- Reviewing and Managing Dashboards
- Use Case of Creating Custom Dashboards
- Adding Table Cards
- Adding Trend Cards
- Adding Metric Cards
- Adding Visit Metric Cards
- Adding Time Series Cards
- Adding Calculated Metric Cards
- Adding and Reviewing Pie and Bar Chart Cards
- Adding Map Cards
- Duplicating an Element
- Reviewing Content Behind Cards
Adding Metric Cards in Usage Analytics Dashboards
Usage analytics dashboards offer numerous ways to review the data collected by the usage analytics service (see Reviewing and Managing Dashboards).
You can, among other things, add metric cards to dashboards to quickly evaluate metric values, such as the number of clicks for a city in particular for the current week compared to the previous one (see Who Can Perform the Page Actions).
Add Metric Cards in Usage Analytics Dashboards
In an existing dashboard, in the top right corner, access the Edit mode by clicking Edit.
In a new dashboard, the report is by default in the Edit mode (see Creating Usage Analytics Dashboards).
In a section, click the Add a Card button to access the Add a Card dialog.
You can also duplicate an existing card with the Duplicate icon and then only modify what needs to be different (see Duplicating an Analytics Dashboard Element).
In the Add a Card dialog:
You can create a metric card representing the number of clicks for a city in particular.
In the Available Metrics list, select one metric to be shown in the metric box:
Click the links (Search, Click and Custom) to quickly browse metrics by event type, and then select the one of your choice (see Usage Analytics Metrics).
Click All, and then use the Search metrics box to find and select the metric of your choice.
(Optional) In the Advanced Settings section, click the add filters icon (), and then create one or more dimension filters (see Adding Dimension and Metric Filters in Usage Analytics Cards).
City is Seattle
When you report on a custom event and on a search or click event (you added a filter or selected a dimension or metric related) at the same time, or on an all event type metric or dimension (e.g., Unique User IP and Browser), choose to Create a relation using the Last Search or the Visit between the event types.
Last Search links each custom event to the query immediately preceding (if any) and Visit links each custom event to all queries performed during the user visit in which the custom event happened.
When you want to see trend data relative to the previous equivalent period as the one that is currently selected, select the Display trend data option.
The trend value appears next to the metric value as a percentage with an up or a down arrow respectively indicating an increasing or a decreasing trend.
The option is turned off by default, simply because calculating the trends increases the dashboard complexity and slows down the dashboard generation. Enable this option when you really want it.
Click Add Card.
In the metric box, relevance metrics (Relevance Index, Average Click Rank, and Click-Through) values (if any) have a color that represents if the value is good (green), neutral (black), or bad (red) depending on predefined thresholds (see Reviewing and Managing Explorers).
Back in the dashboard, enter a meaningful name for your table in the Enter card title box.
Clicks in Seattle
In the top right corner, click Save.
Who Can Perform the Page Actions
The required roles are: