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A wikiFactor is a measure of the 'popularity' of a wiki website. It is based on the Hirsch h-index which is commonly used to measure the impact a scientist has had in the literature.[1]

The wikiFactor is simply the number of pages in the wiki (wF) that have had more than 1000 multiplied by wF visits.

For example a wikiFactor (wF) of, say, 20 – means that page number 20 in the ranking of pages visited has received 20,000 or more visits, whereas page 21 has not yet reached 21,000 visits.

Example rank list excerpt (wikiFactor = 38)
Rank Example view count Factorous page?
36 41682 Yes
37 41232 Yes
38 38221 Yes
39 38117 No
40 36656 No

The WikiIndex site uses the wikiFactor as one of the measures for classifying the importance of a Wiki.[2]

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  1. ^ McBride, Carl (20 February 2009). "wikiFactor: a measure of the importance of a wiki site". arXiv:0902.3439v2 [physics.soc-ph].
  2. ^ "Template:Size". WikiIndex. Retrieved 15 February 2014.