According to site traffic stats, April 2020 seems to mark the start of a decline of this site:

7 week average visit on site

The traffic was roughly steadily climbing (out of each year Christmas and new year), the first dent around October 2019 is well known and it was when I stepped down as moderator.

But Early 2020 seemed to catch-up and restart the previous trend, up to April 2020 where things fall down terribly. I thought about the pandemic as a reason but it seems in contradiction with SO Blog post showing a surge in traffic networkwide.

Early 2021 show the usual uptick as every year, so I left it just for the sake of completeness.

What happened on this site ? And is it only this site or a more general trend ?

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    I think it would be useful to compare traffic stats with mods of other communities. An overall number for SE isn't too helpful here.
    – Adam
    Commented Feb 18, 2021 at 19:41
  • It's been a time when CM were monitoring every site's Meta post with "meta tags" (red ones like featured, support*, etc.), I was kinda hopping someone has insight about this site and that a CM can shed some lights about the overall status of sites.
    – Tensibai
    Commented Feb 18, 2021 at 19:56
  • I agree with @Adam. I think the most useful insight would be to compare other (preferably beta) communities to see what their traffic is like. Is it possible to see specific question tag traffic? It would be interesting to see what our most popular tags are, and if there is any correlation to a loss in traffic for a specific tag to the overall site traffic.
    – Preston Martin Mod
    Commented Mar 11, 2021 at 17:51
  • Well, I think a query in SEDE can give that. For the stats, sadly I can only compare with SO, I don't have 10k elsewhere, maybe a mod could ask in TL?
    – Tensibai
    Commented Mar 11, 2021 at 23:50
  • Interesting! I wish I could put a bounty on this. Commented Apr 13, 2021 at 1:55


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