Google announced today, four new real-time widgets that can be plugged into any new or existing Google-Analytics Dashboard, marking the first time real-time data has been possible in a dashboard widget.
Allowing users to perform many types of real-time analysis at a glance, the widgets can be combined and customized with different filters to segment and compare data side by side. Users can also set-up real-time and non real-time widgets on the same dashboard.
To set-up a Real-time widget, users click the +Add Widget menu option from the Google-Analytics dashboard.
Once a widget has been added, users can select Counter, Timeline, Geomap or Table from the Real-time section. The widget’s settings and filters can be customized to pull data most relevant to the user.
Once the widget has been saved, users will be able to access Real-time data at a glance from their dashboards.