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This page is tracking information related to analyzing stats data from the www.mozilla.org site.
- Some questions that can be answered by the monthly report
- What pages are most popular?
- What pages and files are people requesting that are generating errors?
- How many people are still using the Mozilla Suite? What interesting data can we find by looking at the old Mozilla Suite start page?
- Are we breaking any links with the archiving process / are we overlooking pages that should be archived?
- Questions that can be answered, once user level tracking is implemented on Mozilla.org site
- What are the number and ratio of first time visitors to the home page? What links are they clicking on -- downloads? content on www.mozilla.org? links to other community sites? Putting a heat map together would be an interesting visualization.-
- How many people using Firefox releases are being pointed to a 404 page on mozilla.org (bug 491731 and bug 381734)? What platform are these people using? Can we narrow this down to specific Linux distros to help address the problem?
- What do the distributions of activity(page views, visits, repeat visitors, etc.) on the web pages look like?
- Broad Scope Questions
- Are there other tools beyond Urchin that will be helpful to use? For example, there's a bug open about using the W3C log validator.
- What introductory text works better for the new www.mozilla.org home page? For instance, is using 'We believe' more effective than using 'We are building'?
- What particular pages should be monitored on a regular basis? For example: favorite pages/ popular pages?? Also at what frequency? Do we need Daily, Weekly or Monthly reports?
- What actionable metrics need to be tracked by Urchin? For example: User level data for a lot of stats is not available.In other words, at what microlevel do we want data?
- What other data do we need to answer interesting questions? For instances, perhaps using data from www.mozilla.org with data from bugzilla.mozilla.org will give insights that aren't possible by looking at that data separately.
- What data can we post publicly that would enable us to share data with other parts of the community? We won't make any data public that contains personal information (such as IP address), so what would be acceptable? Things that are aggregated and anonymous like page views seem fine, but what about referrer reports?
Results of analysis to be posted here.
- Some common web data stats for the month of May-2009 for www.mozilla.org site
- WebStatsMay2009MozillaOrgSite.pdf Here is the excel link 
- Excel file tracking 404 Error changes over April and May (pages included have atleast 100 404 error hits 
- Top folders for june 
- Top files for June 
- Top 404 Error for June
- Top Browsers for June 
- Top Platforms for June 
- Top Browser-Platform combos
- Top Firefox versions
- Top IE versions
- Top Mozilla version
Some extra analysis by James-
A top folder analysis as well as top 20 error pages and their comparison with June numbers See 
- The top 10 pages with maximum 404 not found error were as follows
1. /products/firefox/plugins/google.src 2. /projects/firefox/3.6a1pre/whatsnew/ 3. /fix/your/broken/browser/favicon/requests/are/filling/up/my/error/log 4. /projects/firefox/220.127.116.11/firstrun/ 5. /projects/firefox/3.0.10/firstrun/ 6. /projects/firefox/3.0.10/whatsnew/ 7. /projects/firefox/3.5b5pre/whatsnew/ 8. /projects/deerpark/ 9. /projects/firefox/18.104.22.168/whatsnew/ 10. /thisrequestistransferredtoidm.stop
Top 10 pages that are being visited on www.mozilla.org site
Content Visits Pageviews Avg Time % Exit
1./ 298555 360250 173.67 76.37 2./start/ 149341 178895 372.86 83.01 3./projects/minefield/ 70696 86005 296.27 79.08 4./projects/granparadiso/ 41998 50149 296.99 80.91 5./projects/ 38129 44459 98.31 70.34 6./support/thunderbird/ 37815 45439 104.57 63.87 7./editor/midasdemo/securityprefs.html 28343 36026 200.32 78.1 8./projects/shiretoko/ 19115 23509 240.43 77.33 9./projects/browsers.html 10996 12242 111.74 82.63 10./support/thunderbird/faq 10016 11760 140.24 51.89
- The 404 error code for /project/firefox filter on mozilla.org
File:ReportonFirefox404ErrorsMay7to13of09.pdf Separated by Pre and Non Pre versions, here are two separate pdf file 1.Pre-versions File:Pre-version404errors.pdf 2.Non-Pre Versions File:NonPre-version404errors.pdf
- The mozilla browser users contribute to a total of 23.31% of all hits.An estimate of the 404 error hits..if we think proportionally could be approximated to 64129 odd hits by mozilla users.
- A simple drill down of the www.mozilla.org/start folder
404 Error Tracking
- It might be helpful to keep track of what new 404 errors keep cropping up, especially if compared with the last months data. This may assist mozilla.org web developers to understand if site/page changes are leading to broken links.
For example the current comparison between the May and June (Days 1-15) shows the following folder is generating new 404 errors.
For a more detailed explanation see 
Some questions we want to answer can't be answered by just looking at data from www.mozilla.org. Other data is available that can also help us.