Proposal:Publicize reference desk services and article readership statistics

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  1. Achieve continued growth in readership
  2. Focus on quality content
  3. Increase Participation
  4. Stabilize and improve the infrastructure
  5. Encourage Innovation


The information-seeking population needs to know about the free reference desk services offered by Foundation projects, and potential editors need to know how many people read articles.


Outreach should include ample discussion of how to use the Reference Desks and for article statistics.

A feature request related publicizing article readership statistics has been submitted to Bugzilla under ID 21921.


attracting satisfied customers and new subject matter editors

Key Questions

What sort of outreach has the Foundation already tried in this regard?

What is the best way to measure the effectiveness of different forms of outreach along these lines?

Potential Costs

Marketing outreach budget: whatever the Board thinks is appropriate (recommend budgeting by polling members and using median values scaled to balance with expected income.)


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