Shared Google Analytic Dashboards

There is one feature I have been wanting for a long time, Dashboard Sharing.  I manage quite a few websites and really disliked the idea of having to create the same 4 dashboards for 30 different sites.

Steven Johnson
by | Posted: August 28, 2012 | Updated: March 31, 2014
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4 Dashboard X 30 Sites X 12 Widgets / Site = 1440 Widgets to create.

Not a fun way to spend a day.

Well now this is no longer a concern.  Google has implemented Dashboard Sharing.

There is one feature I have been wanting for a long time, Dashboard Sharing. I manage quite a few websites and really disliked the idea of having to create the same 4 dashboards for 30 different sites.

4 Dashboard X 30 Sites X 12 Widgets / Site = 1440 Widgets to create.

Not a fun way to spend a day.

Well now this is no longer a concern. Google has implemented Dashboard Sharing.

 

Custom Dashboards We Use

1. Site Overview
2. Search Engine Optimization
3. Visitor Information

How to Share a Dashboard

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Go to one of your Google Analytic Accounts

  1. Click home button (next to standard reporting)
  2. Click "Share Dashboard"

Copy the URL to Share

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You will see a dialog box where you can copy the Dashboard Configureation URL.
Just past this into a browser and you will be prompted to add the dashboard to a new website account or profile.
You now have all of you custom dashboard settings copied over to the new Analytics Account.

How to Add a Shared Dashbord

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Either click on the Shared Dashboard Link or paste it into your browser. You will see the above Dialog box.

  1. Select the Profile you want to add it to
  2. Adjust the name of the dashboard if you want to. (Optional)
  3. Click the Create Button

You will now see your new dashboard complete with all the widgets.

About Google Dashboards

How many widgets can each dashboard have

Other Good Shared Dashboard Posts

http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/5-insightful-google-analytics-dashboards
http://cutroni.com/blog/2012/04/24/a-social-media-dashboard-for-google-analytics/
http://www.seobook.com/setting-actionable-seo-dashboards-new-google-analytics

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