[RePEc-announce] RePEc in November 2003

Christian Zimmermann christian.zimmermann at uconn.edu
Thu Dec 4 16:29:36 EST 2003

Abstract views are weeded from any robot and spider activity. Also we 
limit the count to one IP address per item, thus curtailing "reload" 
counts. So the numbers are not inflated from this.

My analysis of logs files on IDEAS tells me that it is not just 
research economists that use our web sites, but also practicing economists 
in the industry and government, students and simply the general public. 
And people do extensive bibliographic searches using RePEc, spending quite 
a bit of time on our sites, and returning often. And let us not forget 
that there are many more Economists in the world then what the AEA can 

On Thu, 4 Dec 2003, Bill Goffe wrote:

> Christian said:
> > Yet another stellar month for RePEc. Traffic went up once again to new 
> > records: 380,488 file downloads and 2,222,213 abstract views. Details are 
> > at http://logec.hhs.se/.
> Excellent numbers and good to see the growth, but this many abstract
> views seems like a lot. If there are 40,000 active econoists (~25,000
> AEA members, but certainly doesn't cover all economists) this comes to
> 55 views per economist, which still seems high for a month. I see
> something like 3.5M page views in RFE per year, which seems high too.
> Any idea what % is "real" and what is spurious?
>          - Bill

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