Using the new Dashboards function, you can set up widgets to 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.

Metric

Metric 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.

You can only select one value for this widget.

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.

Mentions

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 author's name, 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.

Geo

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

☝️ 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.


Click "Save country" to view only the selected area in the widget when you open the dashboard.

Word cloud

This widget lists the top 100 words, phrases and emojis that have been used most frequently in your topic over the chosen time frame. The word's size in the cloud indicates how frequently it occurs.

Line

This type of widget is similar to the metric graph, except that you can add a second parameter to a line — for example, to break down engagement by source. There is no feature to compare these metrics to a previous date range, like in the metric 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.

💡 Did you know? You can also compare your brand with its competitors with the Line graph. It allows you to:

  • compare the overall mention volume overtime across the topics;

  • compare your metrics with the competitors’ engagements, authors, sources, and many more.

To create such a widget, follow these steps:

  • Select “Line” from the list of charts;

  • Choose the first topic you will use. Then click on “+ Topic to compare” to choose the second topic for comparison. You can add up to 10 topics;

    ☝️ You can delete one of the segments by simply clicking the bin icon next to the name of the topic;

  • Select the parameters in your topics you would like to compare: from mentions, authors, and sources to likes, reposts, and comments;

  • You can also select the needed date range for your widget;

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.

💡 Did you know? You can also use pie chart to compare analytics from two or more topics.

To do this:

  • When creating pie chart widget, choose the topics you will use. You can add up to 10 topics;

  • Select the parameters in your topics you would like to compare: from mentions, authors, and sources to likes, reposts, and comments;

  • You can also select the needed date range for your widget.

Bar

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

💡 Did you know? You can also use this widget to compare the data from several topics. This will allow you to track the number of mentions, and check the sentiment of the mentions for different topics.

To do this:

  • When creating a bar widget, choose the topics you will use. You can add up to 10 topics;

  • Select the parameters in your topics you would like to compare: from mentions, authors, and sources to likes, reposts, and comments;

  • You can also select the needed date range for your widget.

  • Don't forget to add the title to your widget.

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.

💡 Did you know? You can use a stacked bar chart to compare the sentiment breakdown or share of voice by source from several topics.

To do this:

  • From the widget list, select the “Stacked bar chart”;

  • Choose the topics you want to compare

    👆 You can add up to 10 topics.

  • Select the filters you need for each topic;

  • Group by the parameter you want to compare;

  • Finish creating a widget by giving it a name.

Spider

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

💡 Did you know? You can also use this widget to compare the data from several topics. This will allow you to track the number of mentions, and check the sentiment of the mentions for different topics.

To do this:

  • When creating a Spider widget, choose the topics you will use. You can add up to 10 topics;

  • Select the parameters in your topics you would like to compare: from mentions, authors, and sources to likes, reposts, and comments;

  • You can also select the needed date range for your widget.

  • Don't forget to add the title to your widget.

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