This is where you'll enter your queries and parameters, run the report, and you're done ! After running the report, the "Time Period Comparison columns for percentage increases/decreases! How does this interface tab work, you ask? What should I put in the fields to get what I want? Don't worry, let's go through it together! The first part of the "interface.
is the instructions, which are (hopefully) quite simple:1 Next, we see the “GA ID:” field. This is where you will insert your Google Analytics View ID. You can find it in the Google Analytics interface under Admin > View > View ID. Note: This is NOT the Google Analytics tracking ID which uses the usual syntax: 1a employee email list After this section, we see the date range fields. You'll populate it with the two date ranges you want to analyze. In the sample screenshots shown here, we're looking at the first week of June versus the last week of May. This can be extended to a month, or longer if your heart desires. Be careful though, as you increase the date range and add filters or segments, Google may start sampling your data! 2 After this section is the message "Is your report sampled?" » exit box.
Nothing to fill in here, this is where you will want to check if Google is sampling your data. If it's sampling, reduce the date range and/or remove filters and segments. If you're still dealing with sampling (ie: you need a year or two of data with a filter or segment applied), stay tuned for the fourth article in this series that will cover a resource to aggregate the data. 3 This is followed by the dimensions and statistics selection sections. This is where you will define the query parameters. In non-robotic language, this is where you'll tell the sheet what data you want.