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Chartbeat Connector

Version 8

 

Intro

Chartbeat is a web analytics company that provides actionable insights to news websites and blogs. Use Domo's Chartbeat connector to retrieve data about visitors, referrers, historical engagement, top pages, and more. To learn more about the Chartbeat API, visit their page (https://chartbeat.com/docs/api/).

You connect to your Chartbeat account in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Chartbeat connector user interface. General information for adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information is discussed in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Prerequisites

To connect to your Chartbeat account and create a DataSet, you must have the following:

  • Your Chartbeat host URL

  • Your Chartbeat API key

You can obtain an API key by signing up for an account. For more information, see https://chartbeat.com/signup/.  

Connecting to Your Chartbeat Account

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the Chartbeat Connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Credentials Pane

This pane contains fields for entering credentials to connect to your Chartbeat account. The following table describes what is needed for each field:  

Field

Description

Host

Enter your Chartbeat host URL.

API Key

Enter your Chartbeat API key.

Once you have entered valid Chartbeat credentials, you can use the same account any time you go to create a new Chartbeat DataSet. You can manage connector accounts in the Accounts tab in the Data Center. For more information about this tab, see Managing User Accounts for Connectors.

Details Pane

This pane contains a primary Reports menu, along with various other menus which may or may not appear depending on the report type you select.

Menu

Description

Report

Select the Chartbeat report you want to run. The following reports are available:

Geographical Information

Returns geographical information about the most recent visitors. This call returns sampled data.

Historical Engagement Series

Returns snapshots of engaged seconds over a period of time based on set frequency or limit intervals.

Historical Engagement Statistics

Returns summary statistics of engaged seconds over a period of time.

Historical Social Series

Returns a series of social activity over a period of time.

Historical Social Statistics

Returns a summary of social activity over a period of time.

Historical Traffic Series

Returns traffic sources and concurrent data summarized over the given time span.

Historical Traffic Statistics

Returns the maximum or minimum concurrents in a given time span.

Quick Statistics

Returns an summary overview about the people on your domain.

Recent Visitors

Returns information about the most recent visitors for a specific domain.

Recurring report through Charbeat Report Builder

Retrieves a recurring report to retrieve historical data.

Referrers

Returns the list of top referrers for a specific domain

Summary

Returns either numeric or categorical summaries of event fields given a host and optional path.

Numeric summaries include min, max, sum, nonzero observations, observations and sum of squares.

Categorical summaries include field keys with associated counts. This call returns data from Chartbeat at 15-minute intervals.

Top Pages

Returns a list of pages, ordered by which ones have most visitors right now. This call returns data from Chartbeat at 15-minute intervals.

Report Type

Select whether you want your Chartbeat Report Builder report to pull data on videos or pages.

Metrics

Select the metrics for your Chartbeat Report Builder report.

Dimensions

Select the dimensions for your Chartbeat Report Builder report.

Filters (Optional)

Select the filters you want to be applied to your Chartbeat Report Builder report.

Author Filter

Enter the name of the author for which you want to retrieve data for your Chartbeat Report Builder report.

Browser Filter

Select/enter the browser for which you want to retrieve data for your Chartbeat Report Builder report.

Content Type Filter

Enter the content type as tagged on your Chartbeat site.

Demographics Filter

Enter the demographics you want to filter by in your Chartbeat Report Builder report.

Demographic Type Filter

Enter the demographic type you want to filter by in your Chartbeat Report Builder report.

Device

Select the device type for your Chartbeat Report Builder report.

Distribution Channel Filter

Select the distribution channel for your Chartbeat Report Builder report.

Internal Path

Enter the internal navigation for your Chartbeat Report Builder report.

Page Path Filter

Enter the reported path of the page (unique to your domain).

Referrer Filter

Enter the referring domain for your Chartbeat Report Builder report.

Referrer Type

Select the referrer type for your Chartbeat Report Builder report.

Section Filter

Enter the section for a visited site (unique to your domain).

Site Experience FIlter

Select the desired site experience for your Chartbeat Report Builder report.

Sponsor Filter

Enter the sponsor ID or name for your Chartbeat Report Builder report, as tagged on the piece of sponsored content.

Subdomain

Enter the specific subdomain (unique to your domain).

Video Path Filter

Enter the URL/path of the video for which you want to retrieve data for your Chartbeat Report Builder report.

Video Title

Enter the title of the video for which you want to retrieve data for your Chartbeat Report Builder report.

Duration 

Select whether you want to pull data for a specific date or a date range. 

Report Date 

Select whether the report data is for a specific date or for a relative number of days back from today. 

Select Specific Date 

Select the date for the report. 

Days Back

Enter the number of past days that should appear in the report.  

Start Date

Specify whether the first date in your date range is a specific or relative date. You select the last date in your range in End Date

End Date

Specify whether the second date in your date range is a specific or relative date. You select the first date in your range in Start Date.  

Select Specific Start Date

Select the first date in your date range. 

Select Specific End Date

Select the second date in your date range. 

Days Back to Start From

Enter the number of the farthest day back that should be represented in the report. Combine with Days Back to End At to create a range of represented days.

For example, if you entered 10 for Days Back to Start From and 5 for Days Back to End At, the report would contain data for 10 days ago up until 5 days ago.

Days Back to End At

Enter the number of the most recent day back that should be represented in the report. Combine with Days Back to Start From to create a range of represented days.

For example, if you entered 10 for Days Back to Start From and 5 for Days Back to End At, the report would contain data for 10 days ago up until 5 days ago.

Frequency (Optional)

Enter the frequency of data you want returned in your report. Supported values are multiples of 5, such as 5, 10, etc.

Properties (Optional)

Select a property to returns summary statistics for that property.

Now On (Optional)

Select True to show the recirculation list for article pages.

All Platforms (Optional)

Select True to show the breakdown of desktop, mobile, tablet, and app.

Loyalty (Optional)

Select True to show the breakdown of new, returning, and loyal visitors.

Types (Optional)

Select True to show the type for each page (either "Article" or "Landing").

Breakdown Type (Optional)

Select True to show the breakdown of referrers by traffic source.

Keys 

Select the key you want to retrieve information for.

Limit (Optional)

Enter the total number of records or pages to return. For the "Recent Visitors" report, the default value is 50. For the "Referrers" and "Top Pages" reports, the default value is 10. For the "Geographical Information" report, enter the data points to return per location segment. 

Other Panes

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.