Are you having a hard time finding your Custom Dimension reports in Google Analytics?
If you have a Universal Analytics (UA) property, learn how to create a custom report.
If you have a Google Analytics 4 (GA4) property, learn how to create an exploration.
View Custom Dimensions in GA4
Before you can view Custom Dimensions data in your GA4 reports, you’ll need to set up custom dimensions in MonsterInsights first and wait for 48 hours before you can see data.
You will see a value of “not set” for a custom dimension during the first 48 hours.
Once you’ve waited for enough time, go to analytics.google.com and make sure the correct GA4 property is active
Next, visit the Explore page to create a new exploration. Creating a custom exploration allows you to mix and match the dimensions and metrics as needed in a report:
To get started, you can choose a template to work with. In this example, we’ll create a Blank template:
Next, add dimensions and metrics by clicking on the plus “+” icons under the Variables column.
Search for your custom dimensions in the search bar, select them, then click Import. Once done, drag dimensions into the Rows section within the Tab Settings.
Next, search for your metrics, such as Sessions or Pageviews, select them, then click Import. Once done, drag metrics into the Values section within the Tab Settings.
You should begin seeing data in the custom report.
Experiment with different combinations of dimensions and metrics as needed, to get the data you’re looking for.
To learn more in-depth about custom explorations, please see our guide here: How to Create Google Analytics 4 Custom Reports (Step by Step)
Create a Custom Dimension Report (UA Only)
After you set up Custom Dimensions in MonsterInsights and in your UA property settings, you can find your data for the past month in your MonsterInsights reports in your WordPress dashboard.
However, finding data for previous periods in Google Analytics is a little trickier. In this guide, we’ll show you how to find your Custom Dimension reports in Google Analytics.
How to Create a Custom Dimension Report
First you’ll need to log in to your Google Analytics account, and select the website you’d like to find your Custom Dimension reports in.
Then while at Customization » Custom Reports click on the + New Custom Report button.
Now you’ll need to tell Google Analytics what to include in your report.
In this guide, we’ll create a report to show us the number of pageviews by author. We named our report “Pageviews by Author.”
Under Metric Groups, click the + add metric button. Type “pageviews” in the search field. Then click on the Pageviews metric under the Users heading.
After that, you can click the + add dimension button and then click Custom Dimensions to specify the Custom Dimension you want to report.
When you’re done, click the Save button at the bottom.
That’s it! Now you’ll be redirected to your new report. You can access it at any time by navigating to Customization » Custom Reports. In our example, we can see the newly created custom report titled Pageviews by Author.