I’ve gotten different results with this. I’ve had articles published in Be Yourself (very popular) and Noteworthy, and while I’m gotten a few more views, the difference hasn’t been substantial at all.
The Holy Grail for me is having your article curated by Medium, whereby they placed it into categories/topics. That probably gives me roughly 10x more views than I would expect from non-curated articles.
For me, curation is both good and bad because you never really know whether they’re going to pick your article, so when I’ve put my heart and soul into something and it isn’t picked, I get so frustrated. But if it is picked, it seems to almost guarantee tons of views.