Major Bioinformatics Website Usage Statistics
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Does anyone know of links to the web usage statistics over time of the following major bioinformatics portals?

  • The UCSC Genome Browser
  • Ensembl
  • Galaxy
  • NCBI
  • any others that I've left off this list

Many thanks, Casey

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Treylathe ▴ 950

UCSC Genome Browser: http://genome.ucsc.edu/admin/stats/

I'd like to know the others also. NCBI has database stats, but the only usage stats I see are for PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Sitemap/Summary/statistics.html#GenomeStats

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Thanks Trey, these are both great...(pubmed data for those interested is here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/About/tools/restable_stat_pubmeddata.html)

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The link to the summary page (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Sitemap/Summary/statistics.html#GenomeStats) is unfortunately broken. Does anyone know the current address or did they get rid of it?

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Andrew Su 4.9k

I asked Paul Flicek of Ensembl this same question a while back, and the number that sticks in my head is 5 million pageviews / month. Sorry, can't point to any definitive reference. For reasons I don't understand, people seem to keep this info under wraps...

EDIT: While we aren't in your list of "major portals" ;), I'll offer a couple other data points in case they're useful. BioGPS gets ~150,000 pageviews per month, and the Gene Wiki gets about five million pageviews per month.

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Thanks Andrew, I'm happy to see info about other sites, but didn't know where to draw the line....thanks for BioGPS and Gene Wiki data

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Dave Clements ▴ 610

Hi Casey,

Thanks to your question, a chart showing the number of jobs per month that have been run on Galaxy's main public server has been added to the Galaxy Statistics page!

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Many thanks Dave, very helpful. Once again, the Galaxy team shows how responsive they are to the (biostar) community!

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Rainer ▴ 10

You can check general web statistics at alexa.com.

Unfortunately, there are no specific statistics for subdomains available, only the main domain.

But you can compare the popularity of the pages in different countries, with usage statistics over time, as well as popular search queries and related pages.

Here is NCBI for example.

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