Google tweaked their search algorithm yesterday:
(More info here on The Register).
Interestingly it only seems to have affected some sites: and that doesn't include SO:
Is it going to last?
Unfortunately there is no way of knowing, but yes, it might - it's not like a burst of traffic you might get from a link on somewhere like reddit that'll be gone ...
Yes, Travel.SE greatly. People aren't travelling anymore due to the pandemic. As a result of this, the questions per day have gone down from 19 to 5.3.
A lot of questions are now getting closed due to being offtopic e.g. When can I travel again?
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:
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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, ...
If a community around a topic of a site is no longer actively maintaining or building the body of knowledge each SE site wants to be, then a site will be closed and archived.
From Graduation, site closure, and a clearer outlook on the health of SE sites
If a public beta site does not produce consistently helpful content, and lacks the caretakers needed for ...
Thanks for your patience while we worked this out on our end - we have corrected the issue and you should now be able to view subdomain profiles on Quantcast.com:
Thanks to Martin who pointed out this SEDE request by Glorfindel, I was able to make this table:
Colonne1 % more questions % more answers
_TOTAL 3.62% -5.28%
StackExchange.Health 207.79% 347.92%
StackExchange.Korean 150% 104.76%
I happen to be an active user on Interpersonal Skills and we did see an important drop in traffic (I guess people don't have as much interpersonal interaction as they use to).
Here are the data:
As you can see, somewhere between the 2nd and the 9th of March 2020, people stop visiting and interacting.
New sites tend to be more open with what is and isn't suitable, purely because they haven't grown enough for users to even know what the site is for, so you can't remove posts as unsuitable if you don't know what suitable is at that point.
However. That is no excuse for intentionally allowing garbage in. Because garbage will attract garbage. Just like ...
Traffic on Meta Stack Exchange (25k+ only) follows a pattern. I bet you can guess which two days of the week correspond to the dips:
That spike is the beginning of Winter Bash 2020. Traffic on other sites (at least the ones mostly used in the workplace, such as Stack Overflow) exhibits the same type of behaviour. On sites focused on hobbies, e.g. Chess, ...
In the long run you will end up with numerous discussions and finger pointing to those off-topic questions, like is done on Stack Overflow every day again.
If the current users, who built the core of the site, are taking shortcuts, why expect from new users they don't do that? This is in fact asking more from new users than you ask of yourself, and that isn'...
You're close; it's https://stackexchange.com/sites?view=grid - you can get there by clicking the grid icon:
That will give you the treemap you're looking for, though it has only two sizes plus an oversized box for Stack Overflow:
This coincides with the Site Name Change & Scope Redefinition, where the site's domain changed from health.stackexchange.com to medicalsciences.stackexchange.com. Of course I can't be 100% sure, but it's too close to ignore.
Note that there were some problems with Google Analytics in 2018 which affected all sites but those were solved in July 2018 ...
After some thought about it, I realized it doesn't matter if a question is "active" or not.
Questions which have upvoted answers should not be deleted, at any point of time, if anything they can be useful for historical reasons, e.g. someone doing research how android used to work.
If the content becomes totally outdated to the point it might cause wrong/...
You can find the latest peak hours for questions, answers, comments and new users on http://sostats.github.io/last24h (GitHub source page). It shows data collected from the Stack Exchange API. Time is presented in your browser's time zone. On the screenshot it's CEST (GMT+2):
Some of the stats are available at https://stackexchange.com/sites?view=list#traffic where you can sort all sites based on the following criteria:
Questions Per Day
These figures are copied directly from the Google Analytics API.
Page view matches what you describe.
A 'visit' is now called Session; consecutive page views by the same user within 30 minutes count as a single session. (Also, if it's midnight, that will start a new session.) You do not necessarily need to come from an external site to count as a visit. ...
TLDR: in this context, the median is more useful than the mean.
If you want means, or total visits per month, I recommend using something like the quantcast site. For example, here's the Quantcast figures for the Sustainability Stack Exchange. Click through the image to see much more detailed visitor stats, and for similar stats on other Stack Exchange ...
You can approximate this behavior by fiddling with the Stack Exchange API
For instance, this query will return the number of posts from 9-27 to 9-28 (today).
Now you can fiddle around with this query by fiddling with the date amounts. For instance:
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.
This was asked and answered at the time: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/314609/282289
I talked to Dean about this... It's not lost, but... Getting it back into the system is gonna be a lot of work. Unfortunately, work we don't have the time for.
If, at some point, we can spare the time to figure out how to merge it in... We'll do so. Otherwise, it ...
It seems to be network-wide, as Jon Ericson has pointed out in this comment (maybe there's some site that has analytics data from before February 2018, but we know that at least Meta.SE and Biblical Hermeneutics don't have data before 2018).
At least here on Meta Stack Exchange, the word 'clickbait' seems the most prevalent. Searching for that word in combination with the hot-questions tag gives 14 results. It's also a widely used and understood term on the Internet, with definitions in both reputable and not-so-reputable dictionaries.