Research talk:Page view

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Dialect Specific Directories[edit]

As per T92020:

One of the big improvements of the new definition over the old one is that the old one is not limited to /wiki/. It includes all of the chinese and serbian dialects that have their own folder names and were not appearing, as a result, in the old pageview counts.

James F (thanks James!) pointed out that there are other wikis that do this - see the list at

New pageview definition covers every language presented in the previous link. This has been checked using the language tab on country specific wikipedia website (third tab on the top the page, with a dropdown list).

Note: The definition also include and event if those two languages are not present in the chinese wikipedia website language tab. There was no hit on those folders on the week 2015-03-[16-22]

Is the data comparable with Webalizer?[edit]

We try to compare page views running on our WMDE server with this wiki page views tool. Is this data comparable? Webalizer provides the following description for the metric 'Pages':

"Pages are, well, pages! Generally, any HTML document, or anything that generates an HTML document, would be considered a page. This does not include the other stuff that goes into a document, such as graphic images, audio clips, etc... This number represents the number of 'pages' requested only, and does not include the other 'stuff' that is in the page. What actually constitutes a 'page' can vary from server to server. The default action is to treat anything with the extension '.htm', '.html' or '.cgi' as a page. A lot of sites will probably define other extensions, such as '.phtml', '.php3' and '.pl' as pages as well. Some people consider this number as the number of 'pure' hits... I'm not sure if I totally agree with that viewpoint. Some other programs (and people :) refer to this as 'Pageviews'."

--Stefan Schneider (WMDE) (talk) 14:01, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

So views of past versions count as well?[edit]

Should be in the article. 21:08, 14 February 2018 (UTC)


Not sure why it say G after M here[1]

Should this not be B for billion? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 08:04, 21 February 2018 (UTC)