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Reporting Bugs and Problems With Beta Features

If you have a problem with any of the features that are currently in beta please click the "Submit a Beta Bug" tab above. If you need to report a bug that isn't to do with the current beta project then please go to the Help Desk, Also check the Status Forum for updates on any site wide issues.


Please feel free to ask us any questions that are related to any features currently in beta and we will do our best to answer them. However if you have any other questions please have a look at deviantART's faq!

Google Analytics For Your Profile

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 4:41 PM
Beta Testers can now use Google Analytics on their profile! Using Google Analytics, members now have access to comprehensive statistics about their deviantART profile, artwork, Journals, galleries, and collections. 

Screen Shot 2014-01-22 at 11.49.39 AM by danlev

Here's just a small sample of some of the stats you can see with this:
  • Real-time traffic to your content
  • Visitor stats (new visitors, returning visitors, time spent on pages, number of pages viewed, bounce rates.)
  • Traffic charts
  • Traffic demographics
  • See where your visitors are coming from
  • Top social networks sending you traffic
    • Individual posts on those social networks
  • Search engine keywords people are using to find your profile and content
  • Your content with the most traffic

Analytics by danlev
Various example reports and visualizations of a deviant's audience.

Set Up Analytics For Your Profile

Google Analytics is an advanced tool that may take time to understand if you have never used the platform.

To set up Google Analytics for your profile, you will need to allow Google Analytics to start tracking your profile:
  1. Visit the new "Google Analytics" section of your General Settings
  2. Follow the instructions on how to set up your Google Analytics account.
  3. Follow the instructions on how to find your Google Analytics Tracking ID.
  4. Insert your Tracking ID and click save. Google Analytics is now tracking your profile!
  5. Visit Google Analytics. (Note that Google Analytics' default date range is set to yesterday. You'll have to adjust the date range if you want to see data from today.)
  6. To confirm that it's properly recording your traffic, you can select "Real-Time" to see live traffic stats. (Where do I find this?)
Note: Past traffic data will not be available; you will only be able to see traffic recorded after you have enabled the feature.

Try it out!

If you encounter any unexpected behaviour, please submit a ticket to the Google Analytics project in the devBUG Issue Tracker; if you have any questions or concerns, please let us know in a comment on this article!

Presets in deviantART muro

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 3:50 PM
Adding filters to images when using deviantART muro just got easier! 

The new Presets tab in the sidebar allows you to quickly easily transform an image's appearance, ranging from things that professional photographers often do during post processing of images to fun diversions.

Adjusting Images with Presets

The filters in the Preset tab, many of which were previously available in the Filters menu, make it easier than ever to edit and share images, which is especially useful for deviants when sharing images quickly in comments or Journals. For deviants who upload several images at once, it also provides an easy way to upload and share a full set of images without extra post-processing for the images you may not want to edit as thoroughly.

We did analysis of what was being used in the old filters, and made sure to preserve that functionality in the new system, either in the new Presets tab or via new sliders in the Adjust tab.

Try it out!

Nested stacks have just been launched to Beta Testers, so give it a try by visiting your! Any feedback you have can be left in the comments on this article, and if you encounter any bugs or other issues, please file a ticket about them in the devBUG Issue Tracker, under the Presets project.

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