To load our Heads Up Display, first try following the steps in our HUD activation article. If the site selector menu on our HUD activation page does not take you to the homepage of the domain or subdomain where you are trying to install HUD, try using the bookmark activation method instead (scroll down to the "alternative activation methods" section on this page). If you are still having trouble, follow the steps below to learn how to troubleshoot.
Ensure that you are signed in to your Chartbeat account, that your login has access to the Site in Chartbeat where you are trying to install the HUD, and that traffic data is flowing to the associated Real-Time Dashboard for the same site.
If you’re using an ad blocking tool, try turning it off completely in your browser settings and test activating the HUD once more, to see if your issue is resolved. Learn how to manage your Chrome browser extensions.
With ad blockers disabled, check your browser settings to ensure that third-party cookies are not being blocked. While our tracking script doesn’t use third-party cookies, the Heads Up Display runs on chartbeat.com which is a third-party domain, so your browser needs to allow third-party cookies for chartbeat.com for the HUD to load. In Chrome, click this link to access your cookie settings and ensure that the "block third-party cookies" setting is toggled OFF: chrome://settings/content/cookies
If you're still having issues loading the HUD after following the steps above, it's possible that another one of your browser extensions is conflicting with the Heads Up Display. Try signing in to Chartbeat in an incognito window with plugins disabled and loading the HUD in this window. If the HUD loads, it's almost certainly an indication that one of your active browser plugins is interfering when not in incognito. Try disabling all plugins one-by-one, check after each one to see if the HUD loads on your site to identify the incompatible plugin. If you identify an incompatible plugin, please let us know the details at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add to our backlog for investigating a fix.
It's worth creating a new Chrome profile as well to see if another aspect of your browser settings is in conflict with our HUD code. You can add a new Chrome profile from People > Add Person.