The latest addition to our new monitoring portal – Google Analytics overlay

The new user interface for our monitoring service is rapidly heading towards completion. We’re nearing feature parity with the existing interface, and we’re adding plenty of new things too.

To access the new version, simply click on the test tube icon next to your monitoring account name (under “Portal v8 Beta”):

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In the latest release, we’ve made it possible for you to overlay Google Analytics data on three reports: Speed vs Time (Component), Speed vs Time (Severity) and Speed vs Time Object (Component).

Here’s how:

Once you’re in the relevant report, click the “options” button (the cog towards the top-right).

Next, toggle “GOOGLE ANALYTICS” to “ON”. This will prompt you to sign in:

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You might need to unblock pop-ups to make this work. The screen grab below is from Chrome:

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When you sign in for the first time, you’ll need to hit “Accept” when asked if NCC Group Web Performance should be able to view your basic profile and Google Analytics data:

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You can then set the Account, Property and View you’d like to use, as well as the metric you’d like to see. You can also add a filter so that you only see results for a particular URL or path.

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Click on “APPLY”, and you’ll see your chosen metric plotted on the graph:­

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You can preserve these options by clicking “SAVE REPORT PREFERENCES”, towards the bottom of the page:

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We hope you find the growing number of features useful and easy to access, but if you have any feedback (good or bad), please let us know via the feedback tab in the portal.


Drew Post

drewpostDrew is the Product Owner for the new user interface for NCC Group’s monitoring portal.

He’s also not just the brains but also the voice behind the video tutorials that you can access from within the portal.

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