Blog Post: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. Author: Date Created:May 19, 2010 Date Published: Headline:Discover Tip: Trending Metrics That Are Not Under Site Metrics. Social Counts: Keywords: Publisher:Adobe Image:https://blogs.adobe.com/digitalmarketing/wp-content/uploads/no-image/no-image.jpg

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.