What are google analytics custom dashboards?
Google analytics custom dashboards contain the most important data that is frequently viewed. Every view in analytics has a by default dashboard, which has some prebuilt widgets. The dashboards created by you are called custom dashboards.
You can export, email and share these dashboards. You can either create custom dashboards or import using a template link or from analytics solution gallery.
You must have the view level access to create and customize google analytics custom dashboards.
How to create custom dashboard?
Follow the steps below to create your own custom dashboard.
Step#1: Navigate to your view and select the reporting tab.
Step#2: Select Dashboards and click New Dashboard.
Step#3: From the pop-up window, click on either the blank canvas or starter dashboard.
How to import custom dashboards?
Follow the below steps to import custom dashboards to your analytics account.
Step#1: Sign in to your analytics account.
Step#2: click on the custom dashboard template link.
Step#3: Select the view in which you want to import.
Step#4: click on the Create button.
Now click on the dashboard column in your reporting tab to view this dashboard.
How to Share Custom Dashboard?
Open the dashboard which you want to share.
Click on the share button from the top navigation menu and select if you want to share via template link or to analytics solution gallery.
How to Add Widgets in Dashboard?
A dashboard can contain at least 12 widgets. Follow the steps below to add widgets to dashboard.
Step#1: Inside your new dashboard, click on the new widget button from the top menu.
Step#2: In the next pop up window, enter the title for your widget. Select between the real time and standard reports.
Step#3: Select the dimensions and metrics for the widget. These change depending on the type of widget you selected.
Step#4: you can apply filter to this widget to only include or exclude specific data.
Step#5: you can link this widget to a report or url, which makes the widget title a link. This can take you to a specified link or report.
Step#6: Click on the Save button to view this report.
How you edit & delete dashboard widgets?
To edit an existing widget, hover over the widget and click on the pen icon appearing at the top right. To delete this widget click on the cross icon.
How to clone a widget?
You can clone widgets in google analytics to make an exact copy. This helps to use one widget as a base for another.
Hover over the widget and click the edit icon. In the edit window click on the clone widget button.
How to add segments to Dashboard?
To add a segment to your dashboard, click on the add segment button inside the specific dashboard.
How to delete a dashboard?
Open the specific dashboard which you want to delete. On the top right, click on the delete dashboard button.
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