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How can I find statistics for a link or book that's been reused in several places?

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2014  |  260 Views
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It depends on the type of content - here's a handy table that explains it all:

Item TypeLook for the statistics on...
Copied item (link, book, poll, etc.) The guide that contains the copied item
Linked (or "reused") item The guide that contains the linked item
Item in copied box The guide that contains the copied box
Item in linked/reused box The guide that contains the linked box
Item in copied page The guide that contains the copied page
Item in linked/reused page The guide that contains the linked page

Keep in mind that we only track hits for links in Simple Web Links and Links & Lists boxes - no statistics are kept for links in Rich Text boxes.

Most people are interested in getting aggregate statistics for links. There are two ways to do this:

  • Go to Statistics > Links, and search for the link title. It will give you overall statistics for that link, and also statistics for any place that link is being reused.
  • If you know where the original link "lives", you can head to Statistics > Guides, and look for that guide. Then, click Links underneath the chart, and you'll be able to choose the link you want to see statistics for.

You will not be able to find aggregated usage statistics for Books, Events, or Files. The only way to get the aggregated usage statistics for a book in the system would be to run the statistics report for each guide the book is on and adding the statistics together.

Answered by Anna BurkeBookmark and Share

Other Answers / Comments (2)

  1. I've linked my interactive poll boxes across two LibGuides. However, the results are not aggregating. My original poll is on an unpublished LibGuide. Do I need to publish it in order to see the aggregated results?
    by Aileen Chang on May 01, 2012.
  2. Hi, Aileen!

    Are the results showing up separately, or are they not be counted at all? If it's the latter, it may be because we have a "cookie" in place to prevent voting from the same place twice (I believe it lasts one hour). Do you think that could be the cause?

    If not, just let us know!

    by Laura Harris on May 01, 2012.

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