
 13 August 2007,    67,350* (daily: 70,950*)
 14 August 2007,    67,550* (daily: 71,500*)
 15 August 2007,    67,950* (daily: 72,200*)
 16 August 2007,    68,100* (daily: 71,000)
 17 August 2007,    68,650* (daily: 67,150)
 18 August 2007,    69,000* (daily: 63,550)
 20 August 2007,    69,850* (daily: 74,650*)
 21 August 2007,    70,450* (daily: 75,650*) first weekly average reach over 70,000
 22 August 2007,    71,000* (daily: 76,050*)
 28 August 2007,    74,050* (daily: 80,350*) first daily reach over 80,000
  4 September 2007, 71,450  (daily: 80,700*)
  6 September 2007, 74,100* (daily: 79,600)
  7 September 2007, 75,950* (daily: 74,600)
  8 September 2007, 76,200* (daily: 68,550)
  9 September 2007, 77,200* (daily: 80,550)
 11 September 2007, 77,400* (daily: 83,350*)
 12 September 2007, 77,950* (daily: 83,650*)
 13 September 2007, 78,250* (daily: 81,950)
 15 September 2007, 78,550* (daily: 70,900)
 17 September 2007, 79,850* (daily: 84,000*)
 26 September 2007, 81,000* (daily: 86,850*) first weekly average reach over 80,000
 27 September 2007, 81,050* (daily: 80,650)
  1 October 2007,   81,700* (daily: 87,600*)
  5 October 2007,   82,000* (daily: 75,600)
 10 October 2007,   78,550  (daily: 88,650*)
 14 October 2007,   83,100* (daily: 86,000)
 15 October 2007,   84,550* (daily: 90,600*) first daily reach over 90,000
 16 October 2007,   86,000* (daily: 91,400*)
 17 October 2007,   86,100* (daily: 89,300)
 18 October 2007,   86,600* (daily: 89,500)
 22 October 2007,   85,850  (daily: 91,550*)
 26 October 2007,   87,200* (daily: 83,300)
 27 October 2007,   87,700* (daily: 78,900)
 30 October 2007,   87,600  (daily: 92,400*)
  9 November 2007,  88,350* (daily: 83,800)
 10 November 2007,  88,800* (daily: 80,950)
 11 November 2007,  89,250* (daily: 93,650*)
 13 November 2007,  89,650* (daily: 94,050*)
 19 November 2007,  90,000* (daily: 94,850*) first weekly average reach over 90,000
 23 January 2008,   90,300* (daily: 94,550)
 29 January 2008,   91,450* (daily: 97,400*)
  5 February 2008,  94,600* (daily: 96,800)
 11 February 2008,  93,200  (daily: 98,200*)
  3 March 2008,     94,450  (daily: 99,500*)
  5 March 2008,     94,650* (daily: 97,800)
 10 March 2008,     94,650  (daily: 100,000*) first daily reach over 100,000
 31 March 2008,     96,600* (daily: 102,400*)
  2 April 2008,     97,600* (daily: 102,200)
  6 April 2008,     99,050* (daily: 105,450*)
  7 April 2008,     99,600* (daily: 104,100) 
  8 April 2008,     99,750* (daily: 103,200)
 10 April 2008,     99,950* (daily: 101,100)
  1 June 2008,     114,200* (daily: 116,600) * new records after gap in Alexa updates
  3 June 2008,     114,200  (daily: 118,600) *
  5 June 2008,     115,500* (daily: 114,500)
 17 May 2010,      131,600* (daily: 123,000*)
 11 October 2011,  147,500* (daily: 147,000*)

Alexa page views per million measurement for wikipedia.org[edit]

Alexa page view statistics for wikipedia.org per million overall page views; the score of 2,000 reached in January 2006 meant in theory that Wikipedia was getting 0.2% of all Internet page views for all sites or one pageview in five hundred; a score of 10,000 would equate to 1% of all internet page views. Since this statistic is only displayed as a graph, rather than a number, you will need to estimate it from the graph displayed via the link given above, and use the date displayed on the graph, which is sometimes not up-to-date. As there is a clear weekly pattern of peaks and troughs, it is best to estimate the average for the last seven days, which will give a more realistic picture of long term trends. This can be done quite accurately using the 7-day graph here.

 1 January 2003,      10
 1 April 2003,        20
 1 July 2003,         25
 1 October 2003,      70*
 1 January 2004,      70
 1 April 2004,       110*
 1 July 2004,        104
 1 August 2004,      110
 1 September 2004,   130*
 1 October 2004,     140*
 1 November 2004,    195*
 1 December 2004,    290*
 1 January 2005,     330*
20 January 2005,     300 
30 January 2005,     318
11 February 2005,    344*
14 February 2005,    358*
18 February 2005,    370*
21 February 2005,    325
27 February 2005,    375*
 1 March 2005,       365
 3 March 2005,       350
21 March 2005,       435*
22 March 2005,       440*
23 March 2005,       450*
24 March 2005,       380
26 March 2005,       425
30 March 2005,       480*
31 March 2005,       440 
 3 April 2005,       580*
12 April 2005,       525
23 April 2005,       575
30 April 2005,       590*
 6 May   2005,       695*
12 May   2005,       750*
 2 June  2005,       620
11 June  2005,       575
12 June  2005,       650
18 June  2005,       640
19 June  2005,       700
20 June  2005,       625
22 June  2005,       650
28 June  2005,       660
30 June  2005,       680
 4 July  2005,       730
 8 July  2005,       740
10 July  2005,       840*
14 July  2005,       720
15 July  2005,       800
17 July  2005,       860*
18 July  2005,       825
21 July  2005,       805
22 July  2005,       765
23 July  2005,       760
24 July  2005,       780
25 July  2005,       750
27 July  2005,       745
29 July  2005,       750
31 July  2005,       800
 1 August 2005,      750
 6 August 2005,      800
 8 August 2005,      800
 9 August 2005,      795
11 August 2005,      810
13 August 2005,      840
15 August 2005,      845
19 August 2005,      855
22 August 2005,      900*
24 August 2005,      840
 1 September 2005,   860
 5 September 2005,   920*
11 September 2005, 1,020*
 4 October 2005,   1,140*
16 October 2005,   1,090
21 October 2005,     960
26 October 2005,   1,010
 1 November 2005,  1,040
 9 November 2005,  1,025
23 November 2005,    950
27 November 2005,  1,100
 3 December 2005,  1,070
 5 December 2005,  1,210*
10 December 2005,  1,280*
11 December 2005,  1,595*
12 December 2005,  1,345
13 December 2005,  1,390
15 December 2005,  1,450
16 December 2005,  1,370
17 December 2005,  1,580
18 December 2005,  1,715*
19 December 2005,  1,485
20 December 2005,  1,450
22 December 2005,  1,480
24 December 2005,  1,525
25 December 2005,  1,635
28 December 2005,  1,460
31 December 2005,  1,650
 1 January 2006,   1,930*
 2 January 2006,   1,980*
 7 January 2006,   1,860
 8 January 2006,   2,020*
14 January 2006,   1,830
16 January 2006,   2,060*
20 January 2006,   2,260*
26 January 2006,   2,485*
27 January 2006,   2,540*
30 January 2006,   2,700* spike during the Chinese New Year season
 4 February 2006,  2,540
15 February 2006,  2,300
25 February 2006,  2,300
 7 March 2006,     2,400
29 March 2006,     2,450
12 April 2006,     2,500
16 April 2006,     2,600
21 April 2006,     2,625
27 April 2006,     2,640
 2 May 2006,       2,755* 
 5 May 2006,       2,830*
22 May 2006,       2,740
 3 June 2006,      2,780
12 June 2006,      2,800
 9 July 2006,      2,895*
11 July 2006,      2,955*
13 July 2006,      2,985*
14 August 2006,    2,980
15 August 2006,    3,005*
20 August 2006,    3,075*
22 August 2006,    3,055
26 August 2006,    3,140*
28 August 2006,    3,210*
 1 September 2006, 3,245*
11 September 2006, 3,380*
26 September 2006, 3,385*
 5 October 2006,   3,415*
 9 October 2006,   3,575*
13 October 2006,   3,705*
14 October 2006,   3,785*
15 October 2006,   3,865*
17 October 2006,   3,895*
 7 November 2006,  3,825
14 November 2006,  3,915*
18 November 2006,  4,050*
 3 December 2006,  4,160*
31 December 2006,  3,900
 8 January 2007,   4,250*
15 February 2007,  4,410*
25 February 2007,  4,680*
24 April 2007,     4,800*
9  August 2007,    5,175*
13 August 2007,    5,300*
21 August 2007,    5,500*
26 September 2007, 5,775*
18 October 2007,   5,900*
16 December 2007,  5,500
17 May 2010,       5,722
11 October 2011,   5,629

Alexa country rankings[edit]

In April 2006 Alexa introduced rankings on a by-country basis. [3] Wikipedia's rankings are shown in the table below. These are subject to the aforementioned caveats about Alexa rankings and also the additional caveat that not all internet addresses can accurately be sourced to a specific country. Many of the sites ahead of Wikipedia in each country are portals/search engines/ISP sites so its rankings are influenced by the degree of consolidation in those markets in each country.

Country 13 Apr 06 18 Apr 06 21 April 06 8 May 06 20 May 06 29 May 06 25 Jul 06 15 Aug 06 29 Aug 06 20 Sep 06 15 Oct 06 31 Dec 06
Algeria - - - - - - - - - - - 12
Argentina - - - - - - - 19 19 18 17 16
Australia 15 14 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 10
Austria 8 8 8 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 7 9
Bahrain - - - - - - - 35 41 50 27 16
Bangladesh - - - - - - - - - - - 14
Belarus - - - - - - - - - - - 26
Belgium - - - - - - - 7 7 7 7 9
Boliva - - - - - - - - - - - 17
Brazil 27 27 27 27 24 24 24 24 20 20 20 24
Bulgaria - - - - - - - 16 15 12 12 17
Canada 11 11 11 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 10 8
Chile - - - - - - - 25 19 18 17 19
China (see note) >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100
Colombia - - - - - - - 12 10 10 10 16
Costa Rica - - - - - - - 11 10 10 11 15
Croatia - - - - - - - 9 8 9 8 12
Cyprus - - - - - - - 11 13 12 6 16
Czech Republic - - - - - - - 35 33 31 28 27
Denmark - - - - - - - 26 25 22 23 17
Dominican Republic - - - - - - - 25 28 17 12 15
Ecuador - - - - - - - 10 10 10 9 11
Egypt 58 56 59 59 49 52 58 64 58 45 31 39
El Salvador - - - - - - - - - - - 16
Estonia - - - - - - - 18 18 16 20 48
Finland - - - - - - - 8 8 9 9 13
France 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11 10 10 10 11
Georgia - - - - - - - - - - - 52
Germany 7 6 7 5 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 4
Greece - - - - - - - 21 19 19 16 15
Guatemala - - - - - - - - - - - 15
Hong Kong 96 95 95 94 92 92 95 88 85 71 54 45
Hungary - - - - - - - 34 33 32 27 27
India 21 21 21 23 22 22 20 16 17 15 16 15
Indonesia 16 16 16 14 15 16 17 16 13 15 13 13
Iran - - - - - - - 24 22 23 18 14
Ireland 13 12 10 12 11 11 9 8 8 8 8 9
Israel 13 13 12 12 12 12 15 16 16 15 14 13
Italy 13 13 13 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 9
Japan 29 28 27 22 20 20 19 18 18 17 15 13
Jordan - - - - - - - 21 21 20 13 16
Kazakhstan - - - - - - - - - - - 59
Kuwait - - - - - - - 33 28 25 22 14
Latvia - - - - - - - - - - - 26
Lebanon - - - - - - - 21 22 13 14 12
Lithuania - - - - - - - 27 25 25 16 17
Macao - - - - - - - - - - - 47
Malaysia 18 18 18 17 17 17 16 17 17 14 11 14
Mexico 13 13 12 13 13 12 21 19 13 10 10 13
Moldova - - - - - - - - - - - 34
Morocco - - - - - - - 41 37 32 20 15
Netherlands 12 11 11 10 11 10 6 7 9 9 6 7
New Zealand 8 8 8 7 7 7 8 7 10 12 11 10
Norway - - - - - - - 18 19 16 15 14
Oman - - - - - - - 50 55 39 12 12
Pakistan 10 9 10 9 9 9 14 17 15 12 9 12
Palestinian Territory - - - - - - - 68 61 54 29 40
Panama - - - - - - - - - - - 9
Peru - - - - - - - 12 12 10 10 11
Philippines 21 21 22 20 19 18 8 8 9 9 10 10
Poland 9 9 9 10 9 9 12 14 14 13 12 11
Portugal - - - - - - - 13 13 12 12 13
Puerto Rico - - - - - - - 26 22 14 14 23
Qatar - - - - - - - 44 36 29 31 36
Romania - - - - - - - 13 14 13 10 7
Russia 25 25 27 32 33 31 38 39 35 30 28 27
Saudi Arabia >100 >100 >100 100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 100 66 46
Serbia and Montenegro - - - - - - - 9 8 7 9 10
Singapore 16 16 16 14 13 13 13 13 14 13 11 11
Slovakia - - - - - - - 25 24 16 20 27
Slovenia - - - - - - - 10 14 13 15 16
South Africa 13 13 12 12 11 8 5 5 6 5 6 7
South Korea >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100
Spain 14 14 14 14 15 15 12 9 9 9 9 9
Sudan - - - - - - - - 22 18 18 17
Sweden 21 20 20 19 19 18 17 17 17 15 13 11
Switzerland 8 8 8 8 9 9 8 7 6 6 6 7
Syria - - - - - - - 48 42 37 40 28
Taiwan >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 >100 75
Thailand 86 85 83 76 75 63 29 29 24 21 22 18
Tunisia - - - - - - - - - - - 16
Turkey 45 42 37 33 34 31 35 36 33 30 27 19
Ukraine 20 20 22 27 31 32 25 23 23 24 18 18
United Arab Emirates - - - - - - - 30 31 22 13 13
United Kingdom 11 11 11 11 12 10 9 10 10 9 10 11
United States 14 14 14 13 11 11 9 9 9 9 9 9
Venezuela - - - - - - - 23 22 22 12 15
Vietnam - - - - - - - 62 58 50 49 49
Yemen - - - - - - - 61 81 75 59 24

Note: Access to Wikipedia has been blocked in mainland China most of the time from 19 October 2005 to date. See Blocking of Wikipedia in mainland China.

Alexa topic categories[edit]

Top Reference sites[edit]

On 10 March 2005, Wikipedia was listed in Alexa's list of reference sites [4] at #4.

10 March    2005,      #4
22 March    2005,      #4
26 March    2005,      #4 (but traffic rank has now outstripped that of #3, dictionary.com)
 2 April    2005,      #4
 1 May      2005,      #4 (traffic rank and reach still higher than #3, dictionary.com)
13 May      2005,      #3 (at last! #3, after #2 www.mapquest.com, and #1 my.yahoo.com)
26 June     2005,      #2 (mapquest.com finally conquered!)
21 October  2005,      #2 (still behind My Yahoo!)
 9 February 2006,      #1 (don't know when it achieved #1, but it's there as of Feb.)
19 July     2006,      #1 (still at the top!)
31 December 2006,      #1 (still there!)
21 May      2008,      #9 (how did it drop?)
15 August   2008,      #5 (no idea, but it's back up to #5 now)
10 November 2008,      #1 (they list wikipedia.org and English Wikipedia (now at #8) separately..)
17 May      2010,      #1 (and has been for quite some time)

Top Kids and Teens sites[edit]

On 9 July 2005, Wikipedia was listed in Alexa's list of top kids and teens sites [5] at #2. By 1 October 2005 it has moved up to #1. In April 2010, the English version of Wikipedia had dropped to #5. This list is based on reach, rather than rank.

Top "School Time" sites[edit]

On 3 August 2005, Wikipedia was listed in Alexa's top list of "School Time" sites [6] at #1.

Encyclopedias[edit]

On 3 August 2005, Wikipedia was listed in Alexa's top online Encyclopedia list [7] at #1.

Software[edit]

On 21 May 2008, Wikipedia was listed in Alexa's top Software list [8] at #1.

Wikiquote[edit]

On 3 August 2005, Wikiquote was listed in Alexa's top quotations list [9] at #5.

  3 August 2005,     #5
 30 September 2005,  #5
 16 November 2005,   #5
 14 February 2006,   #4
 12 April 2006,      #3
 22 April 2006,      #2
  8 May 2006,        #2
 12 July 2006,       #2
 24 August 2006,     #2
 13 October 2006,    #1
  2 January 2007,    #1
 21 May 2008,        #1
 11 November 2009,   #2
 17 May 2010,        #3 (beaten by thinkexist.com at #1, and brainyquote.com at #2)

On 11 November 2009, it had an overall rank of #3,019.

Wiktionary[edit]

On 14 November 2005, Wiktionary was listed in Alexa's top online dictionary list [10] at #19.

On 21 May [when?] Wiktionary had an overall rank of #1,316.[citation needed]

14 November 2005,  #19
24 November 2005,  #20
 6 December 2005,  #18
24 December 2005,  #17
16 January  2006,  #16
 9 February 2006,  #13
14 February 2006,  #12
17 March    2006,  #11
 8 May      2006,  #10
 4 July     2006,  #9
 7 July     2006,  #8
13 October  2006,  #6
 2 January  2007,  #6
13 March    2007,  #6
21 May      2008,  #6
27 April    2010,  #7 (beat out by dict.cc)

Top Reference sites[edit]

On 21 May 2008, Wiktionary was listed in Alexa's list of reference sites [11] at #19. In April 2010, it had dropped to #22.

21 May      2008,      #19
27 April    2010,      #22

So how many people visit Wikipedia?[edit]

In May 2006 comScore World Metrix, a new global internet tracking system, placed what it calls "Wikipedia Sites" (presumably actually all Wikimedia sites as it makes a point of grouping all sites under common ownership) seventh on its list of "Online Properties Worldwide", with an estimated 131 million unique visitors aged 15+ in March 2006, or 19% of all internet users aged 15+, based on comScore's estimate that there were 694 million of them that month.

The difference from Wikipedia's Alexa ranking is accounted for in part by comscore's grouping of related sites, as Alexa has 2 Microsoft sites and 2 Google sites ahead of Wikipedia, but comScore counts each owner only once. In addition, some sites with much higher daily "Page Views per user", as recorded by Alexa, are ahead of Wikipedia in the Alexa rankings, but not in comScore's rankings, as comScore measures only breadth of use, not intensity of use. By January 2007 Wikipedia's estimated unique user number was 189.0 million, and it was ranked sixth.

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