At SpeedCurve, we're always working on helping you focus on the metrics that matter most to you. Our Favorites dashboards makes it easy for you to cherry pick the metrics and data that are most meaningful to your business – and then share that data with your team.
You can build your own dashboards and charts. These let you do things like:
- Group charts into different dashboards for different users. For example: You can add an "Exec Summary" dashboard that includes high-level charts for those monthly management meetings. Or you can create separate project-related dashboards to help your dev team focus on priorities.
- Create performance budgets and set alerts.
- Combine synthetic tests and LUX (real user monitoring) in one chart.
- Choose average, median, or 95th percentile.
- Create charts that have multiple metrics.
- Select multiple values for a filter, eg, browser = Chrome or Firefox, country = UK or US.
- Compare A/B tests in a single chart.
How to create Favorite dashboards and charts
1. Add a new Favorites dashboard
In the Favorites menu you can choose an existing dashboard or add a new one:
You can choose to make your new dashboard visible to your entire team, or just to you. (You can change visibility at any point later.) You can also choose to have your dashboard automatically sent as a weekly email report.
2. Once on a dashboard, click the green 'Add Chart' button in the top right corner of the dashboard
You can see all your custom chart options in the chart editor:
You're not limited to looking at single metrics, either. You can look at several metrics side by side within the same chart:
3. Be sure to give your chart a title – and don't forget to save it
Or you can keep the auto-generated title if you prefer.
4. Look at your metrics within specific time periods
After you've created and saved your custom chart(s), you'll see a menu at the top of the page that looks something like this:
Click the arrow to expand it, and you'll see your options for selecting different time frames:
The 'custom dates' option lets you do exactly that:
Here's an example of how this looks from my own sandbox account:
You can see a time series chart of the three metrics I'm comparing (Page Load, Fully Loaded, and Visually Complete), with the custom dates July 1-18. The average number for each metric is highlighted above the chart.
5. Share your Favorite dashboards
You've created a great set of custom charts, and now you want to show them to others, including people who aren't SpeedCurve users. Here's how to do that.
To edit a dashboard, click on the cog at the top right of the dashboard. You have the option to make it visible to the whole team or just yourself.
You can share the dashboard with anyone by clicking on the share icon at the top right of the dashboard and then copying the private link URL.
"Help! My data isn't showing up in my charts!"
If your charts are empty, the most common reason is that there's been a change in either your test settings or your chart filters. For example, if you've changed a page label in your settings from "home" to "home page", but your chart filter is still set to "home". Or if you've changed a browser, region, URL, test time, etc.
Take a look at your settings and filters to see if there's a discrepancy. If you're not able to spot the issue, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.