Quick Start - Google Analytics with iGoogle

iGoogle Gadgets display data in a variety of formats including charts and maps, and are used to easily create a personal home page.

Follow these steps to begin using iGoogle Gadgets to display your Google Analytics data.

Setup step: Associate your ShufflePoint account with Google Analytics

If you have not already done so, click the Google Analytics link on the right side of the “My ShufflePoint” page, and follow Google's instructions. Upon granting access and returning to the ShufflePoint site, you should see a list of Google Analytics accounts and profiles which may now be queried using ShufflePoint.
View the tutorial movie.

Step 1: Open the Analytics Query Tool

Log into ShufflePoint, and click “Launch Analytics Query Tool” on the “My ShufflePoint” page.

Step 2: Create a Query

Click on the “Query” tab in the center panel and then copy the following query and paste it into the “Query” area. Once the query has been pasted, click the “Get Results” button on the right.

SELECT
   METRICS ga:uniquePageviews, ga:visits ON COLUMNS
   DIMENSIONS sp:countryCode ON ROWS 
FROM default
WHERE
   TIMEFRAME default
   FILTER ga:country != "United States"
   

The query tool should appear as follows after you click the “Get Results” button.

Step 3: Generate Gadget Data Source URL

Click on the “Google Gadgets” tab and then click the “Generate” button in the lower right of the panel.

The query tool should appear as follows after you click the “Generate” button.
Click the “Copy to Clipboard” button in preparation for pasting the generated URL into iGoogle.

Step 4: Open iGoogle

Sign in to Google by clicking “Sign in” on the upper right of the Google home page. You can use any Google account when following the process below.

Click the “iGoogle” link in the upper right to go to your iGoogle home page. If this is the first time you have used iGoogle, you will be prompted to configure your home page.

Add a new iGoogle tab named ShufflePoint by clicking the drop down button next to the word Home on the left.

Your iGoogle page should appear as follows:

Step 5: Add iGoogle Gadget

Click the “Add stuff»” link on the right to search for gadgets to add. Type “heat map” into the “Search for gadgets” area and click “Search”

iGoogle should appear as follows:

Click the “Add it now” button next to the Heat Map described as the Official Google Gadget. Return to your iGoogle home page by clicking “« Back to iGoogle home” at the top right.

Step 6: Configure iGoogle Gadget

Paste the data source URL copied to the clipboard in Step 3 into the “Data source url” field in the Heat Map gadget's configuration screen. Make the title “World Map without US”.

Change the “Data refresh interval” to “Do not refresh”. Gadgets will show the latest data each time the iGoogle page is loaded.

iGoogle should appear as follows. Click the “Save” button to display the map.

Step 7: Configure iGoogle Tab

The Heat Map gadget requires more space than the default iGoogle layout allows for. Click the drop down button next to the word ShufflePoint on the left and select “Edit this tab”. Change the “Layout” to “1 column” and then click “Save” at the very bottom right.

iGoogle should appear as follows:

Optional Steps

Share your new ShufflePoint tab with other iGoogle users by clicking the drop down button next to the word ShufflePoint on the left and selecting “Share this tab”.

Create a second heat map of the U.S. by following the same steps above except use the this query in Step 2:

SELECT
   METRICS ga:uniquePageviews, ga:visits ON COLUMNS
   DIMENSIONS sp:regionCode ON ROWS
FROM default
WHERE
   TIMEFRAME default
   FILTER ga:country == "United States"
   

In step 5 make the title “US Map”, and change the “Region” to “U.S.A.”. Change the “Data refresh interval” to “Do not refresh”.

In step 6 make the Layout 2 columns.

iGoogle should appear as follows:

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