If you’ve logged into your Google Analytics account, unless you have a mathematics background or weirdly like numbers (ok, I’m talking about me), then you probably found it quite overwhelming.
Good news is, there is a really simple way to remove some of that feeling. It’s through adding what’s known in Google Analytics as a “Dashboard”. In this quick tutorial, I’m going to show you how to add a dashboard and then have it emailed to you each month.
I’m going to explain two methods of adding the dashboard, both will give you the same end result. If you prefer to watch the process, check out my video below as I cover both options, as well as how to email the report to yourself.
Method One: Using Link to add a Custom Dashboard Report
Step One: click on the following link, which should open in your analytics account: https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=sHtHzMa_RgGhvX4G3jiYcw
Step Two: select the view you wish to add it to and name the report (you can call it whatever you like, no one else will see it).
Method Two: Manual Import of Dashboard Report
Step 1: Log into your Google Analytics
Step 2: Go to Customisation > Dashboards > Click the red “Create” button.
Step 3: Click “Import from Gallery”
Step 4: Search for “KMC Summary Dashboard” in the top left search bar
Step 5: Find the “KMC Summary Dashboard” and click the button that says “import”.
And you should now have a nice dashboard report, that looks something like this:
If you would like to have this emailed to you as a PDF each month, click on the “Email” button and put together the email to send to yourself (and/or an accountability partner, if you have one!).
Now you have a simple dashboard to view your results in, which hopefully will mean you check out your numbers more often!
Let me know if you have any problems.
Hey, I’m Kristy
Kristy Morton is a mother, multiple business owner and numbers gal. She runs a web development consultancy, specialising in WordPress websites. Kristy combines her excellent technical knowledge with her ability to translate this into ways that are understandable to the average person, so her clients feel informed and in control of how their websites are developed and managed. She is also the Co-Founder of B Directory where the team is supercharging small business growth.
Despite seeming like an overachiever, Kristy admits to always be chasing the sun, a simple life and one more homemade chocolate.