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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-earth964867,476
2Flame of Udûn618139,927
3Balrogs594495,160
4Tom Bombadil516652,820
5Arda505613,168
6Maiar476431,556
7Gondor355394,409
=8Beleriand331384,261
=8Durin's Day33164,306
10Valar310452,854

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 867,476 visits.

To put these figures in perspective, the average entry has been visited 33,413 times, and the total hits for all entries (not counting index pages and the like) come to a rather astonishing 154,834,323. These figures are correct to 30 November 2021.

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