Looking to measure and segment SEO traffic with Google Analytics?
Then I’ve got 5 Google Analytics SEO dashboards for you. These give you useful data on your SEO traffic, content, and geographic/mobile visitors. Use the download links to import these directly to your Google Analytics account so you can collect data about your site. You may need to change some filters to do this, which I provided instructions where this is needed…
Get a glimpse of your overall SEO campaign.
Good content is an SEO’s best friend. Learn which content is performing, and which is not.
This dashboard needs some explanation but it is so useful. If you have a specific topic you want to segment (a product, service, blog topic, etc) and want see how it’s landing page(s) are performing, this SEO dashboard will help you do that.
For example, two main topics I write about (or offer) are WordPress SEO and WordPress Themes (I write about themes and use affiliate links to make a commission off purchases). The left side of this dashboard tells me about pages/posts on my site containing “WordPress SEO” and the right side is the same for “WordPress Themes.”
You can change this to whatever products/services/topics you want to measure. Just edit the filters to change the wording (click on the pen icon in each widget to do this).
Learn which cities and geographic areas are sending the most SEO traffic.
Learn how mobile content is performing for SEO visitors. If your site is not responsive, the easiest way to fix this is to use a responsive theme. WordPress users can check out my list of SEO-Optimized (Responsive) themes which are built in the notorious Genesis Framework.
Although I couldn’t find 1 single article online dedicated to Google Analytics SEO dashboards, here’s some additional resources to help you use Google Analyics for SEO:
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Need some awesome Google Analytics dashboards to segment your data?
Last week I found a page on my site was taking 25.4 seconds to load for people in Seattle. Embarrassing, but I made the fix. I found this using my Google Analytics custom dashboards.
These dashboards can help you see the big picture, but they can also help you make improvements in very specific ways. Like which pages have the slowest load time, pages that are being viewed from mobile (so you can make sure there are no errors), or even which pages people exit your site the most (so you can do a better job at converting them).
A couple things to know before you start:
Get a glimpse of everything: SEO, social, referral traffic and more.
Download the General Analytics Dashboard
My Google Analytics SEO dashboard is good for getting a glimpse at your SEO, but the absolute best way to get SEO analytics is through the “landing pages” tab in Google Analytics as well as the “Search Analytics” section in Google Search Console. See instructions below…
Download the SEO Dashboard
Landing Page Metrics
To get better SEO metrics (like click-through rates, ranking position, and bounce rates by page) see the left side of Google Analytics and go to Acquisition → Search Console → Landing Pages.
Search Analytics (Google Search Console)
Google Search Console does a MUCH better job at showing SEO metrics like all your keywords, rankings, click-through rates, etc. Use the search analytics tab to see this (and see my full Google Search Console tutorial if you’re using Yoast’s WordPress SEO Plugin) which shows you how to use search analytics, fix crawl errors, and identify errors on your website.
Learn what social networks drive traffic, plus other useful social data. This dashboard breaks down most main social networks into their own widget. Most of widgets were taken from Sharon Hall’s Google Analytics dashboards. And, I know, mine is a pretty weak right now.
Download the Social Media Dashboard
Especially if you’re doing local marketing, you might want to know where your visitors are from. Try using filters in the “maps” widget to cross reference it with a specific piece of data.
Download the Geography Dashboard
What percent of your visitors are mobile? Are they on Ipad, Iphone, or Android? Are mobile users finding what they need or which pages are they bouncing away from? You should also visit the mobile usability section of Google Search Console since this finds ALL mobile errors on your website (while Google’s Mobile Testing Tool only shows errors for one single page).
Download the Mobile Dashboard
Where do people enter your site, and where do they leave? Use this custom Google Analytics dashboard to find pages where people leave your site the most. This indicates you need to improve the content by improve the design, internal links, call to actions, or the actual content.
Download the Entrances/Exits Dashboard
Which browsers have the highest bounce rate? Which pages load the slowest? If your load times are slow (eg. in GTmetrix) you should configure a cache plugin, optimize images, and setup Cloudflare + MaxCDN. I have a great speed optimization guide if you’re on WordPress.
Download the Technical Dashboard
Want to setup your own custom Google Analytics dashboards? Login to Google Analytics and look to the left on the main menu. You will see the Dashboard section where you can add new custom dashboards. Add a dashboard and create a few widgets with your metrics.
More dashboards for the addicts:
The Google Analytics Solutions Gallery has the largest collections of custom dashboards, otherwise you should check out other blog posts.
Go to the Dashboards tab and click Create. The rest is pretty self-explanatory. Select whether you want to use a pie chart, table, bar, etc. Add the metrics you want and you're done! You can create multiple widgets in your dashboard.
When creating a widget within your dashboard, each metric will have a question mark icon. When you hover it, it will show the definition of that metric.
If you found these dashboards helpful, please share. I would appreciate that!
How I Optimized My WordPress Site To Load In .2s (100% GTmetrix/Pingdom Scores)
Looking to get better analytics about your WordPress site?
Then you want to use Google Analyics dashboards. These will help you segment your analytics into more useful data about SEO, social media, and other areas. As a WordPress user myself, I create these dashboards with WordPress in mind. In case you don’t have Google Analytics installed on your WordPress site, use Yoast’s Google Analytics plugin.
It’s made of multiple widgets that show specific data. Each widget tells you about a specific area of your traffic. An SEO dashboard might have keywords, search engines used, etc.
By default, neither Google Analytics or any WordPress plugin will install actual Google Analytics dashboards in your WordPress account. Which leads me to my next point…
Some WordPress plugins allow you to view (some) Google Analytics data directly inside the WordPress dashboard. I don’t like this for a number of reasons:
This dashboard gives you an overall glimpse of your website traffic. Everything from which geographic areas are visiting your website to your keywords, social media traffic and more.
Probably my favorite Google Analytics dashboard for WordPress, this tells you about your keywords, what search engines visitors use, and tons of other details about your SEO. If you’re looking for more Google Analytics dashboards to measure SEO, hit that link.
I don’t do much social media, but this Google Analytics dashboard measures what social networks are sending you traffic. It also tells you a few things about your content – what content is being shared on social media and what content gets traffic from social media.
Keep your website running smoothly by learning about the technical performance of your WordPress site using this technical analytics dashboard.
What percent of visitors our viewing your content from a mobile device, which mobile device are they using, and how is your website/content performing on those devices? Introducing the mobile analytics dashboard.
If you’re looking for more Google Analytics dashboards for WordPress, here are some links to other helpful resources.
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