Opened on 04/14/2014 at 03:42:24 PM

Last modified on 09/06/2016 at 01:25:27 PM

#324 reopened change

[crawler] Collect stats about impact on websites

Reported by: greiner Assignee:
Priority: P5 Milestone:
Module: Infrastructure Keywords: abpcrawler
Cc: jobp, TimSchu, ben, sergz Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Unknown / Cross platform
Ready: no Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
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The crawler's purpose is to check which filters are being actively used and which ones are obsolete by loading a bunch of different webpages.

What to change

In addition to the regular data collection we could collect more stats that might help us learn more about the impact of Adblock Plus on websites (e.g. by recording load times with and without Adblock Plus enabled).

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comment:1 Changed on 05/09/2014 at 03:55:34 PM by philll

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

This issue is described in a very general manner, with makes it rather a rough draft of an idea than an implementable issue. Feel free to make it more specific and discuss, whether this is actually wanted before reopening.

At least specify the following before reopening:

  • What is the logical background leading you to wanting this change?
  • What means "regular data collection"?
  • Which "more stats" do you want to collect?

comment:2 Changed on 05/22/2014 at 11:24:37 AM by greiner

  • Cc jobp TimSchu ben added

What is the logical background leading you to wanting this change?

Being aware of effects of Adblock Plus to websites allows us to use this information in regard to PR, finding performance bottlenecks and allowing for more statistics inside the extension to present to users.

What means "regular data collection"?

The crawler's primary purpose is to check which filters are being used on websites and which ones are no longer needed.

Which "more stats" do you want to collect?

  • page load time
  • used bandwidth
  • amount of requests
  • amount of ad units (if possible)
  • available screen real estate (if possible)
  • position of ads in relation to content (if possible)

I put some relevant people in CC in case they can think of more interesting data.

comment:3 Changed on 05/22/2014 at 02:20:51 PM by philll

Once you finished this concept and made sure, we want to actually have it, please update the actual description and set the issue ready. If we don't want to have it, please invalidate the issue.

comment:4 Changed on 05/22/2014 at 04:47:33 PM by greiner

  • Resolution invalid deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

comment:5 Changed on 05/06/2016 at 09:26:49 AM by fhd

  • Keywords abpcrawler added; crawler removed
  • Platform set to Unknown / Cross platform
  • Tester set to Unknown

comment:6 Changed on 09/06/2016 at 01:25:27 PM by sergz

  • Cc sergz added

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