Start tracking your progress
Trailhead Home
Trailhead Home

Get to Know the Journey Analytics Dashboard in Marketing Cloud

Learning Objectives

After completing this unit, you’ll be able to:

  • Discuss reports and components of the Journey Analytics dashboard.
  • Use and Customize Engagement Reports on the Overview tab.
  • Use and Customize Content Reports on the Content tab.
Note

Note

This unit is available for anyone to take, however, to access the Journey Analytics Dashboard all customers must have implemented Analytics 360 and a Marketing Cloud account with Journey Builder enabled and in addition purchase and setup the Google Analytics 360 Integration SKU for Marketing Cloud.

Meet the New Journey Analytics Dashboard

Wouldn’t it be great if you could go to one place to find out if and how consumers are engaging with your messages and content across channels?

With the integration of Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Google Analytics 360, you can now access cross-channel and content engagement data for each customer journey in Journey Builder. This lets you track your marketing campaign’s effectiveness easily.

Journey Analytics Dashboard with Email Performance, Goals, and Site Usage Tiles

Note

Note

Analytics are reported at the aggregate journey level. In order to get a broader (that is, all website traffic) or more granular (that is, performance of a specific email send) view you have to access channel-specific reports in Marketing Cloud or Google Analytics 360.

So, to help you unlock the power and insights of the new dashboard, let’s drill into each of the following components further.

  • Google Analytics Goal tile
  • Email Performance tile
  • Google Analytics Ecommerce tile
  • Google Analytics Usage tile
  • Google Analytics Content tab

Google Analytics Goal Tile

This tile displays completed activity for the referral traffic on your website generated by Marketing Cloud messages and journeys so you can gain insight into how Marketing Cloud referrals contribute to the overall success of your marketing strategy.

Analytics 360 powered Goals Tile

View metrics like: 

  • Goal completions
  • Goal value
  • Goal completion rate
  • Abandonment rate

What Is a Goal?

Goals measure how well your site or app fulfills your target objectives. A goal represents a completed activity, called a conversion, that contributes to the success of your business.


Examples of Goals

  • A purchase on an ecommerce site
  • Submitting a contact information form to a marketing or lead generation web page
  • Completing a brand or customer satisfaction survey
  • Leaving a website review

Email Performance Tile

View essential Marketing Cloud email performance metrics aggregated for each journey in the Journey Analytics dashboard.

Email Performance tile powered by Marketing Cloud

For example, monitor how effective you are at reaching your subscribers’ inboxes with email delivery rate or how your messages are resonating with unique open rate and unique clicks.

Learn more about what email metrics you can view in this article.

Google Analytics Ecommerce Tile

At some point, you’re going to want to find out whether your emails are resonating with users. Want to know how opens and clicks are translating to conversions and revenue for commerce-oriented brands? Go ahead and click the Ecommerce tile for that.

Analytics 360-powered Ecommerce tile

View metrics like: 

  • Revenue
  • Transactions
  • Average order value
  • Ecommerce conversion rate

Google Analytics Site Usage Tile

So your offer worked! Your user has clicked all the way to the website. Now it’s time to get new insights about how their engaging your brand on the website. View the Site Usage tile to find out how many email subscribers stuck around and browsed, how many pages they viewed, or even how many subscribers left as soon as they entered the site.

Analytics 360 powered Site Usage Tile

View metrics like:

  • Pageviews
  • Sessions
  • Pages/Session
  • Bounce rate

Google Analytics Content Tab

Now it’s time to move beyond vanity metrics, like click-through rates, to get a snapshot of how your content is influencing engagement and buying decisions after the click.

Note

Note

This tab is available only to Marketing Cloud customers using Journey Builder and the Content Builder tool to create and manage content. Content metrics are aggregated across all journey versions. 

To view metrics, go to the Journey Analytics dashboard, click the Content tab, and view the All Content tile.

Content Tab with performance metrics and thumbnail hover

The tile is presented as a table with each row representing an individual piece of content within the journey. (Note: Only those pieces of content that link out to external content are considered.)

View up to 14 metrics to add as columns and customize your reporting view.

  • Content Name (Preset Dimension)
  • Content Type (Preset Dimension)
  • Unique Pageviews
  • Goal Conversion Rate
  • Goal Completions
  • Average Search (Page) Depth
  • Average Session Duration
  • Abandoned Goal
  • Goal Value
  • Product Revenue
  • Pageviews
  • Average Order Value
  • Ecommerce Conversion Rate
  • Users

Want to explore more about the metrics in the Google Analytics 360 reports? Check out this article.

Customize Your Dashboard

Now that you know how to access these reports and views in one place, it’s time to customize the Journey Analytics dashboard to your team’s needs.

Here are some ways you can do that. 

Select your date range view: Choose from preset date ranges or set your own custom date range.

Journey Analytics dashboard with Custom Date Range selector

Compare data over time: Select between two date ranges to compare marketing performance over time.

Journey Analytics dashboard showing date comparison

Collapse tiles you don’t need.

Journey Analytics dashboard with collapsed Site Usage and Ecommerce Tiles

And reorder tiles so that the most important reports appear first.

Reordering the Goals tile to the top position of the Journey Analytics dashboard

Resources

retargeting