how to get a simple weekly analytics report by email

How to Get Simple Weekly Google Analytics Email Reports

Do you want to get automated Google Analytics email reports every week?

Setting up weekly reports in Google Analytics can help save a lot of time, as you don’t have to check the stats of your site’s performance every day. Besides that, it also helps in sharing analytics reports with others.

In this article, we’ll show you a couple different ways for how to get a simple weekly Google Analytics report by email.

Why Set Up Google Analytics Email Reports?

Keeping track of your website’s visitors can feel like a daunting task that takes too much time and energy. It doesn’t have to be!

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There’s always a lot to do in a day, and weeks fill up fast. You’ve got calendars to update, projects to juggle, training to do, and probably many other things that fill your schedule. But Google Analytics email reports will help simplify your days.

Weekly summaries reduce the time you spend hunting down website data. Just set up email reports once and automatically get daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly reports delivered straight to your inbox.

It also helps in sharing important information with your marketing team, management, clients, and stakeholders about your website’s performance.

Now, are you ready to learn how to get weekly Google Analytics reports?

How to Set Up Weekly Google Analytics Email Reports

When it comes to getting Google Analytics reports, you have 2 options:

  1. Set up Weekly Email Summaries Using MonsterInsights – Easy Way
  2. Manually Set Up Email Reports in Google Analytics

Let’s go through each of these methods.

Method 1: Get Email Summaries Using MonsterInsights

MonsterInsights is the best Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. It lets you set up Analytics without editing code or hiring a developer.

Not only that, but you also get advanced tracking features like eCommerce tracking, form conversion tracking, affiliate link tracking, file download tracking, outbound link click tracking, popular authors, SEO score, post types, and much more.

With MonsterInsights, you’ll find valuable insights right there on your WordPress dashboard. Instantly view the reports that’ll help you work more efficiently on your website’s content each week.

MonsterInsights Home Dashboard

To get weekly analytics reports, you can use the MonsterInsights Email Summaries feature. The weekly summary not only saves you time in reviewing important data, but it serves as an early-warning system if something isn’t quite right.

Further, MonsterInsights email summaries centralize and streamline the most critical information from Google Analytics, so you have a well-rounded solution for analyzing your website data.

With the plugin on your site, you won’t have to manually set up email reports for each individual Google Analytics report.

To start, just follow these steps:

Step 1: The first step is to install MonsterInsights on your WordPress site.

Step 2: Once the plugin is active, you’ll have to add Google Analytics to your website. Simply follow the steps provided by the MonsterInsights Setup Wizard and you’ll be ready to track your visitors in no time.

setup wizard

Step 3: After that, go to Insights » Settings. Then, in the Settings section, click on Advanced in the top navigation menu. Scroll down and toggle Enable Email Summaries to turn on this option.

monsterinsights email summaries

Step 4: The next step is to add email addresses to whom you’d like to send email summaries. These could be your team members, management, clients, or anyone else.

Simply enter an address and click the Add Email button. You can add up to 5 email addresses to receive the summaries.

Step 5: Once your emails are set up, send a Test Email to ensure everything is working smoothly. You can also install WP Mail SMTP to ensure users get emails from your WordPress website.

send test email

Step 6: Next, below the Test Email section, toggle the option to Enable HTML email templates for the best experience.

Step 7: MonsterInsights even lets you customize the header image of your email summaries. You can add your company’s logo to personalize the email report for your clients and team members.

Click on the Use Custom Header button and upload an image or select one from your WordPress Media Library.

header image

You’ve successfully set up Email Summaries using MonsterInsights. Now, you’ll get weekly Google Analytics email reports and stay on top of how your site is performing.

Here’s a preview of how email summaries would look like:

email summaries example

Method 2: Manually Download and Email Reports in Google Analytics

Now, do you want to manually create email reports in Google Analytics for specific reports?

Get started by following these steps:

First, log in to Google Analytics and choose your property:

GA4 select account property

Then, go to any report you want to share.

If you want, you can choose a date range and compare it to the previous period or the same period last year. Click Apply to filter the data.

GA4 date picker

Next, click the Share option at the top right corner of the Google Analytics report.

Share Google Analytics 4 Report

After that, a sidebar will open. Unless the person you’re sharing the report with has Google Analytics access, you’ll want the Download File option:

Download GA4 report file

Google Analytics also lets you select the type of attachment. Choose from PDF or CSV files:

Download GA4 report - file type

Your file will now download and you can email or share it however you like. There’s currently no option in GA4 to set up recurring report emails, so you’ll have to log in and download the reports whenever you need it.

And that’s it!

You now know both the methods to get weekly reports by email.

MonsterInsights weekly email summaries are excellent if you’re looking to get all the critical data to understand your visitors and get an overall picture of your site’s performance. And it’s all in one place: on your WordPress dashboard. No coding. No hassle. No problem!

But using the Google Analytics manual method makes sense if you want to share a specific report every week via email with your clients or team members.

We hope you liked our article on how to get a simple weekly Google Analytics report by email. You can also check out A Complete Guide to GA4 Conversion Tracking for WordPress.

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    1. Hi Jason,

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Sadly GA4 doesn’t offer an option to set up email reports at the moment. But we’ll definitely add the steps when it does in the future.

      Meanwhile, you still get weekly email reports on your UA property. Just enable the option “Create a Universal Property only”, found under the advanced options when creating a new property. Here’s our step by step guide on how to do this:

      Let us know if you have more questions. 🙂

  1. So with the new google analytics 4 interface, these options appear to be gone. I can’t seem to find them anywhere which means they’ve changed things quite a bit. I’m still trying to figure out how to do this in analytics 4. Any guess?

    1. Hi Heather,

      Thanks for stopping by the blog post.

      Right now, Google Analytics 4 doesn’t offer the option to set up weekly email reports. To use this feature, you’ll have to use the Universal Analytics property.

      For your Google Analytics property to work with MonsterInsights, please enable the option “Create a Universal Property only”, found under the advanced options when creating a new property. Here’s our step by step guide on how to do this:

      Let us know if we can answer any other questions 🙂

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