Overview

Overview is the first page you’ll see when you log in to the Parse.ly dashboard. Overview shows a snapshot of what your audience is paying attention to today, so you can make fast decisions about what content to produce or distribute.

  1. How today compares to the same weekdays of the last eight weeks.
  2. How yesterday compares to past days (since you started tracking data in Parse.ly). Clicking the arrow will show yesterday’s stats and top posts.
  3. Today’s overall stats. The metrics and the time range shown can be adjusted in the settings panel.
  4. Listings show what’s getting your audience’s attention. What appears in each listing can be changed in the settings panel.
  5. The real-time graph shows page views per minute. You can see how today (green) compares to the eight-week average (gray).
  6. The filter that’s applied to Overview. “All data” means you’re seeing all traffic for your site, network, or site group. You can make up to five custom filters.
  7. Click any of the cogs to open the settings panel.
  8. Click the expander icon to open a full-screen version of Overview and display it on TV or monitor.

Filters

You can filter all of Overview by a particular author, section, or tag.

Create a filter

  1. From Overview, click the drop down.
  2. Click Add filter. Choose the type of filter: author, section, or tag.
  3. Click Select filter. Search for and select the name of author, section, or tag.

How Overview filters work

  • You can save up to five custom filters at a time.
  • The filters on Overview can be used in the fullscreen version.
  • The eight-week rolling average doesn’t appear on the filtered version of Overview.
  • Overview filters are stored in a query string attached to the URL (e.g. ?overview_author=JK_Rowling). Bookmark the URL to come back to the filtered view quickly or share it with your team so you’re all looking at the same data.

Settings

Clicking any cog will open the settings panel. From here, you can pick what stats and listings are displayed. Your settings are saved in the browser.

Change overall stats

  1. From Overview, click one of the cogs.
  2. Click the top drop down in the settings panel.
  3. Click the “Metrics for…” drop down to change the the time range for the overall stats.
  4. Select the metrics you want to display in the overall stats.
  5. Click Close.

Note: changing these settings won’t affect the time range of the graph.

Change listings

You can change what appears in the listings on Overview and fullscreen Overview.

  1. From Overview, click the cog next to the listing you want to change.
  2. Toggle ON/OFF to add or remove the listing. (Note: the first listing can’t be removed.)
  3. Pick the type of metadata, time range, and metric. Some types of metadata will have more display options than others.
  4. Click Close.

How Overview settings work

  • Settings in the panel are saved in the browser. Click Reset to clear settings.
  • Settings for Overview and fullscreen Overview are saved separately (fullscreen Overview settings are saved in the URL). If you make changes in the settings panel on Overview, they won’t carry over to the fullscreen version.
  • For best results, we recommend disabling ad blockers for the Parse.ly dashboard.

Fullscreen Overview

The fullscreen version of Overview is designed for displaying today’s data on big screens, like a TV or monitor. Click the expander icon in the top right to open fullscreen Overview.

Change fullscreen Overview filters and settings

The filters and settings options for fullscreen Overview are largely the same as “regular” Overview, with a few exceptions.

  1. Filter by author, section, or tag. Fullscreen Overview filters are the same as “regular” Overview.
  2. Click the cog to open the settings panel.
  3. Adjust the font size.
  4. Create a Shared Link to fullscreen Overview. Anyone who visits this link won’t be able to navigate away from the fullscreen version of overview.
  5. Add or remove the graph.
  6. Add, remove, or edit today’s stats.
  7. Add, remove, or edit yesterday’s stats.
  8. Change what appears in the listings. (In fullscreen Overview, listings can be removed completely.)
  9. Close the settings panel.

How fullscreen Overview filters and settings work

  • On fullscreen Overview, settings in the panel and filters are saved in the URL.¬†Bookmark the URL to come back to the filtered view quickly or share it with your team so you’re all looking at the same data.
  • The eight-week rolling average doesn’t appear on the filtered version of Overview.

 

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