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Last month Apple.SE had 1k views/day on average but this week it has decreased to 500. Does anyone knows the reason?

  • It's back to ~1K... – Jaydles Sep 28 '10 at 1:46
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I suspect part of it is that it's currently the weekend - there is always a noticeable drop in views on Saturday and Sunday.

However the addition of all the gadgets questions has complicated matters:

views_per_day there is the sum of all views (as determined by unique IP visits within a reasonable interval) on all questions (including deleted, closed, migrated, etc.) over the number of days the site has existed (as determined by the creation date of the oldest question).

Now that we have much older questions on Apple.SE we have 50 or 60 days at present of very, very few views that previously did not exist at all.

Source: How is views/day calculated? on MSO as I believe they adjusted it over this past week.

  • Nice catch – migrating questions from Gadgets definitely accounts for a big part of the drop. Oh well, some more promoting needed :) – Jonik Sep 19 '10 at 13:54
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    Of note, the migration of the questions resulted in Apple.SE dropping from 1k to ~513. Whereas Android starts off at a paltry 79 views/day because of it. – Chealion Sep 19 '10 at 21:54
  • then what we can do to increase it again? must report to development team or something else? – Am1rr3zA Sep 20 '10 at 13:25
  • @Am1rr3zA Just get more visitors and eventually over time the "penalty" will lessen. – Chealion Sep 20 '10 at 14:14
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    The problem has been fixed! See the linked MSO question for details on how "views per day" is now calculated. – Jonik Sep 21 '10 at 7:31

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