GoSquared Timeline enables you to see an overview of your website's traffic over time. You can add all kinds of useful annotations to this timeline with an RSS feed.
Automatically Plot RSS feed Events on Your Timeline
Ever had a traffic spike or a sudden period of downtime and wondered why?
Perhaps your tweet got retweeted thousands of times causing tons of people to come to your site. Perhaps you sent out an email campaign so your entire mailing list dropped on to your site at the same time. Or maybe you pushed out a code change that broke everything.
With GoSquared, you can automatically show significant events that affect your website on your timeline.
How to add an RSS Feed
Sign in to your GoSquared account and head to the Services tab in Site Settings. Make sure you have selected the site you want to add an RSS feed for from the site switcher. Then click 'Configure' on the RSS section.
You can enter any number of RSS feed URLs and GoSquared will import them all into your account and show them on your timeline. So you can match up the actions you make with their impact on your traffic.
Here’s a couple of examples of ways you can use this feature:
Blog RSS Feed
Add your blog’s RSS feed, and see how each of your blog posts directly impacted the number of visitors on your site.
The structures of your RSS feed URL will vary but here’s what an unmodified WordPress blog feed URL would look like:
Github RSS Feed
Every time your development team commits code, pushes code, or performs actions on your code base, you can post these events on your GoSquared Dashboard Timeline to easily spot why your traffic has dipped, or why visitors might be having trouble navigating around. Or potentially, your visitors might be fine and each and every time your code has changed, it’s gone smoothly – it always helps to check!
The Feed URL for a private Github repository is as follows: