Cool write up!

On the topic of "wiki" queries (adding "wiki" or "wikipedia" to a query to get more results from Wikipedia), I saw just under 3% of queries from Google (among those with recoverable query strings) had some wiki terms in them. That's queries, not users, so I'm guessing a lot of people do it (I do it!).

Daisy, the next to last slide, "Research Recoomendations", is chopped off on the right side, and the last line of each bullet seems to be in a smaller font.

Good stuff!

Trey Jones
Software Engineer, Discovery
Wikimedia Foundation

On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 1:27 PM, Deborah Tankersley <> wrote:

We recently wrapped up survey participant sessions that were centered around the portal: how did they get there, what did they do when they arrived, do they know that the footer (with sister project descriptive text) exists, new language by article count dropdown proposal and search satisfaction. 

We were able to chat with these participants because they took one of our surveys (in May and June 2016) that we ran on the portal page; which was run to attempt to determine why and how users arrived at 

Daisy Chen conducted the sessions, sifted and compiled the data and it's written up here. Daisy will also present the findings and conclusions during July's Research Showcase next week. This research is also instrumental to the new page layout discussion we have ongoing here

If there are any questions, please feel free to ping Daisy or myself on the research and/or the Wikipedia portal and search work.



Deb Tankersley
Product Manager, Discovery
IRC: debt
Wikimedia Foundation

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