Category Archives: Wikimedia View(er)s

Wikipedia Mobile Traffic

Red line: Wikimedia Traffic Analysis Report – Browsers + Archive Blue line: Page Views for Wikimedia, All Projects, All Platforms, Normalized If asked to define ‘Wikipedia mobile traffic’ you might answer ‘Wikipedia page requests originating from mobile devices’ or perhaps … Continue reading

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Egyptian internet switched off

Switch off occurred approx. Jan 27, 11 PM UTC, Egypt time Jan 28, 1 AM Other sources: CNN, BBC, English Wikipedia

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Wikipedia Reports Filtered By Region

With 270 languages and counting some wikistats reports have become quite unwieldy. If you want to compile a regional report (which for instance is done since several years by Shiju Alex for 22 languages spoken in India) collecting the relevant … Continue reading

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Major error in per country page views stats corrected

Before fix: Sep 09-Jul 10 / After fix   : Nov 09 – Oct 10 Unfortunately I need to announce yet another major correction on page views stats. This time caused by a bug in wikistats scripts. Reports that show page … Continue reading

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Page views anomaly in October resolved

For about 4 weeks, starting September 28, page view stats for Wikimedia wikis were highly inflated. Close inspection revealed this was an artifact caused by a software change. New code for page banner handling generated extra requests to the server … Continue reading

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Wikipedia page edits, a global perspective

In January 2010 I published reports on the global distribution of Wikipedia page views. The reports have different aggregation levels: by country or by language,  yearly average or quarterly trends. A week ago I published a similar set of reports … Continue reading

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Wikimedia page views, some good and bad news

First the good news: there is new summary report for Wikimedia page views that presents trends for nearly all projects on a single page. Now the bad news: a few days ago it was established that the server that collects … Continue reading

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Wikipedia page views, a global perspective (2)

Today I released four new wikistats reports, which all focus on our global readership. Since years a report provide insights in how many pages each Wikipedia serves monthly. More recent reports provide detailed cross sections through traffic. But our understanding … Continue reading

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Wikipedia page views, a global perspective

Today I want to announce new wikistats reports. While browsing for a suitable illustration on Flickr, I came across this picture by Alexander Duret-Lutz. A bookshelf with neatly organized shelves often serves as a metaphore for Wikipedia. This picture brings … Continue reading

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Why I changed the title of my previous blog

Today I nuanced my previous blog post (actually mostly the title). I realize the title will be seen as the bottom line of how well we are doing today. I need to nuance that. I repeat the addendum from that … Continue reading

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