For the Q3 quarterly check-in slides (due this week), we'd like to pull some stats to show how things are going with the New Filters release. I can think of two kinds of stats that would be helpful:
With the general release of the New Filters to RC page and even before, with the beta, it would be interesting to know, at a gross level, whether people are using RC page more.
- The most desirable metric here I suppose would be # of searches, as defined by someone closing the main panel or choosing a Saved Filter.
- Sessions, if we had that info, would be equally or more interesting. (Page views or time spent on page are more ambiguous, for reasons we've discussed elsewhere.)
- The notion would be to compare RC page usage from as far back as we can go to now, and see what has changed.
Tool Usage Profile
If you pull the tool usage info for RC page, I can rummage around in there for some interesting stats. I'm not sure what we'd be looking for; last time we reported that the new tools were very popular.
- This time, maybe I'll look through the Saved Filters to see what types of combinations patrollers are finding useful?
- Or perhaps the easiest and most telling figure would be if we could show that the New Filters had caused filter usage overall to increase. Our user interviews leads me to suspect this is true—particularly for users of the Watchlist beta.
Let's find out what % of users have used the "Hide improved version of Recent Changes" preference.
- As before, we'd want to compare the # of opt outs to the # of unique IPs who used the RC page during the period measured, to get a % of users.
James says we should have a few wikis. So, English and maybe Korean, because we've identified it as a good medium-size wiki, and possibly French and Spanish? Does that make sense?