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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 Sta.sh! 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.


Nested Stacks in Sta.sh

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 2:31 PM
Please note: Due to the technical nature of this particular feature, this launch cannot be switched on or off. Deviants with Beta Testing enabled at the time of this article's posting will have the feature enabled and will not be able to change back, while deviants who were not Beta Testers at the time of this article's launch will not be able to opt-in. 

Organizing your Sta.sh has been made easier than ever! You can now create stacks within stacks in your Sta.sh, giving you even more creative control over your projects!

When in a stack in your Sta.sh, you can now merge several files to create a sub-stack inside of that stack. You can group subtasks of larger art projects together, arrange your files by type, or organize your files in whatever way that makes sense to you!

You can also put certain files of a project in a sub-stack, so that you can share certain files with other deviants without having to share the full project. This makes sharing works-in-progress a smooth and simple process that won't compromise your work flow.


Try it out!


Nested stacks have just been launched to Beta Testers, so give it a try by visiting your Sta.sh! 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 Nested Stacks project.


Autocomplete for Mentions

Thu Nov 7, 2013, 4:55 PM
We've just launched an addition to the Mentions feature that makes it easier than ever to interact with your friends!

When using @ to Mention a deviant or Group, a list will now appear in a menu while you type that includes deviants and Groups you +Watch, as well as deviants who have already commented in the conversation. This addition makes conversation more dynamic than ever, as communication becomes even easier.

Note that this feature is only available on places where the "Add Media" button is available (comments, deviation descriptions, Journals, etc.).

Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 11.52.46 AM by wreckling

Try it out!


This addition has been launched to Beta Testers, so feel free to try it out by using @ to Mention deviants you +Watch! We'd appreciate any and all feedback you have. Feedback can be left in the comments on this document, and if you encounter any bugs or other issues, please file them in the devBUG Issue Tracker, under the Autocomplete project.


As part of our initiative to make formatting and conversation easier and more dynamic, you can now use the Add Media tool to add content and formatting to deviation descriptions, Sta.sh item descriptions, and Sta.sh stack descriptions.

This makes it easier than ever to add formatting to your artist's description, and it also makes it easier than ever for Premium Members to include images in descriptions!




Try it out!


You can test it on the Submit page, on a Sta.sh item, or on a Sta.sh stack. Any feedback you may have can be left on this article. If you encounter any bugs or other issues, please file them in the devBUG Issue Tracker, under the Description Writer project.


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