Wikinews:Awareness statistics

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This page is the Wikinews equivalent of Wikipedia's awareness statistics. Its purpose is to collect a wide range of data within regular intervals on how Wikinews is perceived on the Internet and offline. See also Wikinews:Modelling Wikinews' growth. Note this is most likely quite outdated.

See also: Page Hits toplist (compare traffic | searches)

Average amount of visits[edit]

To date, July has yielded 28,500 average individual visits per day.

Visits per day[edit]

Graph of visits per day, July 2005

This is a calculation of the visits per day on selected days. It is based on Wikinews Usage Statistics - the statistics on that page no longer display visits per day, a vital statistic we use for the following data.

Visits per day
Date No. of
visits
Notes
July 5, 2005 9,470 Woohoo! We have statistics!
July 7, 2005 72,075 London bombings
July 10, 2005 16,712 Aftermath of bombing
July 15, 2005 11,923 Uh oh...
August 21, 2005 404,176


Main page hits per day
Date No. of
visits
Notes
November 10, 2007 34 867 ± 1% Init

News Article Count[edit]

News articles per month

Many of the pages created each month here at Wikinews are talk pages, user pages, admin pages, so it can be difficult to grasp how many news articles are published each month. That's why I've compiled the following information from old categorizations and digests. It should be fairly accurate, althought the figures will not add up to the total number of legitimate articles according to the stats page. This is due to a) less reliable figures for dec and nov, exclusion of pages such as tsunami help, exclusion of pages never properly published on main page - but still in existence.

Articles per month
Month No. of
Articles
 % change on
last month
Notes
November, 2004 72 - Good Start
December, 2004 116 61.1%
January, 2005 211 81.9%
February, 2005 245 16.1%
March, 2005 356 45.3%
April, 2005 430 20.8%
May, 2005 275 -36.1% Oh no...
June, 2005 241 -12.4% Too much time spent arguing...SO STOP
July, 2005 386 60.17% Strongest growth since January
August, 2005 254* -34.20% What goes up...
September, 2005 361
October, 2005 256
November, 2005 203
December, 2005 291
January, 2006 350
February, 2006 250 Only 28 days

Alexa traffic ranking[edit]

Alexa traffic ranking
for Wikinews.org (1 week average)
Date Rank Daily Notes
February 27, 2005 18,226 -
March 1, 2005 29,735 -
March 3, 2005 36,944 -
March 10, 2005 34,705 -
March 13, 2005 29,851 -
March 14, 2005 25,265 -
March 17, 2005 22,668 -
March 21, 2005 28,198 -
March 24, 2005 23,426 10,098 Writing Contest is working!
March 26, 2005 23,066 47,609 We need another Wendy's story!
Anyone have a spare finger? :)
March 27, 2005 24,811 22,513 David was worrying too much
yesterday. All is fine!
March 28, 2005 20,634 18,729 Effects of Easter Sunday
have worn off!
March 29, 2005 18,247 16,077 The eggs are hatching.
March 31, 2005 23,092 21,467
April 1, 2005 21,265 18,188 Our traffic rank seems to be
stabilising at about the 20,000 mark
April 2, 2005 17,117 9,851 2nd highest daily ever!
April 4, 2005 15,182 9,960
April 7, 2005 15,989 36,352 Damn!
April 11, 2005 24,644 14,807
April 23, 2005 17,479 13,953
April 24, 2005 14,708 189,220 Looks like our highest ever!
May 1, 2005 15,116 18,788
May 12, 2005 17,878 13,094
May 26, 2005 23,386 13,016 Best in a fortnight
May 31, 2005 26,304 30,880
June 5, 2005 33,656 83,023 Worst daily since end of Feb
June 6, 2005 26,703 12,834
June 14, 2005 23,346 9,149 New record!
June 24, 2005 21,330 13,330
July 1, 2005 19,431 18,681
July 8, 2005 17,295 7,993 New daily record - sadly as a result of london bombings
July 10, 2005 13,161 7,087 New weekly record!
July 30, 2005 18,405 10,661
August 15, 2005 25,918 17,682
August 24, 2005 13,133 15,735
February 9, 2006 8,078 17,554
February 14, 2006 6,719 5,212 Best 1 week avg and daily ever
November 16, 2006 17,284 - Traffic is getting better!

Starting table with different columns:

Alexa traffic ranking
for Wikinews.org (1 week average)
Date Today 1 wk. Avg 3 mos. Avg reach (today) page views today/1 week Notes
March 6, 2006 13,630 12,377 9,537
August 29, 2006 17,689 11,185 10,392 that doesn't look good...
January 7, 2007 11,873 8,799 11,886 ( 371) 125 ( ↓ 3%) 2.7 (↑ 9%) nevermind, low is good (I think)
April 16, 2007 16 219 18 275 14 823 0.0105% ( 25%) 1.8 ( 12%) Alexa changes reach to percent
June 28, 2007 23,183 17,812 16, 056 ( 2 914 0.009% ( 18%) 1.5 ( 4%)
October 5, 2007 14,593 14 978 15 488 ( 2 117 0.012% ( 7%) 2.3 (no change 0%) Giant bump (0.1% → 0.25%) in reach graph on late June 2007
November 1, 2007 12, 681 16 505 16 455 ( 863) 0.014% ( 1%) 2.3 Today, 2.1 avg (no change 0%) small bump in last half of september reach (0.009% to ~0.016%)
December 13, 2007 23 323 19 516 16 352 ( 976) 0.008% ( 5%) 2.0 Today, 2.1 avg ( 5%)
January 3, 2008 19 204 19 900 17 568 ( 868) 0.0085% ( 1%) 2.0 Today, 1.9 avg (no change 0%) Alexa doesn't hate us quite as much as usual
January 27, 2008 3 538 10 073 17 485 ( 308) 0.0635% ( 3%) 1.3 Today, 1.8 avg (no change 0%) Holy crap Highest yet by a lot. See also wc
April 8, 2008 21 034 18 634 15 700 ( 1 922) 0.009% ( 20%) 1.9 Today, 1.9 avg ( 5%) Green up arrows!!!
July 11, 2009 15 714 13 148 13 173 ( 440) 0.0078% ( 3%) 3.3 Today, 2.12 avg ( -14%)

RSS feed circulation[edit]

Current: Main feed statistics

As of March 22, 2006: 4,018 subscribers. A typical story has 300 reads.

En wikinews rss circulation.png

Update on RSS feed circulation: readership jumped from 5,500 to 21,000 on December 12 2006, and then increased again to 36,000 on December 20. Currently just over 30,000 readers access the RSS feed each day. Get writing, people are reading! Dan100 (Talk) 14:59, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Visits per day
Date Number of readers (subscribers) Average reads per story notes
March 22, 2006 4,018 ~300
May 6, 2006 This is When Rss feed became <link>ed [1]
December 12, 2006 21,000 jumped from 5 500 to 21 000
December 20, 2006 36 000 Jumping again
June 29, 2007 11,784 from [2]
February 21, 2009 10,790 acc. to FeedBurner

Comparison to other Wikimedia Projects[edit]

English language Wikimedia Projects by Size of Registered User Base:[edit]

The highest-ranking wiki in each category is marked in gold, the second highest in silver and the third highest in bronze.

* As of 10 April 2010 (UTC) – Source: Statistics Page for each project. Compiled at User:Davodd/Wikistats.
Rank Wiki Started Reg. Users Admins New Users
Since Last Measure
User
Growth Rate
Per-Month Average
User Growth
Since Launch
Number of
Legit Articles
New Articles
Since Last Measure
Article
Growth Rate
1. Wikipedia January 2001 12,085,693 1,716 10,503,136 764% 108,880
(111 mo.)
3,250,398 2,010,186 1,149%
2. Meta-Wiki November 2002 2,287,380 73 2,261,025 8,579% 25,701
(89 mo.)
17,399 9,886 132%
3. Wikicommons September 2004 1,101,731 266 1,055,248 2,370% 2,213
(67 mo.)
644,661 627,393 3,633%
4. Wiktionary December 2002 352,029 100 337,117 2,261% 4,000
(88 mo.)
1,678,086 1,528,848 1,024%
5. Wikibooks July 2003 342,889 13 313,823 1,080% 4,233
(81 mo.)
34,778 21,331 159%
6. Wikiquote July 2003 243,945 22 233,164 2,163% 3,012
(81 mo.)
17,949 11,139 164%
7. Wikiversity August 2006 215,335 25 -- -- 4,894
(44 mo.)
12,325 -- --
8. Wikinews December 2004 202,057 61 193,767 2,337% 3,061
(66 mo.)
16,724 11,237 205%
9. Wikispecies September 2004 161,424 23 158,688 5,800% 2,446
(66 mo.)
220,534 163,510 287%
10. Wikisource November 2003 18,181 13 13,177 263% 236
(77 mo.)
10,590 7,852 287%

Google hits[edit]

Google hits
Total Google hits for "Wikinews"
(On sites outside of the Wikinews,
Wikimedia, and Wikipedia domains)
Date Hits
February 27, 2005 96,300
March 1, 2005 95,600
March 12, 2005 93,000
March 24, 2005 112,000
March 26, 2005 113,000
March 27, 2005 114,000
March 29, 2005 120,000
March 30, 2005 119,000
March 31, 2005 122,000
April 2, 2005 121,000
April 7, 2005 149,000
April 15, 2005 184,000
April 23, 2005 196,000
May 1, 2005 248,000
May 31, 2005 219,000
June 5, 2005 238,000
July 1, 2005 237,000
July 30, 2005 277,000
August 24, 2005 332,000
August 30, 2005 437,000
February 9, 2006 1,060,000
March 6, 2006 877,000
June 30, 2006 1,020,000
August 29, 2006 1,170,000
January 7, 2007 1,080,000
April 16, 2007 1,110,000
June 29, 2007 1,470,000
October 5, 2007 1,860,000
November 1, 2007 3,110,000
December 13, 2007 3,160,000
January 3, 2008 3,430,000
April 8, 2008 887,000
July 11, 2009 445,000

Google Groups hits[edit]

Google Groups hits per month
Hits on Google Groups
(includes Usenet and wikimedia mail)
Hits for the word "Wikinews" within a month
Date Hits Notes
November 2005 6
December 2005 14
January 2005 12
February 2005 11
March 2005 6
April 2005 14
May 2005 14
June 2005 17
July 2005 39
August 2005 22
September 2005 --
October 2005 --
November 2005 --
December 2005 --
January 2006 --
February 9, 2006 394
March 6, 2006 461
August 29, 2006 904
January 7, 2007 1 160
April 16, 2007 1,370 well google likes us, alexa doesn't
June 28, 2007 1,470 Guess the wrestler hasn't hit usenet
October 5, 2007 7,390 Might include some mailing lists
November 1, 2007 1 190 Definitly includes some mailing lists
December 13, 2007 248 000 Wow! google must have changed something
January 3, 2007 248 000 hmm, zero change. thats rather odd
April 8, 2008 434,000
July 11, 2009 68,600

Google News hits[edit]

Hits for the term "Wikinews"in Google News each month
Hits on Google News
(includes Usenet)
Hits on Google News (various news sources)
for the word "Wikinews" within a month
Date Hits Notes
January 2005 2
February 2005 22
March 2005 19 World Forum keeping us afloat
April 2005 15
May 2005 4 The ship is sinking...
June 2005 19 Yippee
July 2005 40 Google testing wikinews feed
August 2005 19 Downhill again
February 2006 33
March 6, 2006 77 Appears to be the result of Juicee News Daily reusing our articles
April 13, 2006 17 UGH!!
June 30, 2006 32 need to remember to update more
August 29, 2006 28
January 7, 2007 5 and one is a mirror who gives a 404 when clicked
April 16, 2007 0 wow, what a good feeling. maybe some of out mirrors got moved into blog search
June 29, 2007 27 due to Death of Nancy Benoit rumour posted on Wikipedia hours prior to body being found
June 29, 2007 201 (~18 hours later)
October 5, 2007 19 Afrique en ligne (mirror): 9, Wikinews Reports: 8
November 1, 2007 51 /. is considered a news source for Google news?!
December 13, 2007 28 lots of mirrors (but good mirrors, not your I don't know what to do
with this domain so I'm going to mirror wikinews)
January 3, 2008 32 some mirrors and the wn blog, but also some articles about us (but mostly to the tune of little used side project)
April 8, 2008 35
July 11, 2009 180 Inflated, since it includes us in the results now.

Technorati hits[edit]

Hits for the term "Wikinews" on Technorati (a major blog search engine)
Hits on Technorati
Total hits on Technorati (a weblog
search engine) for the word "Wikinews"
Date Hits Within 24hr Google blog search Notes
February 27, 2005 1,465
March 1, 2005 1,501
March 12, 2005 1,630
March 24, 2005 1,790
March 26, 2005 1,863
March 27, 2005 1,891
March 28, 2005 1,925
March 31, 2005 1,983
April 1, 2005 1,995
April 2, 2005 2,027
April 7, 2005 2,131
April 15, 2005 2,260
April 23, 2005 2,309
May 1, 2005 2,370
May 11, 2005 2,427
May 31, 2005 2,506
June 5, 2005 2,524
June 15, 2005 2,582
July 1, 2005 2,683
July 8, 2005 2,907 20
July 30, 2005 3,229 20
August 15, 2005 3,330 20
August 30, 2005 3,483 6
February 9, 2006 4,599 20
March 6, 2006 4,719
April 13, 2006 5,056
August 29, 2006 6,323 whats the 24 hour thing?
January 7, 2007 4,104 quite a few are mirrors
April 16, 2007 1,482 14,918 added google blog search
June 29, 2007 2,115 93,290 boosted by Death of Nancy Benoit rumour Wikipedia
June 29, 2007 2,185 93,341 (~18 hours later)
October 5, 2007 856 87,783 I'm really hoping technocrati changed their search algorithem
November 1, 2007 33 3 093 hmm. Things down slightly. Technocrati looks different
December 13, 2007 3 427 248 901 Technocrati changed search url
January 3, 2008 3,656 247,738
April 8, 2008 3,593 426,836
July 11, 2009 1,425 39,843