Is there a reliable source for the latest number of page-views stackoverflow.com receives (not the Stack Exchange network, just that site)?

I need a source that I can cite on my research paper.


Perhaps the most accurate figure would be the one reported by Stack exchange itself.

For example, SO currently reports 5.5 million visits per day:

(Click for larger image) SO traffic stats

So, that would be roughly `5.5 * 365.25 / 12`, or 167 million visits per month. ***Caution:*** Stack Exchange reports "median" figures!? Median can be misleading for stats like this, as opposed to the *mean* or *average*.

Also note that sites link Quantcast, Alexis, and even Google analytics are blocked by many user's Adblock and script-blocking extensions. (The reported stats never agree with my server logs.)

See, also: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/166074/google-analytics-and-quantcast-seem-to-disagree-rather-wildly-on-traffic-numbers

Update: At last report (3 years ago), Jeff said that SE's traffic stats come from the Google Analytics API.


You can find aggregate traffic statistics for all Stack Exchange sites on Quantcast.

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    +1 - for quick snapshots that dont require Google Analytics, we usually look at Quantcast internally. – Jaydles May 14 '13 at 3:18

Here I introduce reliable statistics on quarterly # of pageviews per tag and question:

Source: Taking the archives that Stack Overflow produces quarterly - and doing the math between quarters.

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    Impressive blog post. Good work. – Awesome Poodles Jul 10 '18 at 19:00

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