Using the new Dashboards function, you can set up widgets that can help visualize your monitoring topic metrics for a set of parameters. In this article, you will learn about the different types of widgets available in YouScan.


Sparkline is the simplest type of widget. It can help track changes over time - for example, changes in the total number of mentions, views or engagement. The arrow icon next to the graph shows how this metric compares to one in a similar date range in percentage points. A green arrow indicates growth, while a red arrow indicates decline.

You can only select one parameter for this widget - data for the Y axis.

☝️If you have selected more than one type of metric, this widget type will be unavailable.

Line graph

This type of widget is similar to the sparkline graph, except that you can add a second parameter to a line graph - for example, to break down engagement by source. There is no feature to compare these metrics to a previous data range, like in the sparkline widget, but you can see the total number of mentions at any given time.

By default, "Max ticks" is set to 5. Each tick represents the number of parameters on the X axis of the graph - for example, data from a specific source. You can increase or decrease this number as needed.

Pie chart

If you wish to compare data by percentage points, use the pie chart widget. By hovering over a section of the chart, you will see a percentage number for that parameter - for example, total YouTube engagement in your topic.

Column chart

You can group your graph by a specific parameter - for example, by sentiment. A column chart would be perfect for visualizing this kind of data.

Stacked bar chart

Use a stacked bar chart to visualize several grouped data points. For example, you can choose to display sentiment on your X axis, where each parameter will have a dedicated bar with stacked segments by each sentiment.

This chart displays in a numerical format by default; you can change this by clicking the percentage icon. Data for the Y axis will be displayed as percent points.

Radar chart

This widget will come in handy for displaying an intersection of quantified values. For example, the number of mentions under specific aspects.


This type of widget can help you visualize your audience's geographical breakdown. For example, you can find out where your most active audience is located by setting up the Map widget by engagement.

☝️ For this widget, the X axis can only display the Country parameter.

By clicking on the country on the map, you can view which regions received the highest engagement. You can also enlarge the map or move from region to region.


Using this widget will help you add the full visualization of the mentions to your custom dashboard.

All the filters available in the system or sorting methods can be applied to the mention widget for you to get only the needed mentions visualized. The widget will also show all the available information about the mention: the name of the author, the source, the date and the text of the mention, and even the picture (if there is any). However, you can't assign or share the mention directly from the widget, nor can you change the sentiment.

☝️The mentions in the mention widget will be updated according to the settings of your dashboard.

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