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Determine impact of $wgMFNoindexPages search traffic to arwiki, zhwiki, hiwiki, itwiki, nlwiki, kowiki
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This task is about measuring the impact (if any) on search engine-referred traffic on the following wikis:

NOTE: Report due mid to late November 2019.

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Restricted Application added subscribers: alanajjar, Cosine02, revi, Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptOct 7 2019, 10:18 AM
ovasileva updated the task description. (Show Details)Oct 22 2019, 11:19 AM
MNeisler updated the task description. (Show Details)Oct 23 2019, 4:47 PM
kzimmerman removed MNeisler as the assignee of this task.Dec 10 2019, 10:22 PM

This will not be completed before Megan's leave and is not one of Web's core metrics/goals. We need to reevaluate as a team.

LGoto moved this task from Triage to Backlog on the Product-Analytics board.Dec 16 2019, 7:28 PM

@ovasileva Can you let me know what decisions are resting on this and any risks if we don't tackle this question? We don't have extra bandwidth so would have to drop something else to do this. Happy to discuss further in a 1:1.

Experiment continues to run while awaiting the analysis.

From discussion with Olga: not urgent, but it is important because we need to make a decision about whether to roll this out across all sites.

Benefit of analysis: if we see increases in traffic, we should roll it out because otherwise we're losing out on traffic that we could have.

Risk of negative impact: small-medium, but haven't observed dips and don't expect this change to make things worse. added a subscriber:, Jan 21, 10:40 PM

Discussed with Olga in 1:1 today :


  • Will review this task and previous task and analysis to let Olga know of any questions.
  • Evaluate if this is something that I (Maya) can handle or will need data analyst support.
  • Inform PA team in upcoming meeting of priority/urgency.