Google Analytics Gets New Custom DimensionsBy: Chris Crum - November 21, 2013
Google announced today that it has added “many” new dimensions to standard reports in Google Analytics. Included is Custom Dimensions, which Google says has been a highly requested feature.
Here, you can see example custom dimensions “user tier,” “is logged in,” “friendly page name,” and “is internal”.
“Custom Dimensions is a new Universal Analytics feature that allows you to bring custom business data into Google Analytics,” says Google Analytics API product manager Nick Mihailovski. “For example, a custom dimension can be used to collect friendly page names, whether the user is logged in, or a user tier (like Gold, Platinum, or Diamond).”
“By using Custom Dimensions in secondary dimensions, you can now refine standard reports to obtain deeper insights,” he adds.
The feedback on custom dimensions is quite positive so far, as would be expected.