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]

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)[]

Remember, international project, not US-only. Use w:Metric prefix and stay away from the mess of w:Long and short scales. — Jeblad 11:33, 31 October 2018 (UTC)[]

Page views by country[edit]

Looking at this as a map view is pretty much meaningless. When a traffic number is shown for countries then it must be normalized for the population, and not only the raw population count but the internet population. That is the people that has a reasonable internet connection.

The map view also follows the present borders of the countries, but for some ethnic groups this does not make sense. There are for example a Wikipedia project in Northern Sami language, and that ethnic group covers several countries. I wonder if it would be better to map the traffic to a grid and then overlay that grid with borders. Something like that would better track smaller ethnic groups inside of large countries. — Jeblad 11:48, 31 October 2018 (UTC)[]