My goal is to highlight a help area the first time a logged in user goes to a specific page. The page has lots of complicated functions and it is a constant source of questions. Ideally this would give the users a readily available source of answers for their questions.
I do not want this to happen every time they log in. Pushing help at users when they don't need it just tends to irritate people.
My compromise is to see if a user have been on the page before and give them additional information if they have not been to that location.