Quick Tips: Trending with Compete by Comparing Two Metrics on One Graph

Comparing Two Metrics

Comparing metrics against one another can be a quick but powerful way to understand the full picture of on-site activity. Learn how!

1. Via drop-down menu

In the graphic below, you can see that we’re viewing two metrics for Amazon.com, visits and average stay.

The red “1″ icon at the top shows where to click to select your first metric.

The red “2″ icon denotes the remaining available metrics in the drop-down menu. The first metric you select will appear gray when you choose an additional metric in the second dropdown box.

Site Summary for amazon.com   Compete PRO

2. Via hover menu of Normalized Metrics

Beneath the graph, you will find the numerical values and month over month and year over year percentage changes for all the monthly and daily metrics. Click on any of those options to show how the metric has trended over time in the graph above.

Site Summary for amazon.com1   Compete PRO

Keep in mind while exporting

Whenever you select more than one metric, it will download the corresponding selections when you export the information to CSV format, save the graph image, or permalink to this information.

Since you can select more than one metric at a time, the graph will often update with an additional y-axis on the right, to accommodate the scale for the alternate metric.

About Lindsey Mark:
Lindsey Mark works in Client Relations at Compete and is responsible for the strategic development of client retention and support policies for compete.com, with a focus on education and training efforts. She graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY so she's a certified technology junkie and open source advocate. When she's not thinking about marketing or training digital 007's at compete, she's doing yoga & blogging about gluten-free diet and lifestyle. Find Lindsey on Twitter as @linji, Google Plus as Lindsey Mark or connect with her via LinkedIn.