Tag: Plugin


What is The Best Excel Plugin to Create a Google Analytics Dashboard? None!

August 20th, 2013 — 2:18pm

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Most SEO / SEM / Web agencies, and even internal marketing departments, we know of used to work with Excel when they had to create a dashboard or a report.

That job was boring and painful. Mostly copy pasting data from Google Analytics and Adwords. Then playing with the data to create some formulas and trying to display it nicely.

What a pain in the neck! You know a little on the matter, don’t you?

Excel is a great and porwerful tool. But creating reports and dashboards for Google Analytics and Adwords using Excel is like killing a fly with a bazooka. Some people created very nice plugins to import Google Analytics and Adwords data into Excel. But this still is a bazooka you are dealing with.

No need for the zillions of features you have in Excel.

The end user, your client or boss, need an executive report. A quick view of their performance. And you, the agency, need a quick way to present the results without spending too much time.

That’s why we built DashThis: Generate Business, not reports!

Connect Adwords, Google Analytics, Facebook and many more easily. Create reports and dashboard in seconds. Re-use all this stuff every month. Just add your comments and voilà!

Rinse and repeat.

» See how our Web based dashboards are simpler than Excel

Stéphane has been working on business Web projects for more than 15 years. He has a computer science degree and a MBA specialized in e-commerce from Laval University in Quebec City. That also explains why his writing can sound weird: He is a French Canadian!

View his LinkedIn profile or email Stephane: stephane@dashthis.com

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Stop Wasting Time with Excel for your Google Analytics Dashboards

July 20th, 2013 — 1:35pm

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Are you using Excel to create reports and dashboards for your clients? I guess you spend hours copy-pasting tables, graphs and data from Google Analytics? If you are really good at it, you must be using an Excel plugin like Excellent Analytics (which is really great by the way).

Have ever calculated how many hours you spend creating reports in Excel? For what at the end? To give your client an executive report?

You don’t need all this hardware. Excel is a very powerful tool, but frankly, what most people need is a simple reporting solution to streamline their reporting process and to slash the time it takes every month.

That’s why we built DashThis: Generate Business, not reports!

Connect Adwords, Google Analytics, Facebook and many more easily. Create reports and dashboard in seconds. Re-use all this stuff every month. Just add your comments and voilà!

Rinse and repeat.

» See how our Web based dashboards are simpler than Excel

Stéphane has been working on business Web projects for more than 15 years. He has a computer science degree and a MBA specialized in e-commerce from Laval University in Quebec City. That also explains why his writing can sound weird: He is a French Canadian!

View his LinkedIn profile or email Stephane: stephane@dashthis.com

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Why Excel isn’t the Best Solution for Your Adwords and Google Analytics Dashboards

June 20th, 2013 — 2:50pm

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Is Excel the right tool to create reports and dashboards for a SEO / SEM / Web agency. Even if you can add some plugins to import data from Google Analytics and Adowrds?

Let’s answer that by a question:

How much time do you spend on Excel creating dashboards and reports for your clients?

Probably several hours per month. Isn’t it? That’s why.

Most SEO / SEM / Web agencies, and even internal marketing departments, we know of used to work with Excel when they had to create a dashboard or a report.

Copy. Paste. Arrange. Align. Add comments in small cells. Learn how to create macros. Pivot tables. Add complicated graphs. Create PDF…

What a pain in the neck! You know a little on the matter, don’t you?

Excel is a great and porwerful tool. But creating reports and dashboards for Google Analytics and Adwords using Excel is like taking your car to get your car to get the newspaper at the doorstep.

No need for zillions of features.

What you need is a quick and easy way of handing nice white labeled reports to your clients.

That’s why we built DashThis: Generate Business, not reports!

Connect Adwords, Google Analytics, Facebook and many more easily. Create reports and dashboard in seconds. Re-use all this stuff every month. Just add your comments and voilà!

Rinse and repeat.

» See how our Web based dashboards are simpler than Excel

Stéphane has been working on business Web projects for more than 15 years. He has a computer science degree and a MBA specialized in e-commerce from Laval University in Quebec City. That also explains why his writing can sound weird: He is a French Canadian!

View his LinkedIn profile or email Stephane: stephane@dashthis.com

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