On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 4:06 AM, Antoine Musso <hashar+...@free.fr> wrote:
> On 15/11/16 02:12, Steven Walling wrote:
> <snip>
>>  Given that payments on mobile are such a huge headache and
>> declining desktop traffic to Wikimedia properties, it might be an
>> interesting pilot to explore nonetheless.
> Hello,
> Going out of topic sorry. Regarding mobile and desktop traffic declining,
> according to https://reportcard.wmflabs.org/
> * Overall page views is about the same since 2013.
> * Mobile traffic quickly raised until reaching a plateau in 2015.

As indicated - in small print - on that page, it uses two incompatible
pageview definitions for the time before and after May 2015. Hence it
should not be relied upon for such a trend analysis.
See instead (for example)

> Surely one can say that traffic shifted to mobile, but for the last two
> years the desktop/mobile ratio seems fairly stable.
Not quite, the ratio still decreased during that time (or conversely,
the mobile percentage increased); although it is true that it did so
less rapidly than in previous years, and also intermittently moved
into the other direction. See the above link or for more detail
Tilman Bayer
Senior Analyst
Wikimedia Foundation
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