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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetInternetWikipedia · 1 decade ago

What happened on December 3-4, 2009, to warrant a Wikipedia traffic spike?

I'm talking about these page traffic details:

http://stats.grok.se/en/200912/MyWikiBiz

Update:

It's not likely a result of PR, since the most recent press release was 10-26-2009:

http://www.mywikibiz.com/Help:Press_Releases

Also, "Retailer" has been fixed.

Update 2:

Note, also, I am interested in the spike in traffic on a specific 2-day period ON WIKIPEDIA, which has little to nothing to do with the content on the external website described by Wikipedia.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Its hard to know for sure but the most plausible explanation is that somebody posted a link to the article in a forum thread or some mailing list.

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