Last updated: May-09-2023
There are a few locations in the Cloudinary Console where you can view statistics, graphs, and other important information about your account usage. In addition, you can receive account usage information via an email notification.
You can view a variety of summary details and trend graphs covering your overall account usage in terms of transformations, total assets, used storage, and used bandwidth. You can also view all add-ons you've registered to, and your current plan and usage on each.
This information is displayed just below the Product Environment Credentials section in your Dashboard.
To navigate to your Dashboard, make sure Programmable Media is selected in the Product Selector located at the top left of your Console, and select Dashboard from the Product Navigation menu.
The following sections describe the data available on your Dashboard and how you can leverage that information.
Plan Current Usage
View your current plan and its credit details, including your monthly bandwidth, storage and transformation quota. See how much of your month's credit you've already used up to help you plan the rest of the month's activities, or to decide to upgrade your plan, which you can also do here.
Learn how many transformations, how much bandwidth and how much storage you've used over a selected period of time:
- Across your entire account:
- Within your selected product environment:
Data per product environment is presented on a more granular level and usage is presented per asset type. For example, you can see how many of the total transformations consisted of images or videos.
See how your errors are distributed across the different error types during a selected period of time. Use this information to alert you to problem areas that you should focus on.
For example, if you have a disproportionately large number of 401 - Unauthorized errors, you might choose to check why your system is experiencing so many unauthorized attempts.
Click Go to Error Reporting to view the errors graphed over time. You can also see all the errors that were reported on a specific date, which can also help you pinpoint problem areas.
The Delivery Reports page has a large variety of usage details that can help you to analyze how your users are interacting with your published assets.
To view your delivery reports, select Programmable Media from the Product Selector located at the top right of your Console, and select Delivery Reports from the Product Navigation menu.
The images below show selected elements of the report:
Referrer and Browser reports
The Top Referral Domains and Top Referral Pages reports show which domains and pages were most frequently used as the referrer when your media assets were requested.
If you see that "N/A" is one of the top listed referrers, this means that the requests arrived without a value in the HTTP
Referrer header, and as a result there's no data available for use in the report. This makes it difficult to give a precise answer for where the requests came from.
Similarly, the Top Browsers section is based on the HTTP User-Agent header, which is used in HTTP requests to identify the browser or other software that was used to make the request.
Video Analytics (Beta)
Video Analytics can be used to understand and optimize your video content. The metrics are available currently for all videos delivered through the Cloudinary Video Player.
You can access the reports by opening the Reports sub-menu and selecting Video Analytics. Here, you will be presented with a set of metrics and graphs that show how your video content has been delivered, including:
- Player Loads: The number of times the Cloudinary Video Player has been loaded. This indicates user engagement and content visibility.
- Plays / Unique Views: The total number of video plays and individual users who have watched a video during a specific time period. This offers insights into content reach.
- Top Videos: The most popular videos based on the number of views. This helps identify your best-performing content.
- Top Devices / OS / Browsers / Countries: A set of graphs showing how your video content is consumed. This offers insights into the demographics of your users, and can be used to optimize the formats and sizes you use to deliver your videos.
Usage limits and notifications
You can easily view the limits of your current plan, upgrade to a new plan and choose to receive notifications about your usage.
To view your current plan and limits or upgrade to a new plan, click the Settings icon in the Console Options sidebar and select the Account page.
To receive email notifications of your monthly usage, or to be notified when your usage goes above a configurable threshold (paid plans only), click the Settings icon in the Console Options sidebar and select the Users page to open the relevant settings. Select your options in the Email preferences section.
DAM usage data
You can view your DAM usage data by generating Activity Reports.
To generate an Activity Report, select Digital Asset Management from the Product Selector located at the top left of your Console, and select Activity Reports from the Product Navigation menu.
The Activity Reports include:
- All account management activities performed in your DAM, for example user management and product environment management actions.
- All actions performed on tracking-enabled product environments in your DAM, for example uploading and deleting assets, updating metadata, adding assets to collections, etc.
To access your DAM Activity Reports, from the Product Selector located on the top left of the Console, switch to Digital Asset Management and select Activity Reports from the Product Navigation menu.
For more information, see DAM usage data.