Wikia Entertainment Network Attracts More Eyeballs than Entertainment Weekly*

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Over 12 Million Visit Wikia.com Monthly for Information on Entertainment Topics Ranging from LOST to South Park

South Park Archives Wiki

That passion makes Wikia Entertainment Network wikis an ideal way for brands to reach and interact with people who care deeply about their franchise.

Wikia, Inc., the place where millions of passionate people come to discover, create and share information on thousands of topics, today announced that it has surpassed Entertainment Weekly's online property in global unique visitors per month, according to Quantcast. Over 12 million come to share content on Wikia's entertainment properties, compared to the 7.6 million visitors to ew.com per month.

The Wikia Entertainment Network is the place where millions of entertainment buffs collaborate to create the ultimate resource on their favorite entertainment topics, including TV shows, anime, movies, comics and more. The Wikia Entertainment Network has experienced tremendous growth since its launch in 2007 and today has 3,000 individual entertainment-focused communities. In the past year, the Wikia Entertainment Network has seen:

  • Ninety-five percent increase in growth in 2008
  • Over 100 million monthly page views
  • More than 1 million total pages of content

Lostpedia, the network's community around ABC's hit show LOST, is a shining example of the power of a Wikia Entertainment Network community. Lostpedia currently has more than 5,000 pages of content chronicling every detail of every episode and every character of the show. In addition, the Lostpedia community has conducted interviews with LOST cast and crew members, and created the most comprehensive database of LOST mysteries online.

The South Park Archives wiki is another popular and fast-growing fan-created property. Currently, the community is gearing up for the show's 13th season with a prediction of celebrity spoofs and a scavenger hunt involving the Simpsons and Family Guy wikis.

In addition to Lostpedia and The South Park Archives communities, the Wikia Entertainment Network has content on other popular franchises such as Harry Potter, Twilight Saga, Star Trek and Naruto, just to name a few.

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"The Wikia Entertainment Network is the perfect example of a wiki community at its best. The impressive growth of the network is a direct result of the organic, grass roots efforts of the community. Not only are these fans passionate about a certain brand, but they are also excited by the chance to interact with and influence an extension of that brand--the wiki," said Jimmy Wales, Co-founder and Chairman, Wikia. "That passion makes Wikia Entertainment Network wikis an ideal way for brands to reach and interact with people who care deeply about their franchise."

"To support this growing community we are constantly looking for ways to improve the user experience. Recently we rolled out a rich text editor, a community blogging tool and the ability to embed video galleries," said Angie Shelton, Vice President of Product and Content Development, Wikia. "These new tools make the wiki editing process much more intuitive and give visitors new ways to get involved with the community as a contributor."

About Wikia
Wikia, founded by Wikipedia creator Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley, is the place where millions of passionate people come to discover, create and share a shocking abundance of information on thousands of topics. Community-created wikis range from video games and movies to environmental sustainability and professional wrestling. Wikia attracts more than 30 million unique visitors per month to its 10,000-plus enthusiast communities and nearly two million pages of content.

  • Source: Quantcast.com indicates Wikia.com global unique visitors as 12.9 million per month compared to 7.6 million for ew.com, as of March 13, 2009.

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