How to use the dashboard

The analytics dashboard has been designed to gather useful metrics about a web page with just a few simple pieces of information.

What you will need

To use the dashboard, you will need:

  • the full URL of the web page
  • the page path (the URL excluding “www.ons.gov.uk”)
  • the time period you want to look at

Creating a report

In the “Enter the page URL” field, paste the entire URL of the web page. For example, https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/inflationandpriceindices/bulletins/housepriceindex/january2020. Set the drop-down menu to “Equals” to just include analytics data on the exact web page.

In the “Enter the page path” field, paste the URL excluding “https://www.ons.gov.uk”. For example, /economy/inflationandpriceindices/bulletins/housepriceindex/january2020. Set the drop-down menu to “Equals” to just include analytics data on the exact web page.

In the “Enter the date range” field, select the time period that you want the analytics to cover using the calendar tool. Once selected, use the apply button to select the time period.

The dashboard will update and refresh as you enter the information; you do not need to press a final submit to generate the report.

Saving and sharing

The report does not save when you leave or refresh the page, and you cannot link to the report for others to view. To share the report, download a PDF copy by selecting “Download report” using the arrow next to “Share” in the top-right.