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Improve "default metrics" selection

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02-06-2010

Currently, you have extremely limited options when choosing the default metrics to display in conversion reports:

 

"Default metrics show up in all Conversion reports upon login, or until a new set of metrics are selected. Only one report suite's Default Metrics can be updated at a time. This tool does not guarantee the order of events listed below. The order in which default metrics are selected may not be the order in which they are shown after being saved."

 

I think that the following changes could make the feature a lot more powerful for everyone:

 

1) It should be possible to update more than 1 reportsuite metrics in a single action (like all other report settings in the admin console!!!)

 

2) All metrics available for the selected report suites should be available for selections, which means:

  •  adding calculated metrics as an option (always nice to be able to display AOV or conversion rate by default...)
  • adding the Unique Visitors metrics (for some reasons, at the moment Visits can be selected but not Unique Visitors...)

3) Most importantly, it should be possible to select the display order of the metrics... Not having that option is more than annoying, it makes the whole feature quite useless as it makes no sense to display the metrics in a random order (which also impacts the sorting metrics as it takes the 1st display metric to sort the data, though you DO NOT CONTROL which display metrics comes first.....)

 

These 3 updates would make the Default metrics option a very useful feature, as the current limitations are unfortunately too important to make it used by many.

6 Comments

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Level 2

14-06-2010

I'd like to add one more - add "instances" and "searches" as alternative default options. Reports where "visits" are not relavent (like the search engine report or custom conversions), I always have to change the default metric from "revenue" to either "instances" or "searches". Why revenue is even considered the primary default I'll never know. It makes sense for ecommerce sites, but many sites are not ecommerce driven.

 

Thanks,

 

Gabi

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Employee

07-04-2011

Items 2 and 3 are available in SiteCatalyst 15. Admins can set default metrics per report. Item number 1 is under consideration. Thanks for submitting!

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Level 1

01-12-2013

Bret says:

 


"Status changed to: Partially Implemented

Items 2 and 3 are available in SiteCatalyst 15. Admins can set default metrics per report. Item number 1 is under consideration. Thanks for submitting!"

But Item 3 isn't an option in SC15 at all, it has the caveat 

 

"Default metrics show up in all Conversion reports upon login, or until a new set of metrics are selected. Only one report suite's Default Metrics can be updated at a time. This tool does not guarantee the order of events listed below. The order in which default metrics are selected may not be the order in which they are shown after being saved."

 

This is a major defect in my opimnion (as is the ability to alter the default metrics for multiple report suites.

 

Is this item still open?