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Which entries get the most hits?

An article from the Encyclopedia of Arda FAQ

We decide which entries to update and expand next partly depending on how many hits those entries receive. A few people have asked which entries get the most interest. These are the ten most popular entries on the site, together with the number of hits they've received:

EntryMonthlyTotal
1Middle-earth3,094755,945
2Arda2,553519,491
3Tom Bombadil2,236572,567
4Legolas2,197380,669
5Sauron2,147618,698
6Galadriel1,828352,331
7Valar1,733398,460
8Battle of Five Armies1,693129,846
9Thranduil1,549159,614
10Maiar1,524383,445

This table shows the ten most popular entries over the last month, ranked by the number of times they have been read (shown in the 'Monthly' column). The 'Total' column shows the total number of times each entry has been visited in the history of the site, with the current record being held by Middle-earth with a total of 755,945 visits.

To put these figures in perspective, the average entry has been visited 29,502 times, and the total hits for all entries (not counting index pages and the like) come to a rather astonishing 123,141,456. These figures are correct to 31 December 2014.

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