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Can we get the Wiki Statistics, like page views RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Hi,

    Is there any way to check the Statistics of Wiki, including how many times it is viewed, and whether this is helpful?

    Thanks,


    This post is "AS IS" and confers no rights. Ning Kuang[MSFT] Windows HSBS Program Manager

    Monday, January 16, 2012 1:37 PM

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  • Nothing at this time that we have exposed publicly. If you are a Microsoft employee, please follow up with me directly and I'll assist where I can.
    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 10:50 PM
  • Following up on this, anyone else thinking this is useful?

    We track data on multiple channels. Forum thread views and growth can help us analyze the community trend. When we have correspondent content solutions in wiki, it will be great if we can collect similar data. By comparing the trend between the forum and wikis,  we can evaluate whether the solution is discoverahvble and effective.                                                                        


    Thanks.


    This post is "AS IS" and confers no rights. Ning Kuang[MSFT] Windows HSBS Program Manager

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 2:01 PM
  • So Sean's answer is the official answer.

    If you intend this to be a discussion around the need for building that feature (to show page views), then this should probably be turned into a Discussion type or you should start a new Discussion thread type.

    Peter Geelen wrote an article that acts as a temporary solution about how to add code to track your article page views:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/5885.track-your-wiki-article-page-views.aspx

    What would be good in a Discussion (to make the best case for the feature), would be to get into the details about the different scenarios where the "Views" feature would be valuable.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 11:48 PM
    Owner
  • So what are the different scenarios where "Views" would come in handy?

    - Microsoft Technical Writers (assess the impact of their contributions)

    - MVP awardees (to report out on what they've been doing more completely)

     

    What else?

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Saturday, April 7, 2012 12:28 AM
    Owner
  • 1. Evaluate the Discoverability of the solution

    • An issue is on top CSS Or Community list.
    • The community PM gets the estimated "# of impacted customers" or total views of the community thread, and requested a Wiki as the quick solution.
    • The community PM track the Wiki Views, to understand whether the impacted user actually find it.
    • Based on the result, the community PM decide whether additional optimization (Blogging, KB, Sticky notes, DL/MVP awareness, Keyword) is needed.
    • For Wiki, the discoverability is the top issue compared to online help/KB, the view # provide important data on evaluating how a wiki is dong on this.

    2. The view trend helps to evaluate the impact of the issue, and whether additional action is needed from the product team

    • A wiki is provide as a workaround for a product issue
    • The volume of the wiki continue to go up, meaning a lot user is impacted and have to utilize the manual workaround
    • Community PM can use this data to request further code fix (hotfix, service pack fix etc.)
    • After the code fix is published, the wiki view should drop down, and provide confirmation that the issue is actually resolved.

    3. The view trend helps to understand the impact of the issue, and whether additional action is needed from the community

    •  A wiki is provide in response to a top community ask (FAQ, How to, etc)
    • The volume of the wiki continue to go up, meaning a lot user is impacted and have to utilize the trouble shooting skills or understand the background
    • MVP and community can use this data to prioritize their contribution, between provide new wiki and enhance existing wiki. (Additional community forum question might needed to clarify why the volume keeps up)
    • The Wiki is modified to improve the effectiveness and simplicity.
    • We want to provide guidance to community on where they should spend their time. Wiki view is one data point of the top utilized solutions.

    This post is "AS IS" and confers no rights. Ning Kuang[MSFT] Windows HSBS Program Manager

    Saturday, April 7, 2012 5:47 AM
  • I started a suggestion on this here:

    http://communityninjas.uservoice.com/forums/155543-suggestion-box-site-feedback/suggestions/2799985-add-views-to-technet-wiki-pages

    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:59 PM
    Owner
  • To be super clear, the views data *is* displayed, it it just not usable per article as you request. See http://aka.ms/wikirep for the details of translating what is displayed in achievements in your profile. This data is collected per article, but only displayed per achievement at this time.  

    Vote up the request to fix this, and tweak the request, here: http://communityninjas.uservoice.com/forums/149974-technet-wiki/suggestions/2803099-make-profile-achievements-transparent-and-self-dec


    tony soper

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:53 PM
  • Absolutely. I regularly write and contribute to Wiki pages, but without a way to track the success of those there's no telling which ones should be updated and which ones forgotten. The Wiki statistics are really lacking in the My Profile section.

    Kind regards,
    Margriet Bruggeman

    Lois & Clark IT Services
    web site: http://www.loisandclark.eu
    blog: http://www.sharepointdragons.com

    Monday, May 7, 2012 10:02 AM
  • The Author only messasge is hard to track, and not visible to other wiki contirbutors, inlcuding MVPs, we should display the views with the articles instead of with the authors.

    Thanks.


    This post is "AS IS" and confers no rights. Ning Kuang[MSFT] Windows HSBS Program Manager

    Monday, May 7, 2012 10:27 AM
  • Thanks for the feedback. MSFT has a new site for collecting feedback, and this request is being tracked there. The site requires a new log-in, but allows "voting" and that allows us to make a stronger case to the platform team to get this request implemented.

    See http://communityninjas.uservoice.com/forums/155543-general-site-feedback/suggestions/2799985-add-views-to-technet-wiki-pages


    tony soper

    Monday, May 7, 2012 4:03 PM
  • Thanks for the feedback. MSFT has a new site for collecting feedback, and this request is being tracked there. The site requires a new log-in, but allows "voting" and that allows us to make a stronger case to the platform team to get this request implemented.

    See http://communityninjas.uservoice.com/forums/155543-general-site-feedback/suggestions/2799985-add-views-to-technet-wiki-pages


    tony soper

    Monday, May 7, 2012 4:03 PM