Open Source Metrics: How to track github wiki pages, github discussion pages, and github docs pages

Albert Wong
1 min readJun 29, 2023

As a person in developer relations, one of the things we’re tasked with is measuring our impact.

At StarRocks, we publish a lot of content. Some of the content is on github wiki pages and we also publish a lot of technical tutorials and articles on github discussion threads (see https://github.com/StarRocks/starrocks/discussions/categories/how-tos-tutorials-and-architecture-articles).

To measure the impact of the tutorial/article, we put in a scarf.sh pixel in each of the entries (see screenshot below at the bottom of the edit). Scraf.sh (https://about.scarf.sh) is a tool to help with measuring open source business metrics.

Which then gets put on the analytics page on app.scarf.com

So far, we like the pixel tracking service for github pages, and I encourage other github projects to take a look at scarf.sh for their own github page pixel tracking needs.

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Albert Wong

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