A lot of people feel somewhat overwhelmed by looking at Google Analytics data. Also, some people are more visual and prefer to see information visually. If you like to see your information visually, you can set up all types of graphs and charts in your Google Analytics. This can be time consuming, but I have a great alternative for you. You can set up a Google Analytics Infographic that can give you a weekly snapshot of your data.
Visual.ly is a data visualization and infographic platform that has a free tool that allows you to create a custom Google Analytics infographic. This is a great way to get a quick snapshot of your metrics on a weekly basis.
Go to the Visual.ly Google Analytics Infographic Tool . You will see the following screen.
Select “Start Now”. Next, you will have to give the application access to your Google Analytics account. Select “Grant Access”
You now have to select the site for the infographic. If you have multiple sites in your Google Analytics account, then you will have to select which site you want to use.
Once you select your account, the Google Analytics infographic will be produced. This is a weekly report that includes the following:
- Pageviews over the last 3 weeks
- New vs. Returning Vistors
- Pages per User per Visit
- Time on Site per Visit
- Social Sharing
- Organic Search Results
- Social Traffic
- Single Pageview Visits
You can sign up to have the report sent to you weekly. As you can see, this Google Analytics infographic can be produced with little to no effort. I have set my account up so this is produced weekly and sent to me via email. This will not take the place of delving into your analytics but it is a way to get a quick snapshot.