Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2014


Counting (on) views — Page views on Wikipedia

While “total number of page views” still serves as simple, purely traffic-based metric to compare sites, it is an often misused metric around wikis. Management, analysts, and wiki communities have different understandings about which requests (should) qualify as page views. We exhibit the key differences, expose the resulting challenges and finally discuss possible solutions in a Wikipedia context.


Christian Aistleitner