Wikimedia page views

For the curious, here’s some statistics I whipped up the other day from our sampled logs. These are counts of plain article page views on all of Wikimedia’s wikis, from about three days’ worth of a 1/1000-sampled log. Images, style sheets, edit actions, diffs, special pages, etc are excluded.

I’ve broken it down by referrer, with some rough groupings. It’s not very scientific, but some might find it interesting. :)

We should be able to process similar statistics on an automated basis from the log server now that we’ve got it set up, including breakdowns by site and by language.

Referrer Samples Percentage Daily extrapolation Monthly extrapolation
total 71873 100.0000 233,610,232 7,008,306,975
in-wiki link 31512 43.8440 102,424,076 3,072,722,293
Google 17102 23.7947 55,586,969 1,667,609,059
no referrer 11873 16.5194 38,591,047 1,157,731,397
IE7 gadget 3862 5.3734 12,552,735 376,582,048
other Wikimedia 2174 3.0248 7,066,195 211,985,855
in-wiki search 2140 2.9775 6,955,684 208,670,529
Yahoo 1507 2.0968 4,898,232 146,946,957
other 1162 1.6167 3,776,872 113,306,147
MSN 208 0.2894 676,067 20,281,995
Live 189 0.2630 614,310 18,429,313
AOL 84 0.1169 273,027 8,190,806
Ask 39 0.0543 126,762 3,802,874
AltaVista 21 0.0292 68,257 2,047,701

10 thoughts on “Wikimedia page views”

  1. Where do people come from? The answer is Google, mostly.

    No surprises here. In fact, I thought the Google numbers were low until I remembered there that this table doesn’t exclude internal traffic from other Wikipedia-related pages (rows #1, #5, #6).

    Note that no non-search sites made the short list. As much as Wikipedia is linked to by other sites, the traffic from these links are negligible (something less than 1.6%) compared to the traffic arriving from searches.

    Cross-posted from http://www.matthewsim.com/weblog/

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