The User Locations tab (HCD)

This report shows geographic location data for the users that are generating the majority of your HTTP Content Delivery (HCD) traffic.

Start by setting up a filter

Use the Filters panel to customize your report. You can set these options:

Note: If you've already set filters for another report's tab in the Adaptive Media Delivery - Historical reports, those filters are automatically applied when you access this tab. If this tab doesn't support one or more of those filters, you'll receive a message.

  • Date Range (Required). Click this field and determine a range of dates you want for report data. See Set the date/time range for a report for more information. You can also set a Timezone for this report. However, certain time zones may not work with this report because data is collected on an hourly basis using the UTC time zone.
  • CP Code (Required). A content provider (CP) code is a unique identifier we assign to you for reporting, billing, and monitoring traffic served over the Akamai network. Someone in your organization assigns a friendly name to a CP code when it's created—either via a tool in Akamai Control Center or an API, or with the help of your Akamai account representative. Click each desired CP code to include in the filter or, if you know the name or number of the desired CP code, type it in the Filter field to refine the results. You can also click All to include every CP code.

User agent strings need to be logged for proper visitors data

If no data is revealed after you apply filters, you need to enable user agent strings for the configurations you've set up with Akamai to distribute your content. This can be turned on using Property Manager in Control Center, if you have access, or your account representative can turn it on for you. User agent data is only collected from the time this feature is turned on.

The widgets

Each individual content panel in the reporting tabs is referred to as a "widget." Several widgets make up your report in this tab. Here's an example of the "Top U.S. States" widget in the User Locations tab:



Widget Description
Top Countries The quantity of all requests, filtered by the countries with the most activity. The following information is presented:
  • OK Hits. The total number of successful requests received by Edge servers in that country.
  • OK Volume. The total volume of all content, successfully transferred from the Edge, in that country.
Top U.S. States The quantity of requests from the United States, filtered by the states with the most activity. The following information is presented:
  • OK Hits. The total number of successful requests received by Edge servers in that U.S. state.
  • OK Volume. The total volume of all content, successfully transferred from the Edge, in that U.S. state.
User Locations - Top Canadian Provinces The quantity of requests from Canada, filtered by the provinces with the most activity. The following information is presented:
  • OK Hits. The total number of successful requests received by Edge servers in that Canadian province.
  • OK Volume. The total volume of all content, successfully transferred from the Edge, in that Canadian province.

You can modify your filters

Click to further refine the specific data for all widgets in the report. The same options discussed above are available for use.

Download the widget's data

Click the download icon () in a widget to download a comma-separated value (.csv) data file of the report output.