Metrics and Dimensions
Datastream exports all of the following dimensions and metrics to clients. Each row of data in a Datastream file represents a completed user session where a session corresponds with the time a visitor spent on a single page before either going to a new page or leaving your website.
Unless otherwise mentioned, data should be considered “raw”, meaning it has been unaltered by Chartbeat.
Note: All data of type STRING is UTF-8 encoded.

Page Dimensions

Name
ID
Description
Data Type
Host
host
The Chartbeat dashboard identifier that the page’s tracking code is instrumented to track.
STRING
Domain
domain
The DNS domain from which the tracking request was made from. In the case that the tracking request came from a subdomain of your site, this value will be the subdomain, not the top-level domain.
STRING
Page Path
path
A page’s full URL on the website specified by the domain, path and/or query parameters.
STRING
Page Title
page_title
The page's title. Multiple pages may have the same page title.
STRING
Page Authors
author
List of authors associated with the page. Returned as a comma-separated list. If no authors are specified, the value will be set as “no author.”
STRING
Page Sections
section
List of sections associated with the page. Returned as a comma-separated list. If no sections are specified, the value will be set as “no section.”
STRING
Page Content Type
content_type
Optional. The type of content represented on a page, for example, Gallery or Article.
STRING

Engagement Metrics

Name
ID
Description
Data Type
Engaged Time on Page
engaged_time_on_page_seconds
Time (in seconds) a user spent engaging with the page’s content.
NUMERIC
Total Time on Page
total_time_on_page_seconds
Time (in seconds) a user spent on this page.
NUMERIC
Scroll Depth
scrolldepth
The furthest down the page the bottom of the user’s viewport reached, in pixels.
NUMERIC

User Dimensions

Name
ID
Description
Data Type
New Visitor
new_user
A boolean indicating if the user is a New Visitor or Returning Visitor.
BOOLEAN
Days Since Last Visit
recency
The number of days that have elapsed since the user last visited this property.
NUMERIC
User Visit Frequency
frequency
The number of days out of the last 16 in which the user visited this property. Used to calculate user loyalty.
    0: New User
    1 - 7: Returning User
    8+: Loyal User
NUMERIC
Subscription Status
subscriber_accnt
Optional. An enumerated value indicating if the user is subscribed to the publication.
    0: Guest User
    1: Registered User
    2: Subscribed User
NUMERIC
User ID Synchronizer
id_sync
Optional. An arbitrary key-value store for user identification information. Example values may include:
    Payer ID used by payment/subscription services
    Unique identifier set by various advertising platforms
JSON
Google Analytics Client ID
ga_client_id
Optional. A unique value used in Google Analytics to identify if different browser sessions came from the same user.
Requires implementation of Chartbeat’s User ID Synchronizer and is derived from the idSync.ga field in the Chartbeat tracker.
STRING
Login ID
login_id
Optional. Any unique value to distinctly identify a user across browsers and devices.
Requires implementation of Chartbeat’s User ID Synchronizer and is derived from the idSync.l field in the Chartbeat tracker.
STRING

Traffic Source Dimensions

Name
ID
Description
Data Type
External Referrer Path
external_referrer
The path of the referring URL (document.referrer) if the page containing the referring link is on a different domain than this piece of content.
If this piece of content is on a different subdomain than the referring piece of content it will be classified as an external referrer. This means that if the reader clicking on a link from a page on blog.mysite.com to a page on mysite.com, the referring URL will be considered external.
STRING
Internal Referrer Path
internal_referrer
The path of the referring URL (document.referrer) if the page containing the referring link is on the same domain as this piece of content.
For the content to be considered internal, the content containing the referring link and this piece of content must reside not only on the same top-level domain, but also the same subdomain. This means that if the reader clicking on a link from a page on blog.mysite.com to a page on mysite.com, the referring URL will be considered external not internal.
STRING
Distribution Channel
distribution
The distribution channel used to access the content. Support distribution channels include:
    Native App
    Google AMP
    Facebook Instant Article
    Apple News
STRING
Campaign Name
utm_campaign
The value of the utm_campaign tracking parameter. Use to identify a specific product promotion or strategic campaign.
STRING
Campaign Medium
utm_medium
The value of the utm_medium tracking parameter. Use to identify a type of referral, such as email.
STRING
Campaign Source
utm_source
The value of the utm_source tracking parameter. Use to the source of a referral, such as a search engine, newsletter name, or another source.
STRING
Campaign Term
utm_term
The value of the utm_term tracking parameter. Use to note the keywords for an ad in a paid search campaign.
STRING
Campaign Content
utm_content
The value of the utm_content tracking parameter. Use to differentiate ads or links that point to the same URL.
STRING

Platform or Device

Name
ID
Description
Data Type
Device Type
device
The type of device: desktop, tablet, or mobile.
STRING
Page Width
page_width
The initial width, in pixels, of all content on the page.
NUMERIC
Page Height
page_height
The initial height, in pixels, of all content on the page, including content not currently in the user’s viewport.
NUMERIC
Viewport Height
window_height
The initial heigh, in pixels, of the user’s viewport.
NUMERIC
Maximum Scroll Top
max_scroll_position_top
The furthest down the page the top of the user’s viewport reached, in pixels.
NUMERIC
Browser Cookies Disabled
no_client_storage
A boolean indicator of whether the user has cookies disabled in their browser.
BOOLEAN
User Agent
user_agent
Additional browser and device information, including:
    Browser
    Browser Version
    Operating System
    Operating System Version
STRING

Geography

Name
ID
Description
Data Type
Continent
continent_name
Users' continent, derived from users' IP addresses.
STRING
Country
country_name
Users' country, derived from users' IP addresses.
STRING
Region
region_name
Users' region, derived from users' IP addresses. In the U.S., a region is a state, New York, for example.
STRING
Metro ID
dma_code
The three-digit Designated Market Area (DMA) code from where traffic arrived, derived from users' IP addresses.
STRING
City
city_name
Users' city, derived from their IP addresses.
STRING
Country ISO Code
country_code
Users' country's ISO code (in ISO-3166-1 alpha-2 format), derived from their IP addresses. For example, BR for Brazil, CA for Canada.
STRING

Site Timing

Name
ID
Description
Data Type
Page Load Time (ms)
page_load_time
Total time (in milliseconds), from pageview initiation (e.g., a click on a page link) to page load completion in the browser.
NUMERIC

Time

Name
ID
Description
Data Type
Time of Last Ping
last_ping_timestamp
The time the last ping in this user’s session was fired, in Unix Time.
TIME
UTC Offset
utc_offset_minutes
Offset, in minutes, between the user’s timezone and UTC. This can be used to localize the session to when the reader was accessing content in their local time.
NUMERIC
Name
ID
Description
Data Type
Sponsor ID
sponsor
A unique Sponsor ID. Use to identify the content sponsor or sponsored campaign.
STRING

Additional Metadata

Name
ID
Description
Data Type
Organization Account ID
account_id
Your organization’s Chartbeat account ID.
NUMERIC
Session ID
page_session_id
A unique value used to identify all tracking requests which make up the viewing session for this page by this user. A new session identifier is generated for each page that a user visits on your site.
STRING
Cookie ID
cookie_id
A unique value used to identify all tracking requests made for this user.
This value is not fully persistent. Cookie identifiers are regenerated for users every 30 days.
STRING
Virtual Page
virtual_page
A boolean value indicating if this page session was the result of a virtual page. This will often be true if your website is a single-page app or has infinite scroll article views.
BOOLEAN
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