When you upload a cinemagraph to your Flixel gallery, a unique embed code is generated so you can easily share it on websites. An embed view is calculated every time one of your embedded cinemagraphs loads on a web page, excluding flixel.com.
Business plans include 100,000 embed views per month and custom plans are available if you need more. A custom plan is the best option if you're consistently exceeding your monthly embed allowance. However, if you've just exceeded your limit once or twice and don't want to upgrade to a custom plan, you can try making some changes to reduce your embed count moving forward.
- Use Google Analytics to understand your website data. The free version of Google Analytics will provide you with insights about how people are arriving on your website, which pages are being viewed, your embed target URL performance (if applicable), and so much more. Google Analytics for Beginners is a great place to get started.
- Limit the number of cinemagraphs embedded per web page. Let's say you have 3 cinemagraphs embedded to the About page of your website. Every time someone visits that page, 3 embed views will be calculated. If you want to reduce your embed count, try embedding 1 cinemagraph on a single web page. When implemented correctly, a carousel viewer can reduce your embed count too.
- Hide your embed code. When a cinemagraph is uploaded to flixel.com, the embed code, by default, is visible to viewers. Your embed usage will be affected if others embed your cinemagraphs to other websites. With the ability to control the embed target URL, sharing the embed code a great way to drive traffic to the destination of your choice. However, if you're concerned about exceeding your monthly embed allowance, we recommend hiding the embed code. To hide the embed code, go to your flixel.com profile and select each individual cinemagraph. Uncheck Show Embed and save your changes. To learn more about managing your gallery, read Managing your Flixel Gallery.