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Working with the Siteimprove Report template in Google Data Studio (GDS)

Modified on: Mon, 14 Feb, 2022 at 10:01 AM

When you connect Siteimprove to Google Data Studio (GDS) you are presented with the Siteimprove Report template. See "Siteimprove Google Data Studio connector and reports" for information on setting up the connection.

You may want to customize or edit the template to suit your needs.

You can’t edit the original default template, but you can copy it to create your own dashboard and edit the data. This article explains how to copy the template and link data sources in your new reports. 

Note: Siteimprove provides the functionality to incorporate Siteimprove data within GDS. We are happy to help with questions regarding configuring the integration but do not provide support or product help for GDS. This article gives an example of how you could use Siteimprove data in GDS.

Copying the Siteimprove report template

Click on the Siteimprove report template from the GDS reports table to open it.

From the main menu bar, click on the copy button to make a copy.

Make_Copy_of_Siteimprove_Report_template

This will open the “Copy this report” modal. Here, you need to select Siteimprove as the New Data Source for the first 2 options and click “Copy Report”

Copy_this_report

This will open a copy of the report in a new tab.

The copied report consists of 3 pages:

  • Overview - Getting started
  • Account overview dashboard
  • Site overview dashboard

You can switch between the pages of the report using the Pages menu item. 

Once you have copied the template, some of your widgets may not be connected to data sources and instead display a “See details” message.

Follow the steps in the next paragraph to connect widget data sources for each page in the report.

New_Siteimprove_Report_template

Editing GDS dashboard report pages

You can edit report pages to change which metrics are shown or to connect to a data source.

For example, if a reporting widget shows a “See details” message, you'll need to connect the data sources.

To do this, click on the “Edit” button on the top menu bar to open the reporting editor.

Edit_report

Once the Editor has loaded, click on the widget you want to fix. This will bring up the editor sidebar. On this sidebar, click on the “Data” tab to access the widget’s dimensions and metrics.

You also have the option to choose different dimensions and metrics to be shown in the widget.


Connecting_GDS_reports_to_data_source

Dimension and metrics

You can add/edit data to a report using dimensions and metrics. You'll find useful information regarding dimension and metrics in the Google article "Model your data - Configure the dimensions and metrics used in visualizations [Google link]"

The table and images below show the dimension and metrics used by default on each page of the Siteimprove GDS Report templates.

More information on Siteimprove data available in GDS can be found in the "Siteimprove GDS Data model PDF".

Overview - Getting started

You can review the tables below and screenshots of the reports to see which dimensions, control fields, metrics, and sorting options are applied to the template charts. The steps in the charts shown in this article correspond to the numbering of the charts on the screenshots. Reviewing this information is useful when configuring custom charts in reports you may create.


Report Page 1 Overview Getting Started including items listed in the table afterwards



StepData SourceDimensionControl FieldMetricSort
1Siteimprove Content Site: NamePage (count)-
2Siteimprove -Content Site (count)-
3Siteimprove -Page (count)-
4Siteimprove  Content Site: DCI score (Avg)Content Site: DCI score (Avg)
5Siteimprove -Content Site: DCI score (Avg) 
6SiteimproveContent Site: Name Content Site: QA score (Avg)Content Site: QA score (Avg)
Content Site: QA UX score (Avg)
Content Site: QA content score (Avg)
Content Site: QA freshness score (Avg)
Content Site: QA security score (Avg)


Account overview dashboard Account overview dashboard


StepData SourceDimensionControl FieldMetricSort
1Siteimprove Content Site: NamePage (count) 
2Siteimprove  Content Site (count) 
3Siteimprove  Content Site: DCI (Avg) 
4Siteimprove  Content Site: QA score (Avg) 
5Siteimprove  Content Site: QA content score (Avg) 
6Siteimprove  Content Site: QA freshness score (Avg) 
7Siteimprove  Page (count) 
8Siteimprove  Page: DCI score (Avg) 
9Siteimprove  Content Site: QA security score (Avg) 
10Siteimprove  Content Site: QA UX (Avg) 
11SiteimproveContent Site: Name Content Site: QA score (Avg)Content Site: QA score (Avg)
Content Site: QA UX score (Avg)
Content Site: QA content score (Avg)
Content Site: QA freshness score (Avg)
Content Site: QA security score (Avg)
12SiteimproveContent Site: Name X - Content Site: DCI score (Avg)Content Site: DCI score (Avg)
Y - Content QA score (Avg)

Site overview dashboard

Report Page 3 - Site overview_dashboard including items listed in the table afterwards


StepData SourceDimensionControl FieldMetricSort
1Siteimprove Content Site: NamePage (count) 
2Siteimprove  Content Site: DCI score (Avg) 
3Siteimprove Find individual page (case sensitive)Content Site: DCI (Avg) 
4Siteimprove Page: H1 missing  
5Siteimprove Markup  
6Siteimprove Page: Multiple H1s  
7Siteimprove 1+ meta description  
8SiteimprovePage: Title AAA FailuresPage (count)
DateBroken links
1+ H1sNo-Alt Imgs
No H1Views
1+ MetaDCI Score
MarkupQA Score

More Resources to Help Get Started on Creating Your Own Customized Report

As well as exploring the configuration of the example report provided by Siteimprove, you can learn about setting up reports from articles in GDS Help Center.

Here are links to some useful GDS Help Center resources:

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Working with the Siteimprove Report template in Google Data Studio (GDS)

Modified on: Mon, 14 Feb, 2022 at 10:01 AM

When you connect Siteimprove to Google Data Studio (GDS) you are presented with the Siteimprove Report template. See "Siteimprove Google Data Studio connector and reports" for information on setting up the connection.

You may want to customize or edit the template to suit your needs.

You can’t edit the original default template, but you can copy it to create your own dashboard and edit the data. This article explains how to copy the template and link data sources in your new reports. 

Note: Siteimprove provides the functionality to incorporate Siteimprove data within GDS. We are happy to help with questions regarding configuring the integration but do not provide support or product help for GDS. This article gives an example of how you could use Siteimprove data in GDS.

Copying the Siteimprove report template

Click on the Siteimprove report template from the GDS reports table to open it.

From the main menu bar, click on the copy button to make a copy.

Make_Copy_of_Siteimprove_Report_template

This will open the “Copy this report” modal. Here, you need to select Siteimprove as the New Data Source for the first 2 options and click “Copy Report”

Copy_this_report

This will open a copy of the report in a new tab.

The copied report consists of 3 pages:

  • Overview - Getting started
  • Account overview dashboard
  • Site overview dashboard

You can switch between the pages of the report using the Pages menu item. 

Once you have copied the template, some of your widgets may not be connected to data sources and instead display a “See details” message.

Follow the steps in the next paragraph to connect widget data sources for each page in the report.

New_Siteimprove_Report_template

Editing GDS dashboard report pages

You can edit report pages to change which metrics are shown or to connect to a data source.

For example, if a reporting widget shows a “See details” message, you'll need to connect the data sources.

To do this, click on the “Edit” button on the top menu bar to open the reporting editor.

Edit_report

Once the Editor has loaded, click on the widget you want to fix. This will bring up the editor sidebar. On this sidebar, click on the “Data” tab to access the widget’s dimensions and metrics.

You also have the option to choose different dimensions and metrics to be shown in the widget.


Connecting_GDS_reports_to_data_source

Dimension and metrics

You can add/edit data to a report using dimensions and metrics. You'll find useful information regarding dimension and metrics in the Google article "Model your data - Configure the dimensions and metrics used in visualizations [Google link]"

The table and images below show the dimension and metrics used by default on each page of the Siteimprove GDS Report templates.

More information on Siteimprove data available in GDS can be found in the "Siteimprove GDS Data model PDF".

Overview - Getting started

You can review the tables below and screenshots of the reports to see which dimensions, control fields, metrics, and sorting options are applied to the template charts. The steps in the charts shown in this article correspond to the numbering of the charts on the screenshots. Reviewing this information is useful when configuring custom charts in reports you may create.


Report Page 1 Overview Getting Started including items listed in the table afterwards



StepData SourceDimensionControl FieldMetricSort
1Siteimprove Content Site: NamePage (count)-
2Siteimprove -Content Site (count)-
3Siteimprove -Page (count)-
4Siteimprove  Content Site: DCI score (Avg)Content Site: DCI score (Avg)
5Siteimprove -Content Site: DCI score (Avg) 
6SiteimproveContent Site: Name Content Site: QA score (Avg)Content Site: QA score (Avg)
Content Site: QA UX score (Avg)
Content Site: QA content score (Avg)
Content Site: QA freshness score (Avg)
Content Site: QA security score (Avg)


Account overview dashboard Account overview dashboard


StepData SourceDimensionControl FieldMetricSort
1Siteimprove Content Site: NamePage (count) 
2Siteimprove  Content Site (count) 
3Siteimprove  Content Site: DCI (Avg) 
4Siteimprove  Content Site: QA score (Avg) 
5Siteimprove  Content Site: QA content score (Avg) 
6Siteimprove  Content Site: QA freshness score (Avg) 
7Siteimprove  Page (count) 
8Siteimprove  Page: DCI score (Avg) 
9Siteimprove  Content Site: QA security score (Avg) 
10Siteimprove  Content Site: QA UX (Avg) 
11SiteimproveContent Site: Name Content Site: QA score (Avg)Content Site: QA score (Avg)
Content Site: QA UX score (Avg)
Content Site: QA content score (Avg)
Content Site: QA freshness score (Avg)
Content Site: QA security score (Avg)
12SiteimproveContent Site: Name X - Content Site: DCI score (Avg)Content Site: DCI score (Avg)
Y - Content QA score (Avg)

Site overview dashboard

Report Page 3 - Site overview_dashboard including items listed in the table afterwards


StepData SourceDimensionControl FieldMetricSort
1Siteimprove Content Site: NamePage (count) 
2Siteimprove  Content Site: DCI score (Avg) 
3Siteimprove Find individual page (case sensitive)Content Site: DCI (Avg) 
4Siteimprove Page: H1 missing  
5Siteimprove Markup  
6Siteimprove Page: Multiple H1s  
7Siteimprove 1+ meta description  
8SiteimprovePage: Title AAA FailuresPage (count)
DateBroken links
1+ H1sNo-Alt Imgs
No H1Views
1+ MetaDCI Score
MarkupQA Score

More Resources to Help Get Started on Creating Your Own Customized Report

As well as exploring the configuration of the example report provided by Siteimprove, you can learn about setting up reports from articles in GDS Help Center.

Here are links to some useful GDS Help Center resources:

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