Talk:Statistics

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Page popularity[edit]

The tool for finding out how many hits a page recieves is a broken link. Mike Church.

Yes check.svg Resolved.
I've replaced the link to http://stats.grok.se 71.198.176.22 22:12, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Refreshing[edit]

How can we refresh the the data displayed on teh special:tatictic page in our our MediaWiki installion? I thought this page would have described more of teh MediaWiki Statistics 'engine'.

Adding search engines to Webalizer[edit]

Is it possible to add search engines to Webalizer configuration? I'd like to add the following line:

SearchEngine    najdi.si   q=

I suspect that a lot of traffic for sl.wikipedia.org comes from this engine. --Romanm 11:05, 17 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Is this not possible? :-( Slovene Wikipedia gets twice the ammount of traffic from Najdi.si compared to Google, so current statistics is not really relevant ... --Romanm 12:50, 24 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Request for statistics data for nn.wikipedia.org[edit]

Hi. Can somebody please organise for nn.wikipedia.org to be included in various meta:Statistics data? It was created July 31 and is already proving to be quite active. It would be nice to have today's data for future reference. I would like nn: to be added to:

  • Data in the form of http://wikimedia.org/stats/[site-url]/, i.e. http://wikimedia.org/stats/nn.wikipedia.org/
  • Data as seen in the tables in e.g. http://www.wikipedia.org/wikistats/EN/Sitemap.htm

Cheers! BjarteSorensen 06:23, 25 Sep 2004 (UTC) (nn:User:BjarteSorensen, en:User:BjarteSorensen)

Squid cache size[edit]

[root@zwinger tstarling]# time dsh -N squids du -s /var/spool/squid/05
executing 'du -s /var/spool/squid/05'
browne:         168256  /var/spool/squid/05
coronelli:      1124960 /var/spool/squid/05
maurus:         1066116 /var/spool/squid/05
rabanus:        992496  /var/spool/squid/05

real    0m47.471s
user    0m0.508s
sys     0m0.062s

Sampling of 1/16, implies a total cache size of 51 GB. -- Tim Starling 02:52, 8 Oct 2004 (UTC)

en:Special:Popular pages doesn't exist[edit]

en:Special:Popular pages sounds like an interesting page but it doesn't seem to exist. 128.205.219.145 21:47, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)

But en:Wikipedia:Popular pages exists, although it is only updated up to September 2004. --Erdal Ronahi 10:21, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Wikiquote[edit]

It would be great if there would be statistics on wikiquote because the community is growing and the pages are adding by the dozens. 24.201.116.26 18:06, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Agreed. Why not having Wikibooks and Wikiquote statistics? At this moment You can see article number statistics on December 6 at my page: ja:User:Aphaia/Sandbox2#Stats on wikiquote. I made it for my interlang linkage activities. --Aphaia 20:42, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Any update on this? ~ Daniel Tomé (talk) 20:55, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Webalizer[edit]

What happened to the Webalizer statistics? They seem not to have been updated since October. --Erdal Ronahi 23:16, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)

<britty> it stopped
<britty> because of technical reasons
<britty> it gave too burden to servers and then slowness was heavily problems
<britty> they are not running now
<britty> shortly


Again, webalizer stats seem to be down, update anyone? 75.7.196.238 18:40, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

No update since 30/12 2004[edit]

The statistics page haven't been updated since thursday december 30th. Is there any special reason why that is so? Se [1] (sv:Användare:Jordgubbe)

Where are the stats?[edit]

Are there no answers to the two questions asked above?


An update of http://en.wikipedia.org/wikistats/EN/TablesWikipediaMI.htm would be most welcome, as there has been an upsurge in activity since 16 May when the last lot was produced. Wikicities have had one or two updates since then. Robin Patterson 7 July 2005 11:39 (UTC)

It seems as all stats but of wikipedia have been updated (last June 23). \Mike(z) 10:59, 13 July 2005 (UTC)
The stats links have not valid? Have they been moved somewhere else ? Laurent Bouvier 12:50, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

user navigation[edit]

Is there any way to obtain data on HOW users navigate from page to page and which pages they travel to in the course of one wikipedia session. This could help optimise page building/linking to allow for easier information finding. I suspect session cookies would be needed to track browsing habits, but can someone comment on if this woudl even be useful with such a deep crosslinked site as Wikipedia. 72.140.191.251 03:19, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

Visitors counter[edit]

Visitors counters have been disabled because they slow the servers. But would be able to make work them again in "small" languages projects which are no so much visited. Then it would not slow the servers because there are relatively very few visits, and editors in "small" languages want to know if their work has a sense : are the pages they create visited ? Arno Lagrange  12:03, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

stats.wikimedia.org is borked[edit]

http://stats.wikimedia.org gives a 403 forbidden error at the moment. What gives? LX (talk, contribs) 14:55, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Why are stats forbidden?! --213.250.11.131 09:49, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

This is still down, and forbidden. Why? --Ragib 22:48, 5 November 2006 (UTC)
I finally received notion of what is wrong: a non-public wiki was not marked as such and therefore added to the stats, disclosing discussion topics. I will remove data for this wiki from the csv files and republish when current dumps are ready and processed. Erik Zachte 23:51, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

List of Wikipedians by number of edits[edit]

List of Wikipedians by number of edits if anyone wants this for wikis other than en:wp, please ask on my en:wp talk page. Rich Farmbrough 10:13 16 October 2006 (UTC).

Delay[edit]

How long is the delay or the duration before an statistic appears in the stats.wikimedia.org ? It hasn't been updated since September. -- Felipe Aira 06:22, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Page load times[edit]

I've noticed a substantial increase in median article load time recently, and wonder where the bottleneck is. Oddly, I can't even find statistics on average page loading times. Are those being measured? If so, where? 71.198.176.22 17:07, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/ or http://loadimpact.com/pageanalyzer.php may be useful. The latter has a scheduling function. 71.198.176.22 17:46, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for doing something about this. James Salsman 21:21, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

OTRS queue length[edit]

After the IRC general meeting yesterday, some OTRS workers indicated that their queue lengths had been increasing. I recommend publishing the OTRS queue length, because among other reasons it would tend to encourage more potential OTRS volunteers to step forward. James Salsman 21:21, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Artificial increase in pageviews of Romanian Wikipedia[edit]

Here one can find that Romanian Wikipedia added +53% of its popularity (number of page views) last month.

But here one can find most visited pages on Romanian Wikipedia this month

  1. 1 (183 576 views)
  2. 2 (183 470 views)
  3. 6 (183 463 views)
  4. 5 (183 462 views)
  5. 8 (183 456 views)
  6. 4 (183 453 views)
  7. 7 (183 449 views)
  8. 3 (183 446 views)
  9. 9 (183 435 views)
  10. Zero (dezambiguizare) (183 432 views)

Strange. Is not it?

How to fight the artifical increase in the most important Wikipedia statistics? --Perohanych (talk) 04:22, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Research:Unique clients, Research talk:Page view/Archive 1#To identify spider traffic. --Nemo 20:04, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Organizing this page[edit]

I've been thinking a bit about how best to organize this page. There are two main options: by dashboard and by topic. I think by-dashboard organization is ultimately less useful; from my experience navigating the world of Wikimedia dashboards, the fact that one metric is in one dashboard and a similar metric is in another is usually due to historical happenstance rather than conscious planning.

So rather than follow these arbitrary divisions, this page should impose a logical structure focused around answering the reader's question. That's usually something like "How many active editors exist on the Japanese Wikipedia?", not "What are all the dashboards built using Limn?"

This structure should also communicate who the main consumer of each piece of data is likely to be. Metrics about editing activity, for example, are probably heavily used by the WMF Editing department.—Neil P. Quinn-WMF (talk) 00:42, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

I agree with the point about structure.
As for consumers, stats are needed (and further, just used) by many other groups, within and without WMF. For example, WMF grantmakers look at editorship data when considering grant applications. Program leaders in specific communities use stats to assess their own project health or the effect of a major media attention cycle, for example. Etc. etc. Ijon (talk) 05:35, 15 August 2015 (UTC)