Google Analytics: Track Individual Behavior in New ‘User Explorer’ Report

Google Analytics: Track Individual Behavior in New ‘User Explorer’ Report

September 8, 2016 4:14 pm

In April 2016, Google Analytics launched a brand new report referred to as “User Explorer.” It permits you to see particular person consumer conduct and interactions together with your website. Each interplay is so as of prevalence and is date and time stamped.

To find the User Explorer report:

  • Login to Google Analytics.
  • In the highest menu, choose the Reporting tab.
  • In the aspect menu, increase Audience > User Explorer.
In the side menu of the Reporting tab, expand Audience > User Explorer

In the aspect menu of the Reporting tab, broaden Audience > User Explorer

Benefits of User Explorer Report

Prior to the User Explorer report, you wanted session recording software, resembling Clicktale or Mouseflow, to see this degree of element. While the report doesn’t exchange that software, it does present an in depth-degree of perception.

Below is what you initially see whenever you view the report. Client IDs are on the left aspect. Each shopper ID represents an nameless, distinctive identifier that's related to a consumer. On the correct is the variety of periods generated by the customers. On the far proper are three columns of knowledge that present:

  • Revenue generated;
  • Number of transactions;
  • Goal conversion price for that consumer.

The report is pre-sorted by the variety of periods in descending order. You can change the type order of the report by clicking on the column heading. My choice is to view the report by variety of transactions or objective-conversion fee in descending order in order that I can see the very best valued customers on the prime.

This User Explorer report is sorted by the number of sessions in descending order.

This User Explorer report is sorted by the variety of periods in descending order. Click picture to enlarge.

Most Google Analytics reviews present knowledge at an combination degree. But analyzing knowledge on the particular person degree can present superb insights. For instance, you possibly can troubleshoot a problem inside your buying cart journey or checkout web page.

To do that, I’ll phase the customers that dropped off within the “Review” step and didn't full a purchase order.

In this example, 174 users dropped off in the "Review" step of checking out.

In this instance, 174 customers dropped off within the “Review” step of testing.

To apply a phase to the User Explorer report, click on on “Add Segment” above the report. Next, outline a customized phase, to filter all periods that seen the “revieworder.html” web page and didn't full the acquisition aim.

  • Give the phase a reputation. I’ll use “Purchase Not Completed” for this instance.
  • Change the dimension to “Page.” Set the situation to “matches regex.” Enter the web page identify within the textbox for the evaluation order web page.
  • Select the “Purchase Completed (Goal M Completions)” and set this equal to zero.
  • Click “Save.”
Segment the User Explorer report to see specifics of user drop-off.

Segment the User Explorer report back to see specifics of consumer drop off. Click picture to enlarge.

After making use of the phase to the report, you will notice the listing of Client IDs that seen the “revieworder.html” web page and didn't full the acquisition objective. Applying segments is important for benefitting from the User Explorer’ report. It’s unreasonable to assume you'll be able to evaluate each consumer interplay. Segments can filter the info that you actually need to research.

Once you segment the report, you will see a list of Client IDs that did not complete the purchase.

Once you phase the report, you will notice an inventory of Client IDs that didn't full the acquisition. Click picture to enlarge.

User Report

When you click on any Client ID on the report, you will notice the small print for that consumer. Near the highest are the whole variety of periods, common session period, and income. On the left, are the acquisition date and acquisition channel. This represents when the consumer first visited your website and by what channel — natural search, direct, and so forth.

Lastly, it's going to record the gadget sort of the consumer — desktop, cellular, pill. The nitty-gritty of this report is the vast, detailed part displaying every session and the interactions inside these periods. You can increase every session by clicking on it or clicking “Expand All.”

The User Report shows total number of sessions, average duration, and revenue.

The User Report exhibits complete variety of periods, common period, and income. Click picture to enlarge.

Interactions

Below is the detailed report of interactions in descending order.

  • Page view interplay: View the web page title and URL.
  • Goal interplay: View the objective identify.
  • Ecommerce interplay for a checkout: View the product code and product identify.

You can filter this report by several types of interactions (e-commerce, periods, objectives, and pageviews). You can change the type order. Near the highest and on the appropriate, it lists the whole variety of interplay for every sort (e-commerce, periods, objectives, and pageviews).

A detailed report of interactions in descending order.

A detailed report of interactions in descending order. Click picture to enlarge.

User ID

If you enabled the User ID view on Google Analytics, you will notice User IDs listed for every consumer within the “User Explorer” report within the User ID view.

If enabled, User ID view will show IDs listed for each user in the User Explorer report.

If enabled, User ID view will present IDs listed for every consumer within the User Explorer report. Click picture to enlarge.

The largest benefit of viewing the User Explorer report by User ID is you can view the consumer engagement throughout units and browsers.

The User Explorer report makes it easy to view engagement across devices.

The User Explorer report makes it straightforward to view engagement throughout units. Click picture to enlarge.

Final Thoughts

The User Explorer report is an massive leap ahead for corporations utilizing free Google Analytics. Those utilizing Google Analytics 360 (previously often known as Google Analytics Premium) have further choices. They can allow BigQuery to export this knowledge, which provides seemingly limitless choices.


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