In the site analytics, privileged users can monitor some things like the total traffic on the site. However, it seems to be broken at the moment, all figures are almost zero. This is how it looks for Meta Stack Exchange (other sites show similar pictures):
Apologies for the slow response here in completely resolving the issue. We made major changes to our Google Analytics infrastructure a few months back and completely missed that the same GA properties were used to drive the metrics behind Area51 stats and overall site analytics.
When we finally made the cut over to our new GA properties it coincided with the final couple of sprints before launching Teams so my time (and DAG's time) was completely tied up elsewhere.
But, enough excuses; Area51 and the main sites all reflect reality. So I'm marking this as status-completed.
Thanks for the heads up
This is from one of our Developers:
We're investigating, we've had a number of large changes to our Google Analytics infrastructure, looks like we missed some bits...
- The visits/day seems to be realistic here, for example 340 visits/day for quantum computing.
- It seems to be the Area 51 pages that are reporting near 0 visits, for example here.
- Google Analytics seems to be reporting realistic numbers, Area 51 is just not getting them (but stackexchange.com/sites) is. Should not take long to fix.