Pulse Reporting FAQ

This FAQ is designed to answer frequently asked questions regarding Pulse reporting.

How Is View-Through Rate Calculated in Custom Reporting?

View-through rate is a complex calculation based on quartile view-through rates in comparison to the amount of impressions.

List of the different quartile events that are fired:

  • AD_START: The start of the video portion of an ad, meaning the video ad played at least between 0% and 25% of its length.
  • AD_FIRST_QUARTILE: The user has reached the first quartile of the video portion of an ad, meaning the video ad played at least between 25% and 50% of its length.
  • AD_MIDPOINT: The user has reached the midpoint of the video portion of an ad, meaning the video ad played at least between 50% and 75% of its length.
  • AD_THIRD_QUARTILE: The user has reached the third quartile of the video portion of an ad, meaning the video ad played at least between 75% and 100% of its length.
  • AD_COMPLETE: The user has reached the end of the video portion of an ad, meaning the video ad played to its completion.

Custom Reporting view-through rate is calculated as:

(AD_COMPLETE + 0.75 * (AD_THIRD_QUARTILE - AD_COMPLETE) + 0.5 * (AD_MIDPOINT - AD_THIRD_QUARTILE) + 0.25 * (AD_FIRST_QUARTILE - AD_MIDPOINT)) / AD_START

Example:

  • Number of AD_START = 1000
  • Number of AD_FIRST_QUARTILE = 900
  • Number of AD_MIDPOINT = 800
  • Number of AD_THIRD_QUARTILE = 750
  • Number of AD_COMPLETE = 700

(700 + 0.75 * (750-700) + 0.5 * (800-750) + 0.25 * (900-800))/1000 = 0.7875 = 78.75%

Why Are My Unique Impressions Totals Different Than I Expected?

When looking at reporting data for unique impressions, you might find situations where the total unique figure is different compared to the sum of the individual ads contributing to the total. How can this be?

Let us look at an example with 2 ads:
  • Ad A was seen by users Alice and Bob = 2 unique impressions
  • Ad B was seen by users Alice, Bob, and Charlie = 3 unique impressions

Total impressions

A+B = Alice+Bob+Alice+Bob+Charlie = 5

Total UNIQUE impressions

A+B = Alice+Bob+Charlie = 3

Why Is There a Discrepancy between Ooyala Pulse and 3rd Party Tracking Partner Data?

Go through the following checklist to see if any of the listed settings are causing the issue:
  • Are all tracking events fired correctly from the clients integration?
  • Does the 3rd party have the exact same definition of an “impression” as Ooyala?
  • Is the 3rd party tracking all impressions fired by the integration?
  • Is the 3rd party tracker correct in Ooyala Pulse?
  • Is cachebuster macro correctly used?
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