Talk:Pageviews Analysis/Archives/2018/3

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Siteviews bug report


Siteviews is not working. Browser = UC Browser, platform = Android. -দিব্য দত্ত (talk) 19:45, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

@দিব্য দত্ত: I tried it in UC Browser on my Android phone and it worked. Is it still broken for you? What if you try a different browser? MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 22:47, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Pageviews bug report

Unable to view Bante (with accent) results.Kdammers (talk) 13:42, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

@Kdammers: Could you please provide a link? Did you see an error? If so, what did it say? Also, what browser and operating system are you using (example: Chrome 67 on Windows 10)? MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 19:09, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Czech lang

Hi, I translated Pagewiews Analysis on to Czech Please add translations! Please ping me! --Patriccck (talk) 15:32, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Hey, sorry about the long wait! I've deployed the translations :) Regards MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 19:15, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Feature request: Page views for pages belonging to a Category

I am asking for a feature request from the Swedish National Heritage see task T200157. To show the number of users viewing a page that could be affected of this feature it would be of interest to get numbers of viewer

Right now I can just get statistics for 10 of the 2500 parishes articles at the same time is my understanding e.g link

- Salgo60 (talk) 19:34, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

@Salgo60: Hello! You can get the pageviews of pages within a category using the Massviews tool. See [1] for results for sv:Kategori:Socknar i Sverige. Here I have used the "Include all subcategories" option, which yielded 2,667 pages. There is no option to specify a "depth". You can also use Massviews for template transclusions, see [2]. SPARQL queries are currently not supported, but there is a workaround. First create a Page Pile from the SPARQL query, then you can plug in the PagePile ID into Massviews (select "Page Pile" as the "Data source").

You can learn more about what Massviews can do at Pageviews Analysis#Massviews and the FAQ. Hope this helps! MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 19:59, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks More than impressed - Salgo60 (talk) 20:29, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Link to Kabiye Wikipedia broken

Yes check.svg Resolved.

This query links to the "kpb" Wikipedia instead of "kbp". Jc86035 (talk) 13:34, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

You are correct. Fixed! Thanks for letting us know MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 18:24, 6 August 2018 (UTC)


With a wrong aspect ratio the browser window starts flickering. (4mb)

Windows 10 with Chrome 67.0.3396.99 and Firefox 61.0.1 19:27, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

This issue comes up every once in a while, and I hope to get it fixed very soon. The workaround, as I assume you discovered, is to adjust the size of your viewport. I think there is only a 1 or 2-pixel gap that causes the flickering. MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 16:30, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Date format

It's a big annoyance for me that I'm forced to use the idiosyncratic way Americans write dates, even when I change the interface language to Dutch. Please change it to year/month/day so we can meet in the middle on this. Vera (talk) 22:28, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

@1Veertje: The tool uses whatever date format is specified by your computer and/or browser. Please check your settings and make sure it's your preferred locale. Alternatively you can force ISO 8601 (YYYY-MM-DD) format in Pageviews Analysis by clicking on Settings at the top-right, unchecking "Localize date format", then Save. Hope this helps! MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 22:53, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
Or, it's possible I have the date format mapping wrong. I have two format specified for nl (Dutch), nl-nl (D-M-YYYY) and nl-be (D/MM/YYYY). You can find out what your language code is here. Let me know what it says, and what the date format should be, and I'll add it. Regards, MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 22:58, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

No Page View Metrics


I created this page and I am unable to obtain page views or find in a search engine query.

I am using Google Chrome as my browser and Windows 10 as my operating system.

The error reads: Error querying Pageviews API - Not found.

The link:

Thank you for any assistance.

Kind regards

(Tracy Keogh (talk) 23:22, 12 August 2018 (UTC))

Hello! It takes at least a full day, sometimes two days, for the statistics to show up. More information can be read in the FAQ. I just checked and it looks like data for August 12 is now available. A side note -- your own pageviews are also recorded. So when looking at this data, try to subtract however many times you viewed the page to get an idea of viewership. Hope this helps, MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 16:29, 13 August 2018 (UTC)


If I am on this page en:Duncan & Fraser and wish to see the number of page views it has received and I go to View history and click on the Page view statistics option there, all is well. However if I simply enter the address of that page view table [[3]] I only get Duncan (???). I need to switch "&" for "%26" to get my desired result. [[4]]. Is this avoidable (by me)? Safari OS 10.13.6 Thanks, Eddaido (talk) 03:35, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

@Eddaido: No, URL parameters must be percent-encoded. Within Pageviews Analysis, you can simply type in the page title in the search and it will update the URL accordingly. Then you can copy/paste the URL, or use the "Permalink" button if you want a permanent link to the results for that date range. MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 21:50, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Proposal: adjusted visits

When looking at page visit trends over several months, it is difficult to understand if the trend refer to the specific article, or if it is a more general trend of Wikipedia traffic (for example due to changes in how Google show results of searches). It would be interesting to have the option to adjust the results to be relative to the total traffic on Wikipedia, so that we could see a more unbiased trend for the article. --Ita140188 (talk) 04:27, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

@Ita140188: How do you suggest we present the data as relative to project-wide pageviews? We can't show an additional line for project-wide pageviews because it will be dramatically higher than a single article. In case you didn't know, Siteviews provides pageviews across all pages, but indeed you'd have to compare/contrast manually. MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 00:49, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
@MusikAnimal (WMF): thank you for your interest. My idea is to just divide the visits by the total amount of visits to Wikipedia in the same period. The results would be a number between 0 and 1, that can be used to compare visits to articles over time. --Ita140188 (talk) 04:08, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

Request: implement Topview for another namespace

I'd like to know which talk page of article is most viewed. But, current Topview displays pages on article namespace mostly. Could you implement setting to change the namespace to display? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 軽快 (talk)

Unfortunately the API that Topviews uses does not support namespace filtering, see phab:T182975. It actually returns the top 1000 viewed pages across all namespaces. Topviews then filters it to show only the mainspace (what most people want), but you can uncheck the "Show only mainspace pages" option to reveal the full results. With the full results shown, you can use the "Search" feature and type in a namespace (e.g. "Wikipedia:") and it will effectively only show pages in that namespace. The caveat is that you'll still only see pages that were in the original overall 1,000. So for some namespace you may not get many results. Sorry I can't help you further! MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 04:45, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for telling the solution! 軽快 (talk) 13:36, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Permalink does not include chart properties

Settings like chart type, show values and log scale are not included in the permalink URL, so any changes made to them are not preserved when sharing the link. Ideally all UI options should be settable via the URL. --Waldir (talk) 13:06, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

Makes sense! I have created phab:T204620. I agree anything visual should be preserved, minus localization settings (such as date formats). MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 22:50, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Mediaview does not include images

Only audio and video files are counted in the mediaviews tab. Would it be possible to also count images? Ideally, I'd love to be able to combine views for a file on commons including (1) direct file page views on commons; (2) direct "virtual" file page views on, say, enwiki (assuming the file does not exist locally); (3) mediaviewer previews in articles on enwiki -- possibly combining the views from multiple articles.

Ideally, for (3) it should be possible to automatically combine this data for all articles where the file is included, rather than manually introducing the titles. And But for a start, requiring the user to manually add the page titles would be fine.

Is this possible? On the roadmap? Blocked on some other feature? --Waldir (talk) 13:14, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

The playcounts are provided by analytics dumps. Unfortunately image loads are not recorded. I am sure there's a ticket for this somewhere on Phabricator, but I cannot find it. For now, only video and audio are supported. Sorry! MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 22:42, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Pageviews bug report - could not open stats page

As written on the top of this page: "Please explain what is broken. If you do not give any information, we cannot help you. Did you see an error message? If so, what did it say?" --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 15:38, 22 September 2018 (UTC)