If you read my post about Soft vs Hard Bounces you may have noticed that I was trend­ing sin­gle page vis­its. Typ­i­cally, when you are trend­ing a met­ric “sans dimen­sion” (just on its own and not bro­ken down against spe­cific line items in a report) you can look to the trusty Site Met­rics menu for most metrics.

How­ever, some met­rics (Sin­gle Page Vis­its, Aver­age Time Spent, Click-throughs, Cus­tom Link Views, etc.) are not included here.

To trend these met­rics you can sim­ply nav­i­gate in the left-hand menu to Site Met­rics > Cal­cu­lated Met­rics > Man­age Cal­cu­lated Met­rics. From here, choose to define a new met­ric and notice that the miss­ing met­rics I men­tioned ear­lier are in the list of Stan­dard Met­rics. All you need to do is sim­ply cre­ate a new met­ric that is equal to the met­ric you want. When doing this I like to apply some sort of spe­cial char­ac­ter in the name of my met­ric (in this case I’m using brack­ets) so that I can eas­ily dis­tin­guish the new met­ric from the original.

Once you have saved this met­ric it will be avail­able under Site Metrics>Calculated Met­rics and you can then trend to your heart’s content.

Note: you can also use this same approach to trend, in Site­Cat­a­lyst, the stan­dard Prod­uct View event which is typ­i­cally only avail­able within a prod­ucts report and not as a stand-alone trend.

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Rapid Prototyping
Rapid Prototyping

, I was just going to ask you this exact question and here I get the perfect answer and a great add on for Discover!! This is simply a cool tip because it helps you trend some of the metrics not given in the earlier one on the Soft vs. Hard Bounce!! I found the detailed explanation and illustrations so useful and had no trouble following it and the best part is we can use the same approach to trend in SiteCatalyst too!!

Kevin Willeitner
Kevin Willeitner

Hi n-nakajima, In order to do this with the standard product view event in SiteCatalyst you need to first navigate to the products report and then open the Metric Selector and the event will be there.

n-nakajima
n-nakajima

Hi,Kevin I dont see any Product View event in Standard Metrics on the Calculated Metrics Interface.

Kevin Willeitner
Kevin Willeitner

To see the Product View event you need to first navigate to the products report. When you open the Metric Selector from this page you will be able to see Product Views under the standard Metric.