Tools are available to measure the number of page views Wikipedia articles receive that use text from a range of external sources e.g a website, a section of a website, a specific URL or a publication:
A small number of articlesEdit
To measure the page views for a small number of Wikipedia pages where it is known text from a source has been used simply use the Pageviews tool and enter the names of the articles into the Pages field (you can click on the x next to the name of an article to remove it from the graph).
A larger number of articlesEdit
To measure page views of all articles using text from a source use the Massviews Analysis Tool:
- Open the Massviews Analysis Tool.
- Chose the Dates you would like to measure.
- Change the Source to Search.
- Set the site to en.wikipedia.org.
- Depending on whether you want results from one source or multiple sources:
- One source: In the search field add hastemplate:"Free-content attribution" insource:"NAMEOFSOURCE" (including the quote marks), replacing NAMEOFSOURCE with the source you are searching for. E.g if you would like to measure the page views of articles that reuse text from UNESCO enter hastemplate:"Free-content attribution" insource:"unesco.org" which will return this result.
- Multiple sources: In the search field add hastemplate:"Free-content_attribution"_insource:/SOURCE1|SOURCE2|SOURCE3/ (including the quote marks), replacing SOURCE1, SOURCE2 and SOURCE3 with the sources you would like to search for. You may search for as many sources as you want, simply continue to separate each query with a | symbol. The only limitations are that the SOURCE cannot include a / symbol (searching for web addresses can be done by finding a unique part of the URL and searching for that) and the queries are limited to 300 characters. For example if you would like to measure the page views of articles that reuse text from a series of UNESCO PDFs (using only name of the PDF rather than the whole URL) enter hastemplate:"Free-content_attribution" insource:/244756e.pdf|232555e.pdf/ which will return this result.
- Click Submit, to receive your results, you should receive a page that looks like this example showing text used on English languages Wikipedia from UNESCO.
- The data can be viewed as either a list or a chart and can be downloaded as either a csv or json file, you can also create a permalink (permanent link) to easily access the results again. If you want to set up a URL to a query that will always return results for the past 30 days, simply select last month in the date selection options.