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Forecasting Digg.com web traffic

08/17/2009 3 comments

How can time series be predicted, for example to ensure adequate capacity planning? In this example, we analyze traffic logs from popular bookmarking website Digg.com, and build a forecasting model. We also explain how the same technique can be applied to other types of data.

Analyzed data:

The following web traffic variables were made available by website Digg.com:

  • Date (day)
  • Number of front page articles
  • Total number of comments
  • Total number of diggs
  • Average number of comments per article
  • Average number of diggs per article
  • Standard deviation of comments per article
  • Standard deviation of diggs per article

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