How to Get Your Google Analytics Reports E-mailed to You Weekly-Ten Steps to Getting Automated Analytics Reports

Thu, Jan 13, 2011


How to Get Your Google Analytics Reports E-mailed to You Weekly

By: Bonnie Worthington
How many times have you forgotten to check your Google Analytics account at the beginning of the week or each morning to see how your website performed the day or week before? Because we are all so busy, many of us forget to check. If you manage multiple clients like I do, or want to be a more hands-on website owner, then you might want to consider getting your Google Analytics reports emailed to you on a regular basis, so you don’t have to log into your account to view your reports as often as you require. You can choose daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly reporting.

Google Analytics automated reporting is a wonderful way to share information about accounts you manage with multiple people who need reporting without giving them access to all of your data in your analytics account. Be careful not to inundate yourself or others with automated reports if your email has space limits. Also remember that your reports only show data up to the day before the report is sent. In other words, if you choose the weekly option, your report will be mailed to you each Monday, however, it will only contain information from the previous Monday through Sunday, week. You can automate your reporting by doing the following:

1. Log into your Google Analytics account.
2. Click “view reports” under the settings column for the site you want to track. (The Google Analytics Profile Dashboard appears).
3. Navigate to the report that you want to have emailed to you on a regular basis. If this report isn’t already showing up on your dashboard, click the little dashboard icon up in the top margin of the report so that report gets included on your dashboard.
4. Once you have loaded all of the reports you want to see onto your dashboard, go back to your dashboard and click E-mail under the dashboard report title. The set up E-mail
5. Click “Schedule.”
6. Make sure the “Send to Me” check-box is checked.
7. You can add a subject and description if you like.
8. Select the file format you want to receive (PDF, XML, CVS, and TSV files)
9. Select your date-range interval (daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly).
10. Click Schedule. That’s all there is to it.

If you need to add additional recipients at a later date, or edit and delete recipients, you can do that by clicking E-mail on the left side menu of any page of your Analytics reports (under customized reporting). The “manage schedule emails” page comes up. From here, select the schedule you want to edit, or just click the trash icon across from the schedule you want to remove. The changes you make become effective immediately.
With its automated reporting options, Google has made continued use of its free and helpful products easy for busy people like you.

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