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Zeke_Sherman comments on Is EA Growing? Some EA Growth Metrics for 2017 - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Zeke_Sherman 06 September 2017 02:36:39PM *  1 point [-]

The effective altruism subreddit is growing in traffic: https://i.imgur.com/3BSLlgC.png (August figures are 2.5k and 9.5k)

The EA Wikipedia page is not changing much in pageviews: https://tools.wmflabs.org/pageviews/?project=en.wikipedia.org&platform=all-access&agent=user&start=2015-07&end=2017-08&pages=Effective_altruism

Comment author: vipulnaik 06 September 2017 06:50:01PM 0 points [-]

The subreddit stats used to be public (or rather, moderators could choose to make them public) but that option was removed by Reddit a few months ago.

https://www.reddit.com/r/ModSupport/comments/6atvgi/upcoming_changes_view_counts_users_here_now_and/

I discussed Reddit stats a little bit in this article: https://www.wikihow.com/Understand-Your-Website-Traffic-Variation-with-Time

Comment author: Peter_Hurford  (EA Profile) 06 September 2017 03:04:35PM 0 points [-]

Thanks. Good idea to include the subreddit. How do you get those stats? We can add traffic from the r/smartgiving subreddit too (r/effectivealtruism precursor) to go back prior to 2016.

I have EA Wikipedia pageview data in my post already. :)

Comment author: Zeke_Sherman 06 September 2017 04:31:17PM *  1 point [-]

You can find the stats by going to the right of the page in moderation tools and clicking "traffic stats". They only go back a year though. Redditmetrics.com should show you subscriber counts from before that, but not activity.

Comment author: Peter_Hurford  (EA Profile) 06 September 2017 05:38:30PM 1 point [-]

Thanks, I added the Reddit stats to the article!