At the overview page of the Stack Exchange network, one can see a list of all sites of the network with some statistics for each site (number of questions, answers etc.). Most of these statistics can be calculated via the API, except the visits per day. At least I could not found a site parameter to get the visits per day.

Did I overlook anything? Is there a way to get the number of visits per day for each site via the API?

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Alas, this information is not in the API(Docs), nor is there an easy way to compute it from data that is available.

Nor can you get visit info from SEDE or the Data Dump.

Your only recourse is to scrape the sites page or to use third party providers like Quantcast or Google for traffic info.

Also note that the visits/day info on the sites page is a lie, designed to inflate traffic numbers 90% of the time.

  • Well, it's an estimate based on a median. If that's a lie then there's a large pack of liars over at stats.stackexchange.com hehe
    – Hack-R
    Commented Jun 14, 2018 at 23:06

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