The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien

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-earth998780,312
2Tom Bombadil781594,483
3Valar665415,712
4Arda634538,713
5Sauron521646,594
6Aman483319,429
7Beleriand467347,618
8Fourth Age462265,238
9Elves458538,107
10Maiar455394,347

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 780,312 visits.

To put these figures in perspective, the average entry has been visited 29,864 times, and the total hits for all entries (not counting index pages and the like) come to a rather astonishing 129,103,738. These figures are correct to 31 August 2016.

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