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Run a usage report on your site

Written by Yuri Gorokhov
Software Engineer at MindTouch
This page applies to:MindTouch Responsive

This article explains how to track the amount of requests processed on your site via the usage report. The usage report allows you to gather daily metrics displayes in a graph over your license period.

Why should I run usage report?

  • Administrators can see if they are staying within their allotted license usage and gauge how MindTouch is being used. 
  • Company executives gain insight into the value their company creates with daily reporting on usage.
  • Success managers can obtain metrics for measuring help delivered to your users, i.e. HelpRequests

How to run a usage report

Step 1: Access the usage report

  • From the MindTouch toolbar, navigate to Site tools > Dashboard > Reporting.
  • Click the HelpRequest usage link.

Step 2: Review the usage report

  • Usage to date. How many HelpRequests your MindTouch site has used to date.
  • Annually Licensed. How many HelpRequests you are licensed for.
  • Projected Usage. Your projected usage of the license YTD.
  • Start date. Your license start date.
  • End date. Your license end date.
  • Graph. Displays licensed (try to stay as close to this line as possible) and actual usage visually.

Image of the usage report

How does this report compare to the Google Analytics reports?

You may see higher numbers in the MindTouch usage report than in your Google Analytics report for three reasons:

  • Along with page views, MindTouch also tracks PDF views and searches to provide a more comprehensive MindTouch help experience insight.
  • You may have set up IP filtering in your Google Analytics account. These requests are not filtered with HelpRequests.
  • HelpRequests are a more thorough and direct analysis of the usage of your MindTouch site based on data directly from our API. Google Analytics do not track API usage.

What's next?

Check out how to track usage of your custom API integration. If you have further questions about your MindTouch usage, please contact your customer success manger.