Google Analytics 4 is replacing Universal Analytics

Updating your dashboards now means you can continue tracking your data with Geckoboard using our integration for GA4.

Updated over a week ago

If you're still using Universal Analytics widgets on your Geckoboard dashboards, these will stop updating from 1st July, when new data is no longer available in Universal Analytics.

What do I need to do?

The good news is that you can continue tracking your data with Geckoboard using our integration for Google Analytics 4 (GA4).

In fact, with GA4 providing far fewer ‘out of the box’ reports, many customers are finding Geckoboard dashboards more useful than ever. We strongly recommend updating your dashboards now.

1. Setting up GA4 in your Google Analytics account

To use our GA4 integration, you'll need to set up GA4 on your Google Analytics account. If you haven’t done this yet, Google should have created a basic setup for you by now, but we strongly recommend you manually migrate your Universal Analytics settings to GA4.

Here’s a useful video series on how to make the switch to Google Analytics 4.

2. Using GA4 with Geckoboard

Much has changed between Universal Analytics (UA) and GA4; including how Google collects data and the names and definitions of many key metrics. But there’s no need to worry. It should still be possible to recreate almost all of your widgets using GA4.

Here’s a video tutorial on how to build a GA4 dashboard using Geckoboard.

Plus, help is on hand. If you require any assistance transitioning to Google Analytics 4, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

How do I know which UA widgets need replacing?

You can identify the widgets that need replacing by their logo: when you hover over the widget, you'll see a logo on the bottom left, and those showing Google Analytics – as opposed to Google Analytics 4 – need replacing.

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