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11. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 7y

Quoting Herr Bert

Quoting Peter

Ok you stat lovers.. you will find a new tab for each article, right next to discuss called "Stats". Click to see views per day for the last month.

I might be able to bring in a list of the top 10 sources (ie google, yahoo, etc..) for each article as well - not tonight though. Shouldn't be a difficult addition from what I can tell though!

and the country of origin or the visitor? .... I know, give a finger ... jejejeje

the more stats, the better.

You asked for country of origin? You got country of origin!

Just added both country of origin and top 25 keywords for each article as well. And I made it feel a bit faster too by using some Ajax. It was getting pretty friggin slow running all three reports.

This data is actually a little precious and I don't really want just anyone looking at it, so I've made another change. You will only be able to see stats for articles that you have contributed to from now on. All the more incentive to contribute ;)

There is a small issue with stats fro the last few days. We made an adjustment to how things are reported in Analytics and as a result, the call I need to make to get stats for the last few days is different to the call I need for stats before then. I think I'll leave it with the old call for a week or so and then switch over to the new one. (never mind, found a fix for this)

[ Edit: Edited on 23-Jul-2009, at 19:56 by Peter ]

12. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 7y

nice, very nice. :)

maybe have a 1% contribution minimum limit to see the stats?
otherwise one point or space, would be enough.

13. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Nice indeed!

Now, if I compare views of some articles, it seems to me that it makes a hell of a difference wether or not an article has been featured and thus is shown on the first page.

Quite obviously, but I would suggest to spend more time on articles which are close to being featured compared to starting new (empty) articles.
For example, the famous deserts and mountains is almost ready to feature I guess. As are some country guides which need some more info. Again...a big difference, thus a big difference in income on google adsense as well!

14. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 7y

Maybe a topic (a sticky) can be opened, to give the feedback about what is missing in these almost featured articles, this way it is possible to focus on the things that are missing, and therefore having more featured articles.

15. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 7y

Quoting Utrecht

Nice indeed!

Now, if I compare views of some articles, it seems to me that it makes a hell of a difference wether or not an article has been featured and thus is shown on the first page.

Quite obviously, but I would suggest to spend more time on articles which are close to being featured compared to starting new (empty) articles.
For example, the famous deserts and mountains is almost ready to feature I guess. As are some country guides which need some more info. Again...a big difference, thus a big difference in income on google adsense as well!

Well yes, featured articles do generally get more traffic. They are much more prominent in the guide, so you're right that it would be good to focus on getting more of them.

That said, the Famous Mountains article isn't featured and yet it's one of the most popular articles in the guide! Why? Mainly because it ranks really well in Google for "Famous Mountains". And for a whole bunch of terms that are similar.

Another interesting example is the Honiara article. For a fairly obscure destination, it actually gets a pretty decent amount of traffic as well (~200 views a month). Most of that traffic actually comes from a link on the Honiara Wikipedia article.

Some other articles do really well off of Stumbleupon. Some others off of random links from other places - the Turkmenistan article did well off of that last month.

In any case, to get traffic from any of these sources, the articles do need to be quite complete. Wikipedians will not tolerate links to articles that are half done. Stumbleupon visitors won't thumb up an article that is not appealing (with good images particularly). Google will rank articles better if they have more content.

So yes, focussing on finishing off some of the nearly there ones can certainly bring extra visitors, not just by having them featured.

16. Posted by joffre (Respected Member 157 posts) 7y

Hiyas, just checked out the new stats tab & when I went to see the stats for Indonesia I get the following
[We're sorry, only contributors to this article are allowed to see the statistics.] message. When I checked the Indonesian History page, I see that I have contributed to this page... is there anyway that all contributors can see these stats?

17. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 7y

Hey joffre, the thing is that your contributions (to the regions section) have been edited and changed sufficiently that none of the current content matches your changes anymore.

It's the same logic that is used to decide the adshare and the "contributors" list that can be seen on the right hand side of the article.

The *reason* we're not including everyone who contributed in the history of the article is that sometimes those edits are spammy. By focussing on those contributors whose changes are still visible in the article we can exclude edits that were reverted.

Of course, your edits were certainly useful and were expanded on to create what is there now, so you do still have a claim to be a contributor. It's just a much harder one to work out automatically. I think on balance, this system is the most fair that could be devised, so will stick with it

Easiest way to get access is to make some more small edits to the article and you'll be back on that list as a contributor (give it a few minutes to work it out though) ;)

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