I’ve been using Google Analytics since around 2009 and one particular thing I’ve found annoying is the lack of a “get current day” feature.
You can use the selector to find a range you want, including just a single day, but I’ve always wanted something faster.
Turns out there’s a simple solution…
If you set both range variables in the URL to the future, it’ll show you the current day by default.
I have a bookmark set to pull the dates of January 1, 3000 to January 1, 3000.
…which always gives me the current day—and only the current day.
- Go to a page in Google Analytics like usual.
- Find a view that you’d like to save a “current day” bookmark for.
- Look in the URL for the
_u.datebit at the end.
- Change that whole part to
- Save the bookmark.
You now have a “current day” view in Google Analytics that works for any page in the application.