Dashboard development update
The dashboard we offer to our customers is in constant development. A lot of work is done behind the screens to make the dashboard run faster or lay the groundwork for new exciting features. Normally you can find these changes on our changelog on the knowledge base but today I wanted to highlight a couple of features that are directly visible in the dashboard.
Improvements in audience-analysis
A lot of customers are doing a lot of channel-comparisons on different segments and want to include the audience-results in their presentations. That was often hard to do if a certain property was not represented in the channel-comparison; the audience-export would then contain a different number of rows, making it hard to stitch the exports together. We fixed this by making sure every value of your audience-property is always included in the audience-overview, even if the number of participants for that value is zero.
Insight into the size of your panel
Every panel has to deal with new participants that start or stop tracking. We also steadily implement better browser support and add adtracking-capabilities for more browsers. These factors affect the actual size of the panel over time. Researchers should take this into account when comparing absolute metrics like unique visitors at different points in time. To help with this we’ve made a new page available where you can view and export the number of active users for any period. You can find this page at Panel > Activity.
Search grids quickly with keyboard-shortcuts
With the last redesign we introduced grids to easily handle large lists of channels in your dashboard. These grids also included a search box to quickly find channels or properties by filtering the grid. We decided to make this even more easier by providing a keyboard-shortcut to access the filter directly. Now if you press the ALT + S combination or just the ‘/’-key the filter is immediately selected and you can start typing to search. We plan on adding more shortcuts to let advanced users quickly navigate the dashboard.
We are always interested in your ideas and feedback for our dashboard. Feel free to get in contact.Menno van der Sman – Developer