Google Analytics upgraded the existing custom report sharing, plus added the ability to share advanced segments and dashboards with other Analytics users. In a March 8 blog post, the Analytics team writes that to try this out, look for the Share button, that will bring up a URL that you can send to anyone you’d like or publish on your blog.
The sharing button is available in any of the following sections:
- Custom Report: In the Actions menu on the table that lists your reports.
- Dashboard: In the top-left corner over your dashboard.
- Advanced Segment: Visit the Admin tab in the top right corner of your account, then select Advanced Segments to enable sharing.
“Sharing this link will only share a template, not the data about your site traffic. So for example sharing a dashboard will provide a user with the dashboard name, widgets and data fields to be populated with data from their Analytics account,” explains Analytics team.
“When you or someone else opens the link, they will be prompted to choose a profile in which to import the custom report, advanced segment or dashboard. They will also have the option to change the name. After that is complete they will see the template populated with data from their account,” the team added.
Important: “Links to all shared templates are permanent snapshots. That means after you have shared the link, you can safely change or even delete a dashboard in your account and it will not change the experience for anyone using the previously shared link.”