Wikipedia talk:Wikipedia Signpost/2013-04-29/Traffic report

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  • I wonder if perhaps the Munich Massacre thing could be related to the events in this article? Perhaps during the event someone called it Munich Massacre and a bunch of people Googled the term. I could be completely off though. Zell Faze (talk) 13:00, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
Interesting thought! Since we started the WP:TOP25 in January we've learned that article popularity can come from many places on the internet--and it can be difficult to figure it out. One thing that suggests it wasn't the football game is the lack of any spike in tweets for the term. Tw1itter doesn't always provide evidence of spikes driven by other sources, but it often does. Another suggestion is that it was tied somehow to the Boston Bombings, but they occurred 10 days prior to the spike. There was a very small spike after the Boston event (hitting 9200 views on April 16), but the jump to 488,000 views on April 25 is odd. If anyone solves this mystery, I promise we'll mention you in the next WP:TOP25 report.--Milowenthasspoken 14:36, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
Have you considered developing a tool to correlate pageviews with other data(i.e. Google Trends)? Even better, it could be built to expose an input api so anyone would be able to develop a script to parse any arbitrary dataset (i.e. Google Correlate, Wolfram Curated Data, Twitter trends, weather patterns, etc). It has some cool potential!--Test35965 (talk) 06:39, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
  • I'm glad to see this added to the Signpost. I hope it becomes a weekly feature. I'd like it even better if the full 25 were listed, but it's easy to click over to it from here. Thanks for doing the work to make this happen. SchreiberBike (talk) 15:42, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
I would love to see this be a weekly feature as well. Zell Faze (talk) 20:25, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
Me too. This is fun. -- Taku (talk) 04:51, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
  • It's interesting to see that tons of views by Redditors for the #9, Socotra, might not have translated into any edits at all (there were only a dozen in April). —innotata 17:26, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
  • This is a nice feature, thanks for the work and I hope it becomes a regular feature. But, not to quibble, but isn't "schlockmeister" a tad pejorative? Herostratus (talk) 02:56, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
It probably is a tad, though I checked and other sources have actually used the same term!--Milowenthasspoken 16:08, 6 May 2013 (UTC)