Google Analytics Weekly Email Summary

Google Analytics Weekly Email Summary

New Feature:  Google Analytics Weekly Email Summary

We just a released a new feature that will make it easier than ever to monitor your website traffic -> a Google Analytics Weekly Email Summary.  Whether you are in our free or paid plan, you will receive a weekly email summary of your Google Analytics traffic.

You can expect email like the sample email below.  Of course Site 1, Site 2 and so on will be replaced by the name of your website.  Make sure you select your timezone in your settings page so that we can deliver your email at the correct time.

Every Monday morning, you can expect an email delivered to your inbox with important website traffic data.  The weekly email summary covers the time period from Monday to Sunday of the prior week.

Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time in your settings page, but we know that you’ll find these Google Analytics summaries very valuable.  In a future release, we plan to show the percentage changes over the previous week.

Sample Email

Hello Ben,

Here’s your summary of activity from last week.

* Site 1 had 1,378 sessions, 2,202 page views, 1,125 users, 1.6 pages/session, 90.09 seconds average session duration and 77.21% bounce rate.

* Site 2 had 1 sessions, 2 page views, 1 users, 2 pages/session, 1 seconds average session duration and 0% bounce rate.

* Site 3 had 27 sessions, 105 page views, 18 users, 3.89 pages/session, 371.41 seconds average session duration and 55.56% bounce rate.

* Site 4 had 16 sessions, 20 page views, 16 users, 1.25 pages/session, 10.31 seconds average session duration and 87.5% bounce rate.

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Average Session Duration in Google Analytics

Average Session Duration in Google Analytics

Th average session duration in Google Analytics is an often used metric to understand the engagement of your website audience.  Per Google Analytics, it is calculated as:

Average Session Duration = total duration of all sessions (in seconds) / number of sessions

Engagement Hits on Last Page

As you enter the landing page of SeoHighLighter, for example, Google Analytics tracks the time from the first hit on the landing page to the last hit on the last page you visit.  For example, you start on the landing page, check out the FAQ section, and then find yourself on this blog post.  You read it and navigate back to  Because you left SeoHighLighter, Google Analytics can track the time at which you left this site.

Average Session Duration in GA

You’re Browsing and Leave for Lunch

However, what if you are browsing, for example, landed on the home page and are now reading this post and then leave for lunch.  Google analytics has no clue how long you have spent reading this blog post.

Average Session Duration in Google Analytics

Basically, when you don’t click anything else on my site or navigate away from my site, it stops the session duration at the time you first entered this blog post (assuming it was the last page your are reading on my site and then left for lunch).

Also, if you have high bounce rates, your session duration will drop because, again, GA doesn’t know how long spent reading this post if there is no last engagement to record another point in time.



Top Pages in Google Analytics

Finding Your Top Pages in Google Analytics

Find Your Top Pages in Google Analytics

Find your top pages in Google Analytics easily with this quick guide.

Google Analytics provides tremendous insight about your website visitors and content. One area of Google Analytics that I check constantly is my most popular content and pages. And, of course, you can also review your least popular content.

Understanding your most popular content can help you with your SEO strategy, content refreshes, calls to action, and much more. For your least popular content, it might also be an indication that you need to delete that content altogether, revise your page SEO, or revise the page or post to increase traffic or improve the specific goal for that content.

I’ll walk you through how to find your most popular content with SeoHighLighter and then with Google Analytics.

Finding your Top Pages in Google Analytics with SeoHighLighter

1) Login to SeoHighLighter at

2) Find the site that you would like to check in the navigation pane on the left and click on that site, and then click on “All Traffic.”

Navigation Pane

3) Scroll down slightly until you see the Traffic tabs and then click on Top Pages.

Top Pages in Google Analytics

4) You will see a list of your top pages that you can sort by key metrics.

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The data you can view on this page is below along with their definitions.

Pageviews – defined as a view of a page on your site that is being tracked by the Analytics tracking code. If a user clicks reload after reaching the page, this is counted as an additional pageview. If a user navigates to a different page and then returns to the original page, a second pageview is recorded as well.

Unique Pageviews – aggregates pageviews that are generated by the same user during the same session. A unique pageview represents the number of sessions during which that page was viewed one or more times.

Average Time on Page – the average amount of time users spent on a specified page or screen, or a set of pages or screens.

Entrances – is incremented on the first pageview or screen view hit of a session. In contrast, Sessions is incremented on the first hit of a session, regardless of hit type. Thus, there may be a discrepancy between Entrances and Pageviews or Screen views for properties where the first hit of a session can be an event hit.

Bounce Rate – is a single-page session on your site.

% Exit – For all pageviews to the page, Exit Rate is the percentage that were the last in the session

Page Value – is the average value for a page that a user visited before landing on the goal page or completing an Ecommerce transaction (or both). This value is intended to give you an idea of which page in your site contributed more to your site’s revenue

Finding your Most Popular Content with Google Analytics

1) Login to your Google Analytics account.
2) On the left navigation pane, click on Behavior -> Site Content -> All Pages
3) This will serve a page with a chart and table showing your most popular content.

Social Media Dashboard

Social Media Dashboard

Social Media Dashboard

We just launched our new social media dashboard.  In the video below, we give you a quick overview of the amazing data and insights it can provide about your social media traffic.

Social Media Dashboard in Google Analytics

Google Analytics Social Media Dashboard

Just Released:  Google Analytics Social Media Dashboard

We are excited to announce our latest dashboard that will help social media managers, marketers, and more understand their traffic from social media networks.  Our Google Analytics social media dashboard will quickly get you up to speed on how well your social media efforts are translating into website traffic and which networks perform the best.

Our site is mobile responsive so you can check your dashboards at anytime and from any device.  In real time.

Check out select samples of the social media dashboards below.  We’ll help you answer the following questions and more.

  • Where is my traffic coming from?
  • What social media sites are sending me traffic?
  • How many sessions and users were driven by social media?
  • What social network had the highest bounce?
  • What countries are social media visitors from?
  • And many more!

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Social Media Dashboard: Traffic sources, which social networks, and sessions

Google Analytics Social Media Dashboard

Quickly understand the traffic sources from your website and then which social media networks are sending you traffic.  Then check out session activity based on the date range of your choice.


Social Media Dashboard: Sessions by country (interactive)

Google Analytics Social Media Sessions by Country

Use your mouse to zoom in and out of regions to understand what countries are sending you traffic. Use this to fine tune your ad campaigns.

Social Media Dashboard: Visits by network, bounce rates, goal completions

Social Media Dashboard Google Analytics

Now you can rank your best performing social media networks by sessions and goal completions and also see which network bounces the most.

Check all of your domains with an easy drop down menu

Social Drop Down Menu


Our Google Analytics social media dashboards will help you save time finding the most important data and save you from logging into Google Analytics and searching for the correct information.

Future releases will include dashboards by social media network (i.e Facebook, Twitter, etc.) for a more detailed understanding of your audience.

Guest Blog Posts Wanted

SeoHighLighter is looking for guest blog posts on the topics of Google Analytics and Web Design.  Contact us with your submission and we will post your article (with a link and credits to you) to our blog and promote via Twitter.  We will also promote the first accepted submission through Quuu for huge distribution.


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