A few weeks ago, we posted an example of a social media dashboard on our website. Since then, it's become clear that we've struck a chord: our support, sales, and marketing teams have been inundated with requests for us to show how we built those dashboards. This post is the first in a series of articles dedicated to answering that question. Let's start with connecting to your Facebook data.
Pie charts are one of the most common ways to show poll results. They allow for quick dissemination of the data and to see results in terms of the whole picture. Let's take a look at how to display poll results using a pie chart.
Web dashboards utilize the same medium as websites, and obey the same design rules and principles. Designing a dashboard for the web is about balancing the right data with the right visuals. Check out these 3 simple tips to start designing better web dashboards.
The latest release of Klipfolio Dashboard is live and with it comes key new features like drill down, email data sources, and a dozen new functions. Check out this blog post and find out what's new with Klipfolio Dashboard, and how you can apply these new features.
The next release of Klipfolio Dashboard will introduce the number one customer-requested feature: Drill Down. While we usually offer a smorgasbord release preview, drill down warrants extra special treatment! Learn everything you need about drill down in this post.
The next release of Klipfolio Dashboard for web and mobile is just around the corner, and the focus of this release is making it easier to manage groups, users, and key assets like Klips, tabs, and data sources. Check out this preview to get the full scoop.
If you've surveyed the social media landscape lately, you'll notice that there are about million different ways to measure the success of your campaign. Even with this plethora of metrics, a few golden metrics are really all you need.
What makes an effective dashboard? The answer to this question is simple: an effective dashboard is one that communicates a clear message. To achieve this goal, you need to follow the first rule of dashboard design and define your audience. Learn more in this blog post.
The indicators feature has the dual benefit of being straightforward to use and an effective visual design tool. In fact, I think that you'll "fall" for this feature. At the very least, it's a pretty "sweet" feature worthy of your affection. Check out this blog post to learn more.
One of the benefits of Klipfolio's partner program is that you get access to the client management tool. This tool is designed to help your agency set up dashboards for clients and manage client accounts in 5 simple steps. Check out this blog post to see these steps in action.
The latest release of Klipfolio Dashboard added the Google Analytics data connector to the application. This connector is designed to make it really easy to create a data source using Google Analytics. In fact, it is as easy as selecting items from a drop-down menu. Check out this post to learn more.
Stratigent's Bill Bruno and Klipfolio's Allan Wille rocked it last week in the webinar "Visualizing a Multi-Channel World." In case you missed it, check out this post to find links to the full-length video and the slide-deck.
The latest release of Klipfolio Dashboard completely overhauled the Bar/Line Chart visualization, adding dozens of new features and the ability to fully customize your charts. Let's take a look at five features that will help your charts stand out.
To create a Google Analytics data source in Klipfolio Dashboard, you need to craft a URL endpoint that specifies what data to retrieve. If you're not familiar with URL endpoints or APIs, you should use the Google Analytics Query Explorer to craft your URL endpoint.
Map data visualizations are a mainstay of any KPI dashboard, providing insight into regional and global performance. With the Map component, getting a view of your performance is as easy as hovering your mouse over a particular region.
One common scenario with your data is grouping values together in "buckets," such as 1 to 2, 3 to 5, 6 to 10, and so on. To do this, you will need to use the IF function. Check out this article to learn how to do this.
One of the most common questions we get asked is "how do you manipulate data in Klipfolio Dashboard for web and mobile to create data visualizations?" This article answers this question and introduces one of the most important tools for manipulating data: the SLICE function.
Even though we might call this component "miniature," rest assured this component is a big deal for any dashboard. Utilize spark lines, bar charts, and win / loss charts to show your data in compelling visual.
If by some cruel twist of fate, I was only allowed to build one type of component for my dashboards, hands down that component would be the table component. It is the equivalent of a Swiss Army knife - it has every tool you need to survive.
Remember K.I.S.S.? Not the band, but the rule "keep it simple, silly"? That's the name of the game when using our Value component to visualize data - but that doesn't diminish the value of this component.
When we talk about dashboards, the easiest analogy to think of is that of a car's instrument panel. You rely on a variety of gauges to tell you how your vehicle is performing, but how does that translate for your business?
At its core, annotations are a social feature - when you attach an annotation to a Klip, anyone with access to that Klip can view your note. We've outlined 3 scenarios where annotations can save time, improve performance, and help you make quicker decisions.
Klips are incredibly flexible. Even a "stock" feature like hyperlinks can make a big difference on your dashboard. Find out how hyperlinks can improve dashboard navigation and point users to the right resources to get the job done.
Bullet charts are a simple, concise, and clear way to keep your targets in perspective. Klipfolio Dashboard for web and mobile makes integrating bullet charts in your Klips easy - check out this article to learn how!
Our brains are hard-wired to recognize symbols and to interpret their meaning. That's why we believe that adding symbols and indicators to KPIs make interpreting what they are telling you even easier. The best part? Indicators are easy to apply to almost any value!