Anytime someone visits and interacts with an online publication or the Publitas platform data traffic is generated. How much traffic is generated per session depends on the degree the content is interacted with.
For example, if you zoom in on a page a higher resolution image is loaded to increase the level of detail but at the same time it loads new data, adding to the data traffic.
Among others, the following metrics have an impact on how much data traffic is generated.
- Zoom interactions
- PDF downloads
- Hotspot clicks
- Screen resolution
If you're the account admin you can find an overview of the traffic that has been generated on a monthly basis by clicking on your initials in the top-right corner and select "Manage account" (or log in and click here).
In the Chrome browser you can also see how much data is loaded when viewing and interacting with a publication:
- Load a new tab in Chrome;
- Use the shortcut Shift + CTRL + J (on Windows/Linux) or Option + ⌘ + J (on macOS) to open the console;
- Click on the Network tab;
- Open a publication.
At the very bottom of the Network tab you'll find the amount data that is being loaded while you interact with the publication:
You can use this tool to get an idea of how much data traffic can be generated by a single visit. Just have a look at all the pages, zoom in on several of them and interact with the elements in the menu while keeping an eye at the number registered at MB transferred.
Of course, every visitor will interact with the content differently so this is mainly a tool to get a better understanding of how data traffic is generated and the possible impact that certain features can have on the data traffic.