Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, has disclosed a decline of about 2 billion in its page views between December 2012 to December 2013. Page views for the English Wikipedia decreases by 12 percent, German Wikipedia decline of 17 percent in page views while Japanese version falls of 9 percent.
Wikipedia available in Indian language versions is prospering. Page views for Hindi Wikipedia have expanded by 34 percent, 46 percent for Bengali Wikipedia, 36 percent for Malayalam, 4 percent for Marathi, 1 percent by Telugu. While Tamil version of Wikipedia saw a reduction of 11 percent in page views.
However, it is being recognized that some experts are causing the decline in Wikipedia’s page views due to the launch of Google’s Knowledge Graphs project in January 2013. Internet observers have observed that the downturn in Wikipedia's page views starts because of the Google's Knowledge Graphs plan, as Google searches now displays an outline on a right hand side of the screen with links to identical topics and images.
Hence, these two gigantic information providers are giving a tough competition to each other.