On Sunday 01 August 2010 02:14:56 Martin Schlander wrote:
I don't think those stats are particularly
reliable. I tried tracking
those numbers some time ago for some pages, and they seemed to me to
behave very weird.
The number is, most probably, how many times MediaWiki served that page.
It doesn't tell to whom, so it can be real visitor, search bot, even the same
user with a second browser. We can to some extent estimate numbers.
(This is from post that didn't made to the list)
With a new page we lost individual count per issue, but number is closer to
actual readers visits as editors access page only to change issue number, all
preparation is done on another page that tells "This page has been accessed
When we take that editors need some 200 visits per issue then:
Had 388 total visits, or 180 readers per week.
Had 8910 total visits, or 8700 readers per week.
Had 3532 total visits, or 3300 readers per week.
This shows drop in the number of visits since readers can read whole issue on
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