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How do I view Google Analytics reports for my Portland State web site?

All Portland State websites that use the enterprise (centrally supported) Drupal content management system include a Google Analytics code to gather data about site users and activity.

Request access to PSU's Google Analytics report

Send e-mail to ucomm-support@pdx.edu. The e-mail should include:

  1. the fact that you'd like access to the Google Analytics reports and
  2. the e-mail address(es) of those that need access. We recommend pdx.edu addresses.

Log in to Google Analytics

Once you have access to the report, go to Google Analytics at www.google.com/analytics in a web browser.

Click the Sign in link.

Scenario 1

If the Sign in screen displays the non-PSU account you indicated when requesting access, enter your password and click the Sign in button.

Scenario 2

If the Sign in screen displays an account that is not the PSU account you indicated when requesting access, click the Sign in with a different account link. On the Choose an account screen, click the Add account button. On the generic Google Sign in screen, enter your pdx.edu email address but leave the Password field blank. Click the Sign in button. When the PSU Single Sign-On screen appears, enter your Odin credentials and click the Login button.

Scenario 3

If the Sign in screen is generic (includes both Email and Password fields) AND you requested access for your pdx.edu account, enter your email address but leave the Password field blank. Click the Sign in button. When the PSU Single Sign-On screen appears, enter your Odin credentials and click the Login button.

Scenario 4

If the Sign in screen is generic (includes both Email and Password field) AND you requested access for a non-PSU account, enter the appropriate email address and password and click the Sign in button.

    View Google Analytics data

    From the Account Home screen, click the the www.pdx.edu (or www.pdx.edu unfiltered) link. This opens the overview screen for Audience data. As you make your way through the left-hand menu, you'll find screens that provide reports on all sorts of data.

    Filter the data for a specific site

    Here's a specific example for filtering page visit data to a single site.

    1. Click the Behavior menu item (the top-level one, not the one in the Audience section of the menu), then Site Content, then All Pages.
    2. Enter the site address (minus the www.pdx.edu) in the search box and click the Search icon.

    The screen goes grey for a moment then redisplays with a list of the most-visited pages for that site.