How is popularity determined?

Wikis on WikiMatrix are usually sorted by popularity. Of course it's nearly impossible to determine how popular a Wiki really is.

For WikiMatrix we use an indirect measurement. The more popular a Wiki is, the more people will write about it on the Internet. And with writing come links…

We use the URL-Metrics API by to query the approximate number of unique domains linking back to the Wiki's home page.

This is not an exact science, but it should be good enough to get a rough idea on how Wikis compare in popularity.