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there should be a comparison of clicks count on interlanguage links on different platforms
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On different incarnations of Wikipedia the interlanguage links look and behave quite differently. Assuming that the main purpose of interlanguage links is to help people find content in their language, it is useful to see what designs behave the best and get more people to click or tap on them.

The platforms to check are:

  • MobileFrontend
  • iOS app
  • Android app
  • desktop
    • On desktop it may be useful to note whether the Compact links beta feature was in use, and if it was, whether the clicked link was in the initial list or in the ULS panel.

For some non-numeric discussion of the issues see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Interlanguage_links/Implementation_comparison .

(This is probably mostly work for Analytics, but I'm also tagging Mobile and Language teams, because it's closely related.)

See R&D card here: https://trello.com/c/yMOgaSjz/235

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Amire80 created this task.Dec 12 2014, 12:05 AM
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Deskana triaged this task as Normal priority.Jan 9 2015, 9:00 PM
DarTar added a comment.Mar 4 2015, 7:15 PM

If this doesn't require new instrumentation I think we can help. I created a card cross-linking to this ticket in Trello and I'll discuss it with the team at the next backlog grooming.

Looks like it doesn't require something special. Do note that it needs to take into account the apps, and it would be nice to know whether the clicking user has the Compact language links beta feature enabled.

Amire80 renamed this task from there should be a comparison of clicks count on interlanguage on different platforms to there should be a comparison of clicks count on interlanguage links on different platforms.Mar 12 2015, 9:23 AM
Halfak updated the task description. (Show Details)Mar 12 2015, 10:44 PM

@Amire80, we reviewed this card. I was assuming we could easily answer this with data we had already processed but it's not the case. We have little bandwidth to work on this: I'm archiving the Trello card assuming it's not a critical blocker, but I'll leave this as an open task on Phab.

Fyi web counts clicks to language button. If advise doing what the discovery team did and design a schema for all platforms. Am happy to help you get that schema up and running on web once done.

Amire80 moved this task from Backlog to Other on the ULS-CompactLinks board.Mar 26 2016, 4:04 PM
Amire80 claimed this task.Apr 11 2016, 4:17 PM
JMinor added a subscriber: JMinor.May 18 2016, 5:59 PM

One caveat in comparing across apps and web: their is one Wikipedia app, which users use to access all languages, however on web the sites are actually accessed directly. This may seem like a silly distinction, but it matters in the users mind if they see Wikipedia as one place with many languages, or many places each with its own language.

Still a very worthwhile idea, and I look forward to seeing the results.

Prtksxna removed a subscriber: Prtksxna.May 20 2016, 6:54 AM
Amire80 moved this task from Untriaged to Analysis on the I18n board.Mar 24 2018, 7:04 PM
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@Amire80 is this done after we publish the dashboard we're working on?

fdans moved this task from Incoming to Radar on the Analytics board.Mar 29 2018, 5:05 PM
Nuria added a subscriber: Nuria.EditedMar 29 2018, 5:16 PM

@Nuria can work on this on BCN hackathon maybe? There is a new dataset about interlanguage links. Linking it here so everybody knows about it: https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Analytics/Data_Lake/Traffic/Interlanguage

Arrbee assigned this task to Amire80.Apr 25 2018, 3:43 PM

@Amire80 is this done after we publish the dashboard we're working on?

Our current dashboard is desktop-only, so it doesn't cover all platforms, and covering all platforms is still desirable.

But it's quite likely that making some small modifications to this dashboard will resolve this task.