Wikipedia:HighBeam/Metrics

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This page is for charting some basic statistics about account distribution, usage, and effects.

Data![edit]

Count of links to highbeam.com
All links to highbeam.com/doc/something in articles
Date Unique articles Unique links Total links Increase
2012-02-11 8462 10277 11308
2012-03-07 8527 10349 11388 80
2012-04-03 8579 10399 11444 56
2012-05-02 8818 10853 11943 499
2012-06-01 9104 11321 12455 512
2012-07-02 9295 11712 12883 428
2012-08-02 9409 12007 13190 307
2012-09-02 9757 12627 13913 723
2012-10-01 10090 13164 14555 642
2012-11-01 10312 13647 15096 541
2012-12-01 10548 14025 15537 441
2013-01-02 10799 14435 16009 472
2013-02-04 11116 14948 16607 598
2013-03-04 11352 15351 17063 456
2013-04-03 11497 15617 17383 320
2013-05-03 11666 15966 17773 390
Notes from the data guru

For example, the first row shows results from the external links dump for February 11, 2012, counting only links of the format shown (or with "www." in front) in articles. There were links in 8462 different articles, and there were 10277 different links. Some links have been used more than once, giving a total of 11308 links in articles. The final column shows the increase in the total from the previous period.

Since I'm recording facts, the new data required downloading 11 files with a total size of 15.8 GB; those files expanded to a total size of 99.2 GB. I noticed a big jump up and down in the size of the files with external links for highbeam.com (up in August 2012 and down in October 2012). My curiosity then led to making the graph shown above, but I haven't tried to find out what was responsible. Johnuniq (talk) 05:03, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Analysis[edit]

  • In the two months before the partnership began there were an average 68 references per month to HighBeam
  • In the months following the donation, there were a total of 5,700 links to HighBeam added; 487 references per month
  • That's an average increase per month of 419 references to HighBeam; and a percent change per month of 516%