How people use Search to access Wikipedia is a common question by researchers. Until now, however, there has been little data available about this relationship. To help address these questions, the Wikimedia Foundation is releasing a new, faceted dataset on search engine traffic to Wikipedia so you can ask questions like “What is the most common search engine in my country?” or “Which search engine is most-used by Android users?”
Posts on social media can make an otherwise obscure Wikipedia article go viral. A new traffic report gives English Wikipedians new insight into which ones are being read and shared most on four major social media platforms.