Google Analytics Data Now Accessible From Your Google+ Page Dashboard

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Google Analytics Data Now Accessible From Your Google+ Page Dashboard

Daniel Waisberg, Analytics Advocate at Google, broke the news on his Google+ page yesterday that Google Analytics data can now be viewed from your Google+ Page dashboard.

Pretty cool new addition to Google+ Page dashboards: if your page is linked to a website that has Google Analytics you can now view your monthly metrics (and comparison to last month) from your Google+ dashboard!

By the sound of this announcement, there’s absolutely no extra work needed other than linking your Google+ Page to your website. If the website connected to your Google+ page has analytics installed, then voila, a card with Google Analytics data will be added to your page. It looks something like this:

google plus analytics

You get three key metrics from the past 30 days at a glance including new visits, unique visitors and pageviews. What’s also key is you get a quick look at the percent of change compared to the previous month. If you need more info, there’s a convenient link to your full Google Analytics report.

The card comes with a helpful tool tip, which states:

This card shows Google Analytics data for the website associated with your Google+ page. To change the card view, please configure the default view under your Google Analytics property.

So the data that appears on the card cannot be changed within Google+, you have to go into Google Analytics to do that.

Just to be clear, this feature is only available on individual Google+ company pages, not personal pages. It sure would be useful if you could log into Google+ and get analytics information for websites you own, especially if you own multiple sites. That option isn’t available at this time, but hopefully some time in the future.

Matt Southern
Matt Southern has been the lead news writer at Search Engine Journal since 2013. His passion for helping people in all aspects of online marketing... Read Full Bio
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