Thursday, November 10, 2011

The page views for #Wikipedia in #India

With a new server collecting the page views data, anomalies are of interest. Do they represent reality or do they indicate something that is wrong. The page view statistics for the Indic languages show anomalies; check the growth for Marathi and Malayalam; not only do they outpace the Hindi Wikipedia, when you extrapolate the numbers for November, compared to the already impressive numbers for October it appears to be too good to be true.

We do expect the Indic languages to do well. The size of the traffic compared to the number of people who speak these languages is really small. When these numbers prove to be correct, it will be really interesting to learn what triggered this.

NB the traffic numbers for English are not restricted to India.
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