Wikimedia Traffic Analysis Report - Wikipedia Page Views Per Country - Overview

Monthly requests or daily averages, for period: 1 Jul 2009 - 31 Dec 2013
000 ⇒ k

 This analysis is based on a 1:1000 sampled server log (squids)

 Page Views Per Country - Overview / Breakdown / Trends,    Page Views Per Wikipedia Language - Breakdown

 Page Edits Per Country - Overview / Breakdown / Trends,    Page Edits Per Wikipedia Language - Breakdown

 Notes on reliability of these data

 Unresolved Bugzilla bugs: 55443

Recently resolved bugs: 46205 (Aug 2013)46289 (Nov 2013)

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Countries by population - English Wikipedia

Internet penetration (% of population) - English Wikipedia

Global North South - English Wikipedia
absolute count and percentage of world population

absolute count and percentage of country population
Monthly Page Views
N/Sabsolute count and monthly Page Viewss per internet usershare of global total

note:blue and red bars have different scale

All countries inWorld 7040 M100%2485 M35% 0100% 
All countries inGlobal North 1296 M18.4%949 M73% 0.. 
All countries inGlobal South 5744 M81.6%1536 M27% 0.. 
All countries inAfrica 1072 M15.2%201 M19% 0.. 
All countries inAsia 4234 M60.1%1216 M29% 0.. 
All countries inEurope 738 M10.5%501 M68% 0.. 
All countries inCentral-America 85 M1.2%23 M27% 0.. 
All countries inNorth-America 471 M6.7%328 M70% 0.. 
All countries inSouth-America 402 M5.7%192 M48% 0.. 
All countries inOceania 38 M0.5%23 M61% 0.. 
RemainderUnknown       .. 

Page views by bots are not included. Also all ip addresses that occur more than once on a given day are discarded for that day.
A few false negatives are taken for granted. Country meta data collected from English Wikipedia (population, internet users)).

Errata: WMF traffic logging service suffered from server capacity problems in Aug/Sep/Oct 2011.
Absolute traffic counts for October 2011 are approximatly 7% too low.
Data loss only occurred during peak hours. It therefore may have had somewhat different impact for traffic from different parts of the world.
and may have also skewed relative figures like share of traffic per browser or operating system.

From mid September till late November squid log records for mobile traffic were in invalid format.
Data could be repaired for logs from mid October onwards. Older logs were no longer available.

In a an unrelated server outage precisely half of traffic to WMF mobile sites was not counted from Oct 16 - Nov 29 (one of two load-balanced servers did not report traffic).
WMF has since improved server monitoring, so that similar outages should be detected and fixed much faster from now on.

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