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Google Analytics Stacked Columns Widget



The Google Analytics Stacked Columns widget is a colorful graphic presentation of key metrics from the website's Google Analytics account. Data can be filtered by a variety of traffic metrics, dimensions, conversions, segments and events.

This widget can be added to White Label Client Dashboards and PDF Reports. In marketing dashboards you can set it to display at half or full page width. You can view a marketing dashboard sample that contains this and additional widgets (password is demo).

Important! To view this report, Google Analytics must be configured correctly (please refer to our Google Analytics documentation).

Google Analytics Stacked Columns graph

Reports > Graphs > Widgets

 

Screenshots

 
Google Analytics Stacked Columns (Palette: Blues)

Analytics data has been filtered in this report to display traffic source. 

Google Analytics Stacked Columns graph Blue


Stacked Column Graph (Palette: Bold)


This Google Analytics stacked column graph has an option to change color palettes and filter data by key metric, dimension, conversions, segments and event categories. 

Google Analytics Stacked Columns graph palette 1

Graph Data Filter

In this example, by click the (not set) and (not provided) elements in the top legend, that data has been removed from the graph to provide a graph of specific keywords. 

Google Analytics Stacked column graph




Stacked Column Graph (Palette: Bright)


Selecting the Bright Palette changes the color scheme and in this example we're viewing referral traffic. 

Google Analytics Stacked Columns graph palette2



Report Options

 
select a date range

Dates


  • Select Report Dates from the Report Options calendar tool or select a Custom Date Range in the top right toolbar
select widget settings

Widget Settings


  • Enter a custom title to describe your widget content (optional)
  • Enter the number of results you want detailed in the graph
  • Select a Color Palette option:
    Bold Tones
    Bright Tones
    Earth Tones
    Warm Midtones
    Pastels
    Aqua
    Blues
    Orange
    Rose Garden
    Purples
chart width
  • Enter your preferred chart height
select Analytics filters

Analytics Settings


  • Select to filter data by a specific metric: Sessions, Page Views, Bounce Rate, New Users, Pages per Session, Goal Completions, etc.
  • Select a Dimension filter
  • Select a Conversion filter
  • Filter by Segments
  • Filter by Event Categories
  • Click the Apply Changes button

 

Add to PDF Report


Conveniently add a report or graph with its current settings to a PDF report by hovering over the gold gear icon and selecting Add to PDF Reports

add report to PDF


Select the PDF Report that you want the report or graph added to
             
select white label report

Drag the new report or graph into the position you want it to display in the PDF and confirm that the Date settings do not conflict with the automated scheduling settings.

PDF Report Settings - Stacked Columns

Reports and graphs can be added to automated PDF reports via the report screen (as described above) or manually in the PDF Report Content screen. If the report is added via the:
  • report screen, then begin by clicking the Edit button corresponding to the report
  • PDF Report Content screen, then click the Add Report button and select the Campaign name and Report: Stacked Columns.

Date



Expand the Date Options section and in the Show Report date of the last field type in the number of periods to be displayed in the report

In the next field select one of the following options:
  • days
  • weeks
  • months
  • years
In the data ending on field select one of the following options:
  • first day
  • last day
  • or a specific day of the month
  • or a specific day of the week (when weekly reports are selected)
In the of field select one of the following options:
  • this
  • last
In the next field select one of the following options:
  • week
  • month
The selection must produce a logical date setting based on the PDF report's automated scheduling (at the bottom of the Report Details screen). For example:
  • last day of last month
  • 1st of this month
  • last day of last week
If the report is scheduled to be sent every Monday, then the following example would be invalid:
  • Saturday of this week (because weeks begin on Sunday and if reports are sent on Monday, then Saturday of this week hasn't yet occurred).
If the report is scheduled to be sent on the 1st day of every month, the following example would be invalid:
  • last day of this month (because it's only the 1st day of the month the report is being sent)

Widgets



Enter a custom title to describe your widget content (optional).

Limit Results by entering the number of results you want detailed in the graph.

Select a Color Palette option from the menu.

Enter a number for a preferred Chart Height.

Analytics Settings



Select a metric from the menu for specific filters:
  • Key Metric
  • Dimension
  • Filter by: All Sessions, All Goals or a specific Goal.
  • Segment: choose from the list of Google's built-in Segments, or self-defined Custom Segments that have been created in the Google Analytics account for the tracked site.
  • Event Category: choose from self-defined Events that have been created in the Google Analytics account for the tracked site.


Add to Marketing Dashboard


Conveniently add a report or graph with its current settings to a marketing dashboard:

1. Hover over the gold gear icon and select Add to Marketing Dashboard
2. Select the Dashboard (campaign name)
3. Select the Dashboard Page that you want the report added to


add report to PDF


4. Click the "Go to Dashboard" link to further customize the report (e.g., drag it to a specific position on the page, change date settings, etc.)
             



Refer to the Report Options section for details regarding the display settings, filters and sort options available for this report.

The report date (or date range) is governed by the selected Dashboard date option: Date Selection or Fixed Periods, learn more...

  • Daily reports default to the last day of the selected period
  • Weekly and monthly reports default to 1 month of data
To change the number of weeks or months displayed in a specific report, click the gear icon for any marketing dashboard report element and expand the Date option section, enter the number and click the Save Button.
 
marketing dashboard report date options




Add to Client Dashboard


Customize Report for Client Dashboard

Client Dashboards display our default report options for each individual report and graph until you modify them. To customize the display of the report, expand the Report Options section, change the settings and click the Apply Changes button.

Then expand Report Options again and hover over the Save icon and select Save as Default for Client Dashboard.

report options

After saving the Client Dashboard default, any changes that you make to the report options will not affect the display in the Client Dashboard unless you overwrite it by following these instructions again.


Enable the Report or Graph to display in the Client Dashboard

Open the Campaign Settings > Client Dashboard screen and check the box corresponding to the report(s) you want displayed in the dashboard, and then click the Save button. 

access permissions to client dashboard


Refer to Client Dashboard Settings documentation for additional instructions for customizing your dashboard.


Google Analytics Reports and Graphs


Authorizing a Google Analytics account connection provides data integration directly into the following Rank Ranger reports and graphs, many of which contain a variety of filter and segment options and can be added to white label client dashboards, web marketing dashboards and automated PDF Reports:

Reports


Combined with other Google services


Graphs & Widgets


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