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Web traffic to Stack Exchange sites. Use for one or more of: the number of Visitors to an SE site, the Pages Viewed, the Posts Modified or created, the Data Transferred, etc

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Has Stack Exchange's traffic decreased since ChatGPT?

I was wondering whether the traffic of Stack Exchange sites went down since the open access to ChatGPT. There is so much gossip in terms of "Will programmers be unnecessary with ChatGPT? Will ...
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Guidance for "me too"ers (answerers / commenters and upvoters)

On Web Applications SE we have a lot of short questions that get lots of views and "a lot" of "me too" or alike answers, comments and upvotes. Regarding me too upvotes, from ...
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Why is traffic on some of SE sites stagnant or in decline, and what is the destiny of such sites?

I noticed that some of the SE sites simply declined in terms of new posts in the last several years. Is there any analysis of what these sites are, and reasons why that happened? What would be the ...
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Traffic stats use median and not mean?

According to the All Sites page, traffic is reported as the median of visits, per day, over the last two weeks (click for larger image): And Kyle Cronin ♦ states that the median is used, so this isn'...
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Recent site instability, major outages – July/August 2022

On Friday, July 29th, starting at 13:36 UTC, we experienced a very large surge in traffic to our web servers, indicating a DDoS attack. This surge effectively brought down the Stack Exchange Network ...
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Does Stack Exchange have a backup plan in the case of an overwhelming amount of irrelevant content?

I was recently using Physics Stack Exchange when suddenly, in 1 hour, a lot of new questions started coming up. I was just wondering if a group of people (maybe a rival company) started a program to ...
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Testing new traffic management tool

Stack Overflow will be experimenting with some new HTTP traffic management technologies. Users should not see any negative effects. That said, we felt it would be prudent to announce that the test ...
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Real time SE specific traffic page?

This is really random and probably will get closed fast, but how about making an SE page where we could see real time traffic on the site, animated questions/answers/comments/votes continually poping ...
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Which site in the Stack Exchange network has the highest ratio of meta-traffic to main-site-traffic?

Which site in the Stack Exchange network has the highest and lowest traffic on its meta site relative to its main site? At first I was thinking that Stack Overflow had the highest ratio, as its meta ...
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Does the featured site get measurably more traffic?

Is there any significant increase in traffic to the featured-site of any particular day? How large is this effect? For people unfamiliar with the featured site: it's a graduated site randomly chosen ...
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Why is there so little traffic on Fridays?

I've just gained access to the site-analytics tools on Aviation.SE, and, looking at the traffic stats, an odd pattern shows up: The overall-pageview, site-visit, and new-visit stats all show a ...
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Severe traffic drop for some sites since the last Google algorithm update

The recent update from Google to their search algorithm seems to have hit a few sites rather severely. I can't say for sure that this change is responsible, but the traffic graph from Skeptics looks ...
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Is it true that user activities decline on Stack Exchange during holidays or weekends?

Do you know any empirical studies, evidence, or proofs to show that user activities on Stack Exchange (or Stack Overflow) decline during holidays or weekends?
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Why is the traffic history prior to February 2018 missing on the site analytics page here on Meta.SE?

On the site analytics page here on Meta.SE (https://meta.stackexchange.com/site-analytics - requires 25k+ rep on this site), it seems that the traffic statistics history from prior to February 2018 is ...
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Is there a term for titles designed for cross-site traffic?

What term is there for questions like: How can I tell if a corpse is safe to eat? (Gaming) So I was out drinking last night...how do I remove a tattoo? (Gaming) which generate a lot of traffic from ...
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Why is half of the traffic history missing on /site-analytics on Medical Sciences?

I see on https://medicalsciences.meta.stackexchange.com/site-analytics Why is half of the traffic history missing (last graph)? I exported the CSV and all values before 2018-09-02 are 0.
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Is the difference between "page views" and "visits" in the site analytics tool documented anywhere?

The Site Analytics tool, accessible to users with 25k reputation or more, includes a "Traffic" graph that has three curves: page views visits new visits I was not sure what the difference ...
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What happens to a Stack Exchange site if it has almost no traffic?

While scrolling through the sites list of Stack Exchange, I found that some sites don't even get a question a day. For example, Beer, Wine & Spirits, Veganism & Vegetarianism and Ebooks. Some ...
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Has activity on the site slowed down since COVID-19?

I’m curious insofar as Stack Overflow being a very rough proxy for how much people are working. Has site activity gone down since COVID-19? Are there any interesting patterns in the data (e.g. certain ...
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Where can I see a treemap of all the Stack Exchange sites?

I remember seeing a treemap of all the Stack Exchange websites at some point, where each site was represented by a box, on a grid, with the size of the box representing the amount of traffic it got. ...
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Missing page views from site analytics since 30th of May

I was looking at the site analytics available to 25k users on Roleplaying Games (where I'm a moderator) and noticed that the page views data ends on the 30th of May: The same data (total page views) ...
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How is the current pandemic negatively affecting some SE sites?

I just read this blog post about the change in traffic due to the pandemic. It's very interesting and I'm grateful to the people who took the time to write it. However, it only talks about SE sites ...
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Traffic and votes missing for recent days in site analytics

EDIT: it's happening again today on Meta Stack Exchange; the last Traffic data point is from Monday, November 18th, more than two days ago. On Chess.SE, the last data point is November 20th, as ...
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Is there any data on how many users' IP addresses never look at their questions again?

Looking at a few random questions on Parenting, I noticed that many one-question users are never seen later than a few minutes after their questions were posted (confusingly, due to how the "seen" ...
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How can I see if my question is still active?

Years and years ago, I posted a very awkward question on Stack Overflow. Now I checked it again and I discovered it got around 7k views and the answers to that question have got a discrete number of ...
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Quantcast says it does not directly measure traffic for sites under stackexchange.com domain

Stack Exchange uses Quantcast, and we get to enjoy directly measured traffic data for Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and so forth. This used to be the case for all SE sites, as seen here. But ...
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Where can I find the number of monthly pageviews for Stack Overflow?

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.
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What are Stack Overflow's peak hours?

At what UTC time(s) is Stack Overflow most used?
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Using off-topic questions to build beta site activity

A user on Beer (beta) suggested temporarily allowing a kind of question that normally would be considered off-topic, in order to build site activity. Specifically, the user proposes crosswords, ...
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What's the difference between stackexchange.com/sites traffic numbers and Area 51 traffic numbers?

Looking at the Money SE traffic numbers in light of the discussion about domain names, I saw this large difference: https://stackexchange.com/sites lists Money traffic at 434 visits per day. http://...
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Attracting more traffic to Stack Exchange question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to draw attention to a question without creating a bounty How to get attention for your old, unanswered questions Best Time to Ask Questions This question might not ...
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What are the traffic stats for full web, mobile web per OS, Android app and iOS app?

We can talk about stats but they're of little use when they're global stats. Can you share traffic stats of the full web site, the mobile web site per OS, the Android app and the iOS app? These stats ...
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Displaying Users Online

I've just been considering that I found would find it very useful to be able to view certain details about the number and types of users online at any time. In particular, the following statistics I ...
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Why has traffic on my site spiked suddenly?

I've noticed that traffic on my favorite site (and a few others) has spiked recently: Why has this happened and is it going to last?
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How do we grow the Server Fault and Super User communities?

Here are the last few weeks of the "visitor" metric per Google Analytics, on each Trilogy site: meta.stackoverflow.com http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/8907/analyticsvisitorsmeta.png serverfault....
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Question views / site visit ratio of anonymous versus authenticated users

Just a question out of curiosity: StackOverflow has around 4M unique visits per day (https://www.quantcast.com/stackoverflow.com). Have they ever published numbers on what ratio of traffic is ...
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How to do you find which site in Stack Exchange is highly active?

Is there way I can find out which Stack Exchange site/s is highly active (some statistics) at the current moment? Definition of active: More people are online and are browsing Stack Exchange sites. ...
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Why did SO's (and SF's) traffic level off?

If you look at the stats for all time on Quantcast: https://www.quantcast.com/stackoverflow.com#!traffic and select 'All' for the date range, traffic shows steady growth until about March 2013, then ...
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Can we add moderator features to see keyword analytics and annotated traffic graphs for specific questions?

Editing is part of Stack Exchange culture. We see a question with a typo – we fix it. Some go further and clarify a question, or add metadata (tags) to a question, or caption an image where ...
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Quantcast numbers vs. Google analytics numbers. Why the discrepancy?

Quantcast claims that SO receives 1.8 mm unique visitors per month, and 17.2 pageviews per month: http://www.quantcast.com/stackoverflow.com You can't see this part, but Google Analytics shows: 3,...
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Why is there more activity on Stack Overflow than on Super User? [closed]

Is it because programmers are more willing to help people?
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How to deal with increasing question traffic on Stack Overflow

I've noticed a disturbing trend on Stack Overflow lately, questions on Stack Overflow get bumped from the front page in usually less than an hour after submitting them. Two questions of mine, and ...
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Is visits/day calculated differently on the Area 51 view than on the Stack Exchange site list?

According to this question and this question, the visits/day metric on sites' Area 51 page is calculated as the median number of visits per day over the previous 14 days. At the moment, the Area 51 ...
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Something odd with traffic numbers on stackexchange.com

Take a look at https://stackexchange.com/sites, does every user in stackoverflow.com visit the site 3 times a day? Or is the anonymous traffic just huge? (for every site in stackexchange.com, by the ...
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How to know what kind of traffic your shared link to SO/SE question has generated?

I have shared a link to a question on SO/SE to Facebook. How do I verify that this has generated traffic to the question? Is there any way to verify or track the link to see if any one has visited ...
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An indicator of how much traffic is on Stackoverflow at the current time

It would be nice if we had some indicator on the page that gave us an idea of how "hot" Stackoverflow or another trilogy site is at the current time. This could be based on how many answers/questions/...
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What proportion of visitors to SE sites are logged in?

I'm interested in this for no other reason than idle curiosity. Is there any way to find out: What proportion of activity (questions/answers) comes from logged in users? What proportion of traffic ...
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Can SE sites pages volume be reduced?

I just noticed that when SO main page is loaded in Firefox with "Automatically load images" unchecked that single load consumes about 400 kilobytes of traffic - I used Net Limiter to measure that. ...
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Has the traffic on this site changed, or have my questions changed?

I joined SO about 4 months ago. Over the first couple months, I asked about 13 questions, all related to iPhone development. I was impressed with how quickly I received responses, and without fail all ...
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Auto protect questions with a sudden influx of viewers

A sudden, large increase in viewers, for instance from Reddit, can result in no small amount of noise and spam, as it more often than not occurs when there's a contentious topic at hand. It may be ...