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Google Analytics For Your Profile

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 4:40 PM
Beta Testers can now use Google Analytics on their profile! Using Google Analytics, members now have access to comprehensive statistics about their deviantART profile, artwork, Journals, galleries, and collections. 

Screen Shot 2014-01-22 at 11.49.39 AM by danlev

Here's just a small sample of some of the stats you can see with this:
  • Real-time traffic to your content
  • Visitor stats (new visitors, returning visitors, time spent on pages, number of pages viewed, bounce rates.)
  • Traffic charts
  • Traffic demographics
  • See where your visitors are coming from
  • Top social networks sending you traffic
    • Individual posts on those social networks
  • Search engine keywords people are using to find your profile and content
  • Your content with the most traffic

Analytics by danlev
Various example reports and visualizations of a deviant's audience.

Set Up Analytics For Your Profile

Google Analytics is an advanced tool that may take time to understand if you have never used the platform.

To set up Google Analytics for your profile, you will need to allow Google Analytics to start tracking your profile:
  1. Visit the new "Google Analytics" section of your General Settings
  2. Follow the instructions on how to set up your Google Analytics account.
  3. Follow the instructions on how to find your Google Analytics Tracking ID.
  4. Insert your Tracking ID and click save. Google Analytics is now tracking your profile!
  5. Visit Google Analytics. (Note that Google Analytics' default date range is set to yesterday. You'll have to adjust the date range if you want to see data from today.)
  6. To confirm that it's properly recording your traffic, you can select "Real-Time" to see live traffic stats. (Where do I find this?)
Note: Past traffic data will not be available; you will only be able to see traffic recorded after you have enabled the feature.

Try it out!

If you encounter any unexpected behaviour, please submit a ticket to the Google Analytics project in the devBUG Issue Tracker; if you have any questions or concerns, please let us know in a comment on this article!

Beta Testers, you can now connect Google Analytics to your Profile, bringing access to comprehensive statistics about your deviantART profile, artwork, and more!
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owlity Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
I set up the tracking code and for some reason, it's not reading it! :noes:
wreckling Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014   Writer
Hi there! If you're still running into problems with this, please file a bug report at the Help Desk! :)
FeralWings Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice to see! I've gotten it set up and it works perfectly, and very up to date (tested it with a friend and the info is there within seconds. Interesting to have analytics, though I can't make much use of it as a rather unknown person :P)
eldris Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this still in beta or is it released now? It's just, I'm not convinced the referrals showing on my Analytics are actually for my stuff at all. I've checked the pages Analytics says referred people to my dA but none link to my pages at all, but DO have links to other people's dA pages. Is it at all possible either dA is somehow putting my tracker on other people's pages, or Google are getting it wrong? Or does it still count if someone goes referral site -> someone's dA page -> my dA page?

Most have some element of dynamic content so possibly something linking to me was removed, but this site was showing up in my referrals and no way would I have been linked to from there: He does link to his dA though.
wreckling Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014   Writer
It's released for Premium Members. It's possible that some of the referral links come from More Like This results, or posts on Tumblr; however, if you're finding that a substantial amount of the results don't seem to match up, feel free to file a report at the Help Desk about it. :)
hillaryault Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
I think this will be nice to have as an option, especially for portfolio hopefully in the future. A very easy tutorial might be nice. I was just trying to add a filter to remove my phone from getting tracked and had a hard time with the IP address.
skimlines Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
JHTriune Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How old are these analytic example pics?  The analytic site looks completely different.
danlev Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, they gave it an overhaul a few weeks after.
Stygma Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting. It's very clear now that the visits to my page are a direct reaction to my own dA activities. :)
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