EXCLUSIVE! The #TNWiki lifetime in Numbers


Did you ever wonder how the TNWiki is doing now?

8,765 users have contributed

25,441 pages,

201,205 revisions, and

118,012 comments,

7675 deleted pages (mostly spam content).

 

That’s not a surprise, for most of us as you can check that on the Wiki landing page.
You definitely would want a bit more…

How the TNWiki has been doing since it got launched?
Interested to get some numbers?
Well, got some nice surprise for you… watch. And get blown away.

Remember the first TNWiki article? It got published on 25 feb 2010…

 

firt-article

Its not likely you’ll find it, it got archived but still is there.

The first 3 months weren’t spectacular… but within the first month we had 30K+ visitors.. within a few months we passed the 100K.

And TNWiki kept growing faster and faster…

 

Age (Mth)

Date Visits
1. jan 2010 0
4. apr 2010 30,522
8. aug 2010 116,95
15. Mar 2011 227,921
21. sep 2011 311,299
25. jan 2012 411,784
27. Mar 2012 519,938
30. jun 2012 604,441
34. Oct 2012 777,359
35. nov 2012 813,332
37. jan/13 941,57
39. Mar 2013 1,064,097
40. apr/13 1,172,206
41. May 2013 1,220,590
53. May 2014 1,362,475
55. jul/14 1,432,741
58. Oct 2014 1,516,391
87. Mar 2017 1,790,918

So, you quickly notice that even quite recently, march 2017, had a visitors peak of nearly 1.8M per month.

Want more details?

wiki_visitors_2010_2017

Does that relate to the page views, you think?
Initially, yes.
But there some interesting surprises.
wiki_pageviews_2010_2017

Amazingly, in the turn of the year 2014-2015 we had a 3 month consecutive peak around 3M views

And quite recently, march 2017, we did hit the 2M mark again.

Age Date Page views
59. nov/14
3,052,115
60.
dec/14
3,072,475
61.
jan/15
3,449,038
87. Mar 2017
2,186,058

What about the page views, visits and unique visitors?

wiki_combined_visits1

Within the page views what are the most popular articles?
Let’s stick to the top 20.
wiki_article_view

If you look at the nr.1, that’s a whopping 1.6M views.
It won’t surprise you it’s the user settings page that everyone of us uses, so what’s the real winner?

[*] = Post-publication EDIT with Ed Price’s comment integrated

Page Page Views
1, social.technet:/wiki/user/settings 1 597 411
2, social.technet:/wiki/contents/articles/14805.exchange-server-2013-error-landing-page

[*] Link to article: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/14805.exchange-server-2013-error-landing-page.aspx

1 327 366
3, social.technet:/wiki/contents/articles/1073.robocopy-and-a-few-examples

[*] Link to article: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/14805.exchange-server-2013-error-landing-page.aspx

1 066 777
4, social.technet:/wiki/ 1 065 194
5, social.technet:/wiki/contents/articles/4494.windows-server-troubleshooting-the-rpc-server-is-unavail

[*] Link : https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4494.windows-server-troubleshooting-the-rpc-server-is-unavailable.aspx

908 765
6, social.technet:/wiki 817 773
7, social.technet:/wiki/contents/articles/17948.t-sql-right-left-substring-and-charindex-functions

[*] Link : https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/17948.t-sql-right-left-substring-and-charindex-functions.aspx

797 204
8, social.technet:/wiki/contents/articles/240.exchange-server-and-update-rollups-build-numbers

[*] Link : https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/240.exchange-server-and-update-rollup-build-numbers.aspx

782 056
9, social.technet:/wiki/contents/articles/910.windows-7-enabling-telnet-client

[*] Link : https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/910.windows-7-enabling-telnet-client.aspx

658 092
10, social.technet:/wiki/contents/articles/21016.how-to-install-windows-powershell-4-0

[*] Link : https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/21016.how-to-install-windows-powershell-4-0.aspx

564 807
11, social.technet:/wiki/contents/articles/11608.e-book-gallery-for-microsoft-technologies

[*] Link : E-Book Gallery for Microsoft Technologies (EN)

551 317
12, social.technet:/wiki/contents/articles/ 538 974
13, social.technet:/wiki/contents/articles/12370.windows-server-2012-set-up-your-first-domain-controller

[*] Link : Windows Server 2012: Set Up your first Domain Controller (step-by-step)

489 235
14, social.technet:/wiki/contents/articles/4494.troubleshooting-the-rpc-server-is-unavailable

[*] Link : https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4494.windows-server-troubleshooting-the-rpc-server-is-unavailable.aspx

480 344
15, social.technet:/wiki/contents/articles/761.bulk-e-mailing-best-practices-for-senders-using-forefront

[*] Link : Forefront Online Protection for Exchange: Bulk E-mailing Best Practices for Senders

479 200
16, social.technet:/wiki/msgs/ 466 506
17, social.technet:/wiki/contents/articles/2102.how-to-troubleshoot-connecting-to-the-sql-server-databas

[*] Link : How to Troubleshoot Connecting to the SQL Server Database Engine

455 413
18, social.technet:/wiki/contents/articles/2969.windows-powershell-ise-add-on-tools

[*] Link : Windows PowerShell ISE Add-On Tools

444 557
19, social.technet:/wiki/contents/articles/7703.powershell-running-executables

[*] Link : https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7703.powershell-running-executables.aspx

436 242
20, social.technet:/wiki/contents/articles/2980.ldap-over-ssl-ldaps-certificate

[*] Link : LDAP over SSL (LDAPS) Certificate

434 163

 

 

How do visitors get to TNWIKI?

search_references

Pretty strange fact here is that most people TYPE the URL to get to the Wiki and all the rest is … Google. Well done!

That is becoming even more clear if we line up the search engines.

search_engine

What else do we now about our visitors?

It won’t surprise you that majority or our users get to TNWiki from a laptop/PC. But we do get also game consoles, eReaders and set-top boxes.

Device Types Page Views
1, Other 50 093 051 98,2%
2, Mobile Phone 651 180 1,3%
3, Tablet 270 936 0,5%
4, Media Player 9 876 0,0%
5, Gaming Console 2 761 0,0%
6, EReader 154 0,0%
7, Set-top Box 33 0,0%
Total 51 027 991

Where are the users coming from?

visitor_timezone

How long do you usually stay?

timevisit

There are some more interesting statistics, but we’ll keep the fun for the next overview.
We may consider a yearly/quarterly review… what do you think?

Comments (14)

  1. Wow, this is great, and fun to see. Thanks for collecting and displaying these statistics.

  2. Wow great,Thanks for sharing Peter Geeln

  3. Here are links to some of the top articles…

    Exchange Server 2013 Error Landing Page (1,327,366 views): https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/14805.exchange-server-2013-error-landing-page.aspx

    Robocopy and a Few Examples (1,066,777 views): https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1073.robocopy-and-a-few-examples.aspx

    T-SQL: RIGHT, LEFT, SUBSTRING and CHARINDEX Functions (797,204 views): https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/17948.t-sql-right-left-substring-and-charindex-functions.aspx

    Exchange Server and Update Rollup Build Numbers (782,056 views): https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/240.exchange-server-and-update-rollup-build-numbers.aspx

    Windows 7: Enabling Telnet Client (658,092 views): https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/910.windows-7-enabling-telnet-client.aspx

    How to Install Windows PowerShell 4.0 (564,807 views): https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/21016.how-to-install-windows-powershell-4-0.aspx

    Windows Server 2012: Set Up your first Domain Controller (489,235 views): https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/12370.windows-server-2012-set-up-your-first-domain-controller-step-by-step.aspx

    Windows Server Troubleshooting: “The RPC server is unavailable” (480,344 views): https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4494.windows-server-troubleshooting-the-rpc-server-is-unavailable.aspx

    PowerShell: Running Executables (436,242 views): https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7703.powershell-running-executables.aspx

  4. Regarding how users get to TechNet Wiki, do you think they’re clicking links? Like maybe someone sent them the link? Or they clicked a link on another article?

  5. Great statistics, thank you for sharing!

  6. pituach says:

    Thursday surprise… and what a Great surprise 🙂
    Amazing statistics information 🙂
    Thanks for the info Peter

  7. S.Sengupta says:

    This is simply Great…

  8. Mind-blowing ! that’s too much of facts ! Awesome work Peter !

  9. Peter Geelen says:

    As Ed suggested to reference to the full URLs, I’ve updated the article WITH URLs to the Top 20 articles.

  10. Peter Geelen says:

    Just amazing, how Wiki spammers reacted on this post ;). Just stupid enough to get into the spotlight, he. [evil laugh]

  11. Amazing statistics!!
    Thanks, Peter!

  12. Tarh ik says:

    More than posting a comment, I will share a fact: I was part of the team that led an ERP upgrade from Windows 2003 to Windows 2012 (db server upgrade from AIX to Exadata) for almost a year, and it was the following article that solved one of the biggest roadblocks I faced:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/13953.windows-server-2012-deactivating-uac.aspx

    FZB, I owe you one!!! ’nuff said 😉

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