At the beginning of June I started to notice that xHamster, the third most popular adult website after Pornhub and XVideos, had one of the most viewed Wikipedia pages.
- On May 29, XHamster's Wikipedia page went from receiving around 100,000 views to 200,000. By June 1, it was getting more than 300,000 views a day for no apparent reason.
- There haven't been any viral stories about xHamster lately. There are no controversies about the page itself that would have prompted sustained attention.
- Pageviews on xHamster's Wikipedia page, however, has been bonkers throughout the month of June for no obvious reason.
- That's according to a pageview analysis tool from Wikimedia Labs, and confirmed by a Wikipedia spokesperson.
- I reached out to Wikipedia to see if it could shed some light on this puzzle.
- In an email, a spokesperson verified that the pageviews were accurate but that they didn't know what was causing the surge. Wikipedia's spokesperson pointed out that the edit activity, unlike its pageviews, has remained steady.
- "In May, xHamster ended the Minimeyes campaign," said Alex Hawkins, spokesman for xHamster. "Google also helped us get rid of sites that were illegally using our brand name."
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