How do I get social data using Google Analytics channel grouping?



One thing that used to bug our users was the lack of “social” medium in Google Analytics. Fortunately, the Google Analytics API team frequently updates their tool. They released a new dimension a while back called Channel Grouping (ga:channelGrouping) which represents the view “Channel” in your Google Analytics account.




This metric is available in DashThis by creating a custom widget.

Note that you can also create a filter on this dimension to get, for example, the number of visits for the channel “social”. The dimension would be the following:


» Learn more about Google Analytics default channels