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Track Changes Over Time

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I'd like to track the following metrics for my new site, but I'm not sure how. Any help would be appreciated!

 

  • Average number of sessions per hour (week over week change)
  • Average number of sessions per day (week over week change)

 

 

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Hi Maria,

 

I created a custom report for you. Here you can get it: https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=mneZEqG5QTipycpL0uf51A

 

Here you can change the report (Hourly/Daily or both):

 

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Hope this helps.

 

Cheers,

Taavi

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Hi Maria,

 

I created a custom report for you. Here you can get it: https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=mneZEqG5QTipycpL0uf51A

 

Here you can change the report (Hourly/Daily or both):

 

change report.png

 

 

Hope this helps.

 

Cheers,

Taavi

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Thanks! Any way I can add this to my custom dashboard, though? I would like to view this as a widget on my dashboard and not as a custom report.

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Yes. Here you go: https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=VaaE1CHETOaT5wOD3eWV8A

 

Here you'll see those settings as well so you can add those widgets to you existing dashboard:

 

 

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Let me know Maria if you have any further questions.

 

Cheers,

Taavi

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The problem is that I would like to see:

 

the average number of sessions per hour over the course of a week, compared week over week

 

 

So, for example:
Week 1: Average 1 session per hour

Week 2: Average 100 sessions per hour

Week 3: Average 1000 sessions per hour

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Maria, you can change the date range and compare the different weeks as well:

 

date range change.png

 

 

I created a bit better widgets for you as well. Take a look: https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=MvbbXiIuRx6XSwxLR7BLmA

 

Hope this helps.

Taavi

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Got it! Thanks, Taavi, this is great.

 

Last question: I notice that the "sessions per hour" is aggregated over the total date range. For example, the number of sessions at 12:00 is the SUM of all sessions at 12:00 over the course of the week. Is there any way I can make the sessions an average of all sessions at 12:00 over the course of a week?