User:Stu/comScore data on Wikimedia/November 2008

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November 2008 data[edit]

During the month of November 2008, comScore estimates that 281 million unique visitors (UVs) viewed our projects from a personal computer, which it estimates was a "reach" of 28.2% of the 996 million worldwide PC-based web browser audience. This represents a nearly 40 million increase over November of 2007, or 16% annual growth, and makes our sites #4 in the world:

  1. Google Sites -- 759 million unique visitors (includes YouTube), up 31% y/y
  2. Microsoft Sites -- 639 million unique visitors, up 20% y/y
  3. Yahoo! Sites -- 554 million unique visitors, up 13% y/y
  4. Wikimedia Foundation Sites -- 281 million unique visitors, up 16% y/y
  5. AOL LLC -- 268 million unique visitors
  6. eBay -- 233 million unique visitors, down 9% y/y
  7. FACEBOOK.COM -- 200 million unique visitors, up 116% y/y
  8. CBS Corporation -- 172 million unique visitors (includes CNET)
  9. Amazon Sites -- 170 million unique visitors, up 4% y/y
  10. Fox Interactive Media -- 168 million unique visitors (includes Myspace), up 8% y/y

Geographic breakdown[edit]

comScore estimates our audience in different regions:

  • Worldwide -- 281 million unique visitors, a "reach" of 28% worldwide
  • Europe -- 106 million unique visitors, 38% reach in Europe
  • Asia Pacific -- 68 million unique visitors, 17% reach in Asia Pacific
    • India -- 6.3 million unique visitors, 20% reach
    • China --- 2.2 million unique visitors, 1.2% reach
  • North America -- 65 million unique visitors, 35% reach in North America
    • United States -- 54 million unique visitors, 33% reach
  • Latin America -- 27 million unique visitors, 37% reach in Latin America
  • Middle East - Africa -- 14 million unique visitors, 29% reach in Middle East - Africa

Language breakdown[edit]

comScore estimates visitors to the different language versions of Wikipedia and estimates the unique visitors worldwide:

  • English -- 143 million unique visitors
  • Japanese -- 26 million unique visitors
  • Spanish -- 25 million unique visitors
  • German -- 21 million unique visitors
  • French -- 20 million unique visitors
  • Portuguese -- 10 million unique visitors
  • Italian -- 9.0 million unique visitors
  • Russian -- 7.7 million unique visitors
  • Chinese languages -- 3.7 million unique visitors
  • Vietnamese -- 2.9 million unique visitors
  • Arabic -- 2.7 million unique visitors
  • Korean -- 1.7 million unique visitors
  • Indian languages -- .3 million unique visitors

Project breakdown[edit]

Almost all of these users (279 million) visited Wikipedia. In addition, comScore estimates the audience for other projects:

  • Wiktionary -- 6.5 million unique visitors
  • Wikimedia Commons -- 4.8 million unique visitors
  • Wikibooks -- 3.2 million unique visitors
  • Wikiquote -- 2.5 million unique visitors
  • Wikisource -- 2.3 million unique visitors
  • Wikinews -- .5 million unique visitors
  • Wikiversity -- .4 million unique visitors
  • Wikispecies -- not meaningful

China, India language trends[edit]

comScore estimates the unique visitors to our sites from home and office users in China. Prior to August, there were too few UVs to be counted which suggests there were less than a half million. For August, comscore estimates we had 1.3 million visitors in China, for September it estimates we had 2.6 million, and for November it estimates 2.3 million. Given that comScore does not track internet usage from public locations (e.g. internet cafes), this is estimate undercounts overall activity from China. comScore estimates 1.5 million UVs visited one of the Chinese language wikipedias while 0.7 million visited the English Wikipedia.

For India, comScore estimates there were 6.3 million unique visitors to our sites. Of these, 6.1 million visited the English Wikipedia while less than 0.2 million visited one of the different Indian language wikipedias.

Trend data[edit]

I've put together a PDF of comScore's estimates of monthly unique visitors to Wikimedia Foundation Sites from Sep 2007 through Nov 2008. Contact me at stu[at]wikimedia.org if you'd like a data file.

Presentation on Reach, Google[edit]

At the Board of Trustees meeting in San Francisco in January I walked through a short presentation on comScore with additional info on international reach and on the portion of our traffic which comes from Google. Contact me if you'd like any of the underlying data.