Beware of this Publish Online Analytics Limitation
I’m a big fan of InDesign’s Publish Online feature. But if you create multiple Publish Online documents, particularly for multiple clients, there is one big limitation to the analytics feature that you should be aware of.
When you choose File > Publish Online Dashboard, you are brought to a Web page that looks like this:
If you click on Analytics in the upper-left corner, you will be brought to either an Overview or Document Trends screen, depending on which you visited last.
The Document Trends screen shows you simple analytics, with separate data for each document, which is great. (Views and Readers can be different, because Views is the number of times the document has been viewed, but readers is how many unique readers have viewed the document. So, for example, a document may be viewed 100 times, but by only 4 unique readers.)
But when you visit the Overview screen, things are different. This screen provides additional, useful data, such as what types of devices visitors are using, average read time, etc. But this is aggregate data for all the documents currently published. There is no way to separate this data out per document. So, if you’ve published documents for multiple clients, there is no way to provide each client with their own analytics data beyond what displays on the Document Trends screen.
This is unfortunate. I hope that Adobe sees fit to beef up these basic analytics capabilities in the future.