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Apr172013

Four New Real-Time Widgets Now Available in Google Aanalytics Dashboards

Real-Time widgets in Google Analytics’ brings new sparkling magic with the addition of four new real-time widgets that you can and plug into any dashboard (new or existing).

Those new, the Dashboards feature in Google-Analytics is a great way to arrange a set of related custom widgets into a report you look at frequently.

To set up a real-time widget, create a new dashboard or click on the +Add Widget menu option of an existing dashboard. Pick any of the four widgets available in the Real-time: section and customize the widget.

Google Analytics: Adding a new real-time widget to dashboard

For example, below is a widget that shows active visitors from Canada but split up by Traffic-Type–To set it ip, chose the ‘Counter’ real-time widget and gave it a custom name (“Canada Active Visitors”), then set up a ‘Group by’ on ‘Traffic type’ to split between referral and organic traffic in the widget. Finally, set up a filter to only show visitors from Canada.

Google Analytics: split traffic in real-time widget

Setting up a real-time Google Analytics widget

In addition, you can also create and combine widgets, to perform many types of analysis at a glance.

“Using filters you can compare different segments of your real-time traffic. For example you can create two separate widgets that have different filters for the Country dimension (say Country==USA for one and Country==Canada for another) and you can compare real-time USA traffic versus India traffic, side by side,” explains Google.

You can even go further and set up real-time and non real-time widgets on the same dashboard–check the screenshot below:

Google Analytics: Combining with other dashboard real-time widgets

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