Inside of the console you can view analytics for any piece of content. This article aims to provide more information on how the Analytics Dashboard works and what certain things mean.
Filters: Nodes and Unique Views
We provide a few options to narrow the scope of what is being viewed. These options are in the upper left hand side of the analytics dashboard.
The nodes drop down lets you select which node you would like to see data for. We recommend you set meaningful node names to make this easier to keep track of. For any particular node you are seeing every view of that node (self-loops only count as one).
The "All Nodes" option is the sum of all node views.
The "Unique Views" checkbox filters the data so that only one view is counted per playback. A single playback occurs after a user begins to play content and is only counted once regardless of how many nodes a user watches or how many times they go back and forth between nodes. As a result, viewing "All Nodes" with "Unique Views" checked will show you the number of unique playbacks there were on a narrative.
The dashboard shows you time in a local context using the timezone setting exposed by your browser. This likely corresponds to your computer's timezone setting.
Data is provided on a live basis and will continue to shift in relation to the current time. The right hand side of any graph is not necessarily final unless you use a custom date range the ends before the current moment.
We provide a few default time ranges and increments to make it easy to view data. All preset data is between the moment you select the preset and the start of its default range.
|1D||The last 24 hours||1 hour|
|1W||The last 7 days||6 hours|
|1M||The last month||1 day|
|6W||The last 6 weeks||1 day|
|1Y||The last year||1 week|
If you want to see the exact times used in these preset ranges, select a preset and then select Custom.
This allows you to select your own start and end date and times down to the minute as well as the increments you would like to see. The increments under the "As" option are limited based on the length of the range to ensure that the graph will make sense and the query will return in a reasonable amount of time.
Devices and Countries
Devices shows the breakdown of devices used in relation to the current query. Currently it shows by device model.
Countries shows the country from which the view data came.
If you want to see the device and country information for a particular time period, just hover over the related dot and it will show view count, devices, and countries.
Feedback & Advanced Use Cases
We're really big fans of feedback! We also continue to improve and expand our data collection and processing capabilities. If you think there are better ways to get you data, we're all ears.
We may also be able to provide you with API documentation on how you could pull this data for yourself and visualize it in your own tools.
We also support webhooks for most of our analytics, so you can get data live to your own servers.
For any of these features or exploring use cases that aren't covered here, please reach out! We've probably considered it or done it for someone and would love to get you set up.
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