User talk:Whatamidoing (WMF)

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Dumb question about visitors[edit]

Is there a means to find out how most of our link referrals arriving at our works? ie. Do we get direct referrals from Google and other search engines? Do we get links followed from WP? Do we have people following links once arrived from the main page? Or arriving and then running searches? Where shoudl I ask such naïve questions. At this point there I cannot find the basic tutorial for sites to understand their visitors. It all seems disorganised and all at levels above my stupidity. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:42, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Somebody knows the answer to this question, but unfortunately it isn't me. I heard something about referrals a year or two ago. Let me see what I can find out for you... Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 23:36, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
Some links and some ideas for getting more information:
  • http://discovery.wmflabs.org/external/ has some stats for a few big sources (e.g., Google Search). I don't know if it's possible to make that tool give you Wikisource-specific information.
  • m:Research:Wikimedia referrer policy (by Dario in Analytics) is about outbound traffic, but it has a little information about/links to some work on inbound traffic.
  • https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/analytics is the best place to ask questions like this, and at least one similar discussion is alleged to be present in the archives. It's probably worth a search.
  • But it's possible to file a Phab task to request a custom query from Analytics, to find out more relevant information, e.g., for a particular project. Such requests are granted on a "space available" basis, so it's probably worth spending a few minutes thinking about what you really want to know the most.
Hobbitschuster or Ryan at Wikivoyage may have some ideas about what would be interesting to learn. Perhaps we could pull together a couple of Phab tasks for both of the projects. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 20:07, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
phab:T144714 is probably similar to the sort of thing that we'd want to request. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:32, 13 April 2017 (UTC)