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Goals[edit]

2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018
Q1: July – September 2015 Q1: July – September 2016 Q1: July – September 2017
Q2: October – December 2015 Q2: October – December 2016 Q2: October - December 2017
Q3: January – March 2016 Q3: January – March 2017 Q3: January – March 2018
Q4: April – June 2016 Q4: April – June 2017

Annual Roadmap[edit]

Across Audiences[edit]

Programs[edit]

Audiences teams[edit]

An Audience team covers a set of features developed according to specific user flows and needs.

Contributors[edit]

We build collaborative, inclusive tools for creating and editing free knowledge.

Contributors primary metrics
Metric Two-year trend Monthly
(January 2018)
M/M ± Y/Y ±
Monthly active editors
84 400 6.1% –1.2%
—of which new (first-month)
16 700 15.9% –9.4%
—of which second-month
3 350 –19.2% –10.2%
—of which existing
64 400 5.5% 1.7%
Monthly non-bot edits
20.4 M 2.2% –18.0%
Monthly mobile edits
1 152 000 12.8% 27.9%
—as % of non-bot edits 5.7%
New editor retention rate
5.4% –27.2% 5.7%
Updated 2017-02-08.

For further documentation, see Contributors/Metrics.

Metrics analysis[edit]

Active editors did well this month, largely due to January’s normal seasonal increase. Existing active editors hit their highest level since January 2013. New active editors recovered from last month’s dramatic drop, but this does not alter their long-term decline.

Recent Highlights[edit]

  • Neil Patel Quinn is supporting the New Editor Experiences project for Contributors; he is currently helping lead the focus selection and idea generation stage.
  • The filters on Recent Changes beta feature now lets you save sets of filters, with further improvements coming soon.
  • The Linter tool, which helps editors find and highlight wikitext errors, is now available on all wikis except the largest (like MediaWiki.org – see the linting index page). We will release it to the remaining wikis soon, once performance concerns are addressed.
  • Improvements to Content Translation to replace its editor with the same platform as the visual editor continue.
  • In the visual editor, you can now see visual diffs as you edit. We will improve and expand it in the weeks ahead.
  • Our work on deploying Compact Language Links out of beta (T66793) is nearing completion. It is available to everyone on all wikis except two Wikipedias, English and German. (T136677)
  • Our work to release the visual editor to all Wikipedias is now almost complete. There are now outstanding only the eight multi-script Wikipedias (including Chinese) which are technologically blocked, on which we're working with Parsing. There are also three other Wikipedias in incomplete deployment states (English, Spanish and Dutch), for which work is paused pending the new wikitext editor release, and won't resume until some point, probably in mid-to-late-2017.


Readers[edit]

We build exceptional learning and reading experiences for the sum of all knowledge.

Total pageviews in year-over-year comparison, 2013-2017 (also available separately for desktop and mobile)
Pageviews since 2013.
Metrics Monthly
(January 2018)
year-over-year change
Pageviews[r 1][r 2] 16.2 B -4.1%
… Desktop[r 1][r 2] 7.4 B -12.7%
… Mobile Web[r 1][r 2] 8.4 B +3.3%
… Global North[r 1] 12.6 B -5.5%
Unique Devices (all Wikipedias) 1.55B N/A
Android Uniques 5.22 m N/A
iOS Uniques N/A N/A
Android Installs 15.9 k/d -11.3%
iOS Downloads[r 3] 4.4 k/d -20.3%
Updated February 13, 2018. For some analysis of longer-term trends, see also the quarterly core Readers metrics overview for Q2 and other Readership metrics reports.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 From projectview_hourly/pageview_hourly, normalized to 30 days/month
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Corrected for spurious IE7 views from some countries
  3. Via App Annie(first-time downloads from the app store; does not includes updates or installs on an additional device using the same account).May contain some artifacts(numbers being too high on some isolated days).

Metrics analysis[edit]

As usual at this time of the year, traffic increased this month after the holidays. The year-over-year decrease in total pageviews of 4.1% is smaller than in the last two months (6.3% and 6.1%), but still notable. Apparent causes include the rollout of the page previews feature and a decline in Google referrals; see the recent quarterly Readers metrics presentation for more detail.

Community Tech[edit]

Technical work supporting the core community of the Wikimedia projects


Wikidata[edit]

Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. This project is maintained by the Software Development & Engineering department at Wikimedia Deutschland.

Goals[edit]

WMDE Fiscal Year 2016

WMDE Fiscal Year 2017