Hi everyone,

I am trying to better understand the pageview data. I have a quick question. I apologize if the question has been asked or it is so naive.

If the web browser prefetches a Wikipedia page, does it count as one pageview in the pageview data? By "prefetching", I meant X's Wikipedia page shows up in the search results and the browser prefetches/preloads the search results but I do not click on X's Wikipedia page. If so, the pageview data seem to over-count the number of visits to X's Wikipedia page.

Thanks in advance for any insight. 

Chenqi Zhu
New York University
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