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Dashboard Widget for Homepage Pageviews

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I'm finding it impossible to create what should be the most basic dashboard widget to create: Homepage Pageviews. 

 

I enter in Widget Settings:

  • Graph the following metric over time > "Pageviews"
  • Filter: Only show > "Page"
  • Exactly Matching > https://www.mysite.com

 

This gives no results & these variations didn't work either:

 

If anyone can get this simple widget to work, please let me know the secret!! Thanks!!

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Hi :-)
How is the home page displayed in the Behaviour > Site Content > All pages report?
Unless there is a filter applied to the View, then only the page's Request URI's are reported (the part of the page url after the domain name).
Homepage is often represented in the reports as a / or a specific Request URI such as /index.html (for example)

If yours is represented in reports as a / then try the following:
Only Show - Page - Matches Regex - ^/$


If it something such as /index.html then try Only Show - Page - Exactly Matching - /index.html

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Hi :-)
How is the home page displayed in the Behaviour > Site Content > All pages report?
Unless there is a filter applied to the View, then only the page's Request URI's are reported (the part of the page url after the domain name).
Homepage is often represented in the reports as a / or a specific Request URI such as /index.html (for example)

If yours is represented in reports as a / then try the following:
Only Show - Page - Matches Regex - ^/$


If it something such as /index.html then try Only Show - Page - Exactly Matching - /index.html

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Dashboard Widget for Homepage Pageviews

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Thank you so much Bronwyn!

 

Yes, my index is just " / " , so your suggestion of Regular Expression "^/$" worked like a charm!

 

I'm surprised I couldn't find this answer anywhere on the net. 

 

 

Dashboard Widget for Homepage Pageviews

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Hey sorry for butting in but I am looking for a Google Widget to place on my webpage showing our review percentage out of 5. Help as I have found nothing wheras with tripadvisor they supply the widget ? Hope there is something for me to use. Thanks Bronwyn.

Dashboard Widget for Homepage Pageviews

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Hi @Jim D

 

 

what sort of reviews are you talking about? Google merchant reviews, google my business reviews.. some other sort of google reviews?

 

This is the analytics solutions community for help with google analytics, so I'm a bit of a loss as to where you may start looking for that or if they are even something available.

 

 

 

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Sorry, grabbing at straws here. Not sure how to break in to Google and get
a widget that displays a review score for my establishment. If you could
direct me to the proper area I would appreciate it. Explaining; I own a Bed
& Breakfast and I get really good Google ratings for my business. I just
want to paste something on my business web page displaying my score...which
is a 4.9 out of 5

Dashboard Widget for Homepage Pageviews

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Hi @Jim D :-)

 

Best place to ask would likely be on the Google My Business community, which you can find here:

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Google-My-Business/ct-p/GMB

 

If there are widgets available for that, then they should be able to point you in the right direction to getting one :-))

 

Thanks

Bronwyn

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