An Updated Ranking on the Web Popularity of British Universities Watch

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From mid Apr 2018-mid Jul 2018



"Along with the official website a university’s page on Wikipedia is an important source of information. A high number of views of the university’s page show the university’s societal impact." - Moscow International University Ranking
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As before, this is a pre-selected list based on High Flier's Top 30 universities. If your university is not on the list, click this link.
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Surprising St Andrews is so high.
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st andrews joining the 6-digit club
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I love this ranking for a weird reason that I cannot explain
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(Original post by JohanGRK)
I love this ranking for a weird reason that I cannot explain
It is a good measure for brand strength, popularity and reputation globally especially when one puts the potential student attendee population into context.

Bristol and Nottingham are slipping.
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(Original post by RoyalBeams)
It is a good measure for brand strength, popularity and reputation globally especially when one puts the potential student attendee population into context.

Bristol and Nottingham are slipping.
Tbf it could also be put forward as a measure of curiosity (e.g. people hearing about LSE and St.A's and not being 100% sure as to what they're about). But the Oxford > Cambridge thing is definitely not an anomaly.
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Just checked Cranfield University and it’s on 23,095 views within that period.
Erm, why is it not there?
Interesting and important data tool I must say.
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(Original post by Cranfield University)
Just checked Cranfield University and it’s on 23,095 views within that period.
Erm, why is it not there?
Interesting and important data tool I must say.
I feel sorry for Glyndwr University 163 page views. On 28th June there were 7 views on the same day!
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(Original post by Cranfield University)
Just checked Cranfield University and it’s on 23,095 views within that period.
Erm, why is it not there?
Interesting and important data tool I must say.
He is keeping strictly to undergraduate focused universities.
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(Original post by Cranfield University)
Just checked Cranfield University and it’s on 23,095 views within that period.
Erm, why is it not there?
Interesting and important data tool I must say.
Top 30 unis only mate

No one cares about a field in the Midlands
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(Original post by nulli tertius)
I feel sorry for Glyndwr University 163 page views. On 28th June there were 7 views on the same day!
(Original post by RoyalBeams)
He is keeping strictly to undergraduate focused universities.
Noticed that. Quite normal with postgraduate-only Universities anyway.
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This represents POPULARITY, and that may be different from qualitative outcomes eg teaching quality returns , research outcomes. Thus note how universities in the provinces are less searched than those in the Home Counties /capital where there will be a larger catchment area. For fear of being political Trump was/is popular but whether he is goid is a matter of opinion.
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(Original post by rae0710)
This represents POPULARITY, and that may be different from qualitative outcomes eg teaching quality returns , research outcomes. Thus note how universities in the provinces are less searched than those in the Home Counties /capital where there will be a larger catchment area. For fear of being political Trump was/is popular but whether he is goid is a matter of opinion.
Kinda matters if you're heading off abroad and you're hoping not to have an employer who says ' Uni of X? Never heard of it'.

Btw thanks for stating the obvious, it's in the OP's title.
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(Original post by rae0710)
This represents POPULARITY, and that may be different from qualitative outcomes eg teaching quality returns , research outcomes. Thus note how universities in the provinces are less searched than those in the Home Counties /capital where there will be a larger catchment area. For fear of being political Trump was/is popular but whether he is goid is a matter of opinion.
There is actually a strong correlation between popularity and research outcomes.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/educatio...-research.html

The best research universities are more likely to be the most searched for.
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This is fun, I wonder what the table is like for Google searches? :holmes:
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(Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
This is fun, I wonder what the table is like for Google searches? :holmes:
http://www.webometrics.info/en/world


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(Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
This is fun, I wonder what the table is like for Google searches? :holmes:

http://www.webometrics.info/en/transparent
1. Cambridge
2. UCL
3. Oxford
4. Imperial
5. KCL
6. Queen Mary
7. Edinburgh
8. Bristol
9. Manchester
10. Exeter
11. Lancaster
12. Dundee
13. LSE
14. York
15. Brunel
16. Leeds
17. Nottingham
18. Sussex
19. Sheffield
20. Leicester

It is for Google Scholar though, not for Google general seaarch.
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(Original post by RoyalBeams)
http://www.webometrics.info/en/transparent
1. Cambridge
2. UCL
3. Oxford
4. Imperial
5. KCL
6. Queen Mary
7. Edinburgh
8. Bristol
9. Manchester
10. Exeter
11. Lancaster
12. Dundee
13. LSE
14. York
15. Brunel
16. Leeds
17. Nottingham
18. Sussex
19. Sheffield
20. Leicester

It is for Google Scholar though, not for Google general seaarch.
This version is overall web presence ranking not just Scholar
http://www.webometrics.info/en/world

UK Only: http://www.webometrics.info/en/Europe/United%20Kingdom
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(Original post by Cranfield University)
Just checked Cranfield University and it’s on 23,095 views within that period.
Erm, why is it not there?
Interesting and important data tool I must say.
Apologies, kept the list to only include High Flier's definition of the top 30 universities in the UK for consistency's sake.

(Original post by nulli tertius)
I feel sorry for Glyndwr University 163 page views. On 28th June there were 7 views on the same day!
To be fair, the Wikipedia page is called 'Wrexham Glyndŵr University' so they actually had 4,029 views.
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(Original post by RoyalBeams)
It is a good measure for brand strength, popularity and reputation globally especially when one puts the potential student attendee population into context.

Bristol and Nottingham are slipping.
with Bristol you can just feel it can't you? when i was applying 5 years ago Bristol had such a lure to it, now its increasingly being seen by applicants as just another good uni with a good nightlife
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