You can view the “hottest” questions. Hotness is calculated from the number of views, votes and answers, with recent views/votes/answers weighing a lot more than old ones.
You can easily see the highest-scored questions, and also fairly easily see the highest-scored answers (
is:answer). You can't sort by views, but you can search for questions with at least X views (
If you'd like to analyze the data further, you can get it in parsable form through the API. With barely 1000 questions, you can just retrieve them all from
/questions?sort=creation&order=asc&pagesize=100&page=N for N=1..9 at present). The data includes the view and vote count.
The moderator tools includes various statistics, including total page views across the site, main referrers and common search keywords. The specifics are confidential, but here are a few trends:
- The total page views have more than doubled in May compared to April. (They were lower in April than in Feb-Mar; we've come back a little above the February level.)
- The increase is even larger for the number of new visits (which remained about the same level between late Jan and mid-Apr, then started to rise).
- Search engines now account for more than 40% of the traffic.
- It's hard to tell with the search keywords, because the reporting is buggy. But Doctor Who comes up a lot, with Star Trek and Game of Thrones far behind.