Slack is a cloud-based team collaboration tool with a lot of integrations and third-party applications that can boost productivity for teams. Slack offers a lot of IRC-like features: persistent chat rooms (channels) organized by topic, as well as private groups and direct messaging. Major integrations include services such as Google Drive, Trello, Dropbox, Heroku, Crashlytics, GitHub, Runscope and Zendesk.
If you’re already using Slack and Google Analytics – now it is time to make them both work together.
Connect your Analytics account with Slack
Add Statsbot and connect Google Analytics to Slack. When the connection is made, you can call for Statsbot in your Slack channel. Here I am asking for sources for the last week with a simple command:
Use Slack and Google Analytics? Here is how to make them both work together. https://t.co/9VK1rXDGsd /by @per_p pic.twitter.com/8MYvwirptO
— Google Analytics (@googleanalytics) May 11, 2016
Google Analytics Slack bot magic
The Slack and Google Analytics integration is very straight forward and easy to use. Perfect for teams using Slack but not that familiar with the Google Analytics interface – like asking for the number of users by the current year:
I believe that this integration of Google Analytics data, with the easy use of commands, can get anybody interested in the performance of a website or application.
The current metrics that can be used in Slack are:
Now go try Statsbot yourself.
Using the full power of Slack
Team working with Slack can use the emoji feature to keep discussions short and on topic. Imagine that I have an issue for client XXX. After a few minutes my colleague responds to my request with two eyes. Great! I know that my colleague is looking into the issue:
After a few more minutes my colleague marks my issue as complete, after talking directly to me.
This way teams can use Slack without commenting on everything, in every channel.
Use MetricsBot to access your GA metrics in Telegram or Skype
Hi Andrey. Add the URL so I can have a peak. I googled around a while but didn’t find what I was looking for.
Telegram bot – https://telegram.me/metricsbot
Skype bot – https://join.skype.com/bot/e3ba95a8-33a8-423b-8ec9-5f81badb343e. Looks like the link doesn’t work currently – I’ve just raised a question to Microsoft to clarify what happened. You may also try to find it in Skype Bot Directory, if you use Windows Skype client (Microsoft said that it should be there, but I am not already sure).
Let me know when it works for Skype and how to use it. Would be fun to test.
It works now. The instructions are given in the bot. Let me know if something is unclear there.
Whoa. So neat!!!
I also tried the Telegram bot that Andrey suggested, but it seems more limited…
Hi Per! For Google Analytics data you can also have a look at Whatagraph. It’s been created for marketing folks to get automated visualised analytics reports. Would be lovely to hear your feedback!
Looks interesting. I might go give it a try one day 🙂