Struggling to get used to the new Google Analytics interface

While the old interface is still available, I’ve been trying to use the new one as much as possible to get used to it. It’s obvious that there’s some great functionality included in the new version, however there’s a couple of things I really can’t get used to;

  • I miss the old home page, which listed all your accounts and gave a quick aggregated +/- % change from that screen. I can’t find any equivalent in the new version
  • The multiple levels of hierarchy that the new version adds would obviously make sense for heavy users, but for my setup it seems really redundant and just adds extra clicks.

Anyway – in order to focus on the positive, you should read 10 New Google Analytics Features You Need to Start Using, as it will probably show you a couple of new features that you’ve yet to discover.

Plus there’s a hidden gem in the comments – one of the things I was concerned about is the fact that the PDF export option was missing. I was worried this meant they were removing that feature, but it’s coming “in a few weeks”. Given the additional complication introduced with customisable dashboards that makes sense – happy to wait for it, I’m just glad it’s not being removed.

Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 10:29 AM |

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