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Wikipedia traffic statistics for Hacker News (or any other article) (grok.se)
56 points by ColinWright on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | past | favorite | 13 comments

http://toolserver.org/~emw/wikistats/ is an augmented traffic statistics tool that shows daily Wikipedia page traffic over arbitrary time periods. It also allows users to see traffic for multiple articles in a given time period, or different language versions of the same article, and gives summary statistics for each data set and some very basic automated inferencing on the cause of traffic spikes (e.g. Michael Jackson's). The tool gets its data from stats.grok.se.


This is my favourite: http://stats.grok.se/en/201107/Rupert_Murdoch (it's amazing to think how influential Wikipedia could be at times like that)

Woohoo! The page I started on Wikipedia has more hits:


Too bad Wikirank has been shut down... it was a great way to visualize Wikipedia pages traffic.


The stats data dumps are available here: http://dammit.lt/wikistats/

Airbnb's traffic stats were interesting last month. See if you can guess when news of the incident became viral: http://stats.grok.se/en/201107/Airbnb

For the Hacker_News article there seems to be a peak every Tuesday in July (and to some extent May). I wonder why?

Many B2B sites have peak traffic Tuesday or Wednesday.

Interesting. This could be used as a detailed companion to Google's search numbers for market research.

Yes, this most certainly has a lot of potential for that aspect. This tool could serve as a way to validate your assumptions where for pages that are ranking well on Google.

There's no data for 24th/25th Jan 2010. Any ideas why?

What's the source of the data?

Would be nice to see this on a monthly or weekly basis to track overall trends.

This page shows the most popular articles (Dec '10): http://stats.grok.se/en/

Interesting, though I can't figure out for the life of me what Special:Export/Robert L. Bradley, Jr and Special:Export/William Kurtz Wimsatt, Jr are doing there.

(Robert L Bradley Jr: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_L._Bradley,_Jr. William Kurtz Wimsatt, jr: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Kurtz_Wimsatt,_Jr.)

You can view traffic for the last 30 days at http://stats.grok.se/en/latest/Hacker_News.

I agree that seeing page view counts on a weekly or monthly basis would be interesting. I'll add a feature to http://toolserver.org/~emw/wikistats/ so that users can "bin" view counts for pages into weekly or monthly (or arbitrary-time length) units. If you have other feature requests, please keep them coming.

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