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Given two or more MediaWiki pages (eg. Wikipedia), what is a meaningful and publicly accessible measure of their relative popularity?

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MediaWiki can show page view count at the bottom of every page. Specifically on Wikipedia that feature is turned off though. – Jonik Sep 27 '10 at 14:21

On http://stats.grok.se/ there are statistics available for most Wikipediae. Just enter the article name and you can see the views in the chosen month.

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How can I obtain a list of articles, sorted from most popular to least popular? – Anderson Green Aug 13 '12 at 15:57
@AndersonGreen: Well there is raw data available: dumps.wikimedia.org/other/pagecounts-raw You can download and sort it yourself. – neo Aug 16 '12 at 8:22

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