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Update a Dashboard in mySidewalk
Update a Dashboard in mySidewalk

Learn about the next steps for your dashboard and how you can get the most out of both your dashboard and your data.

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Written by Kaitlyn Foster
Updated over a week ago

Congratulations, your dashboard launched! You collaborated with the mySidewalk team to create a beautiful, data driven dashboard that helps to tell the story of your community. Now it’s up to you to take your dashboard the last few steps and make an impact with your data story. 

Your dashboard is designed to be a live site that reflects the needs of your audience. 

Now that your dashboard is live, you can start to customize your story even further. Customization can include:

  • Highlight what you view as the most important or valuable components and conclusions of your dashboard in newsletters, posts on social media, or on your community's website.

  • Update components to be more unique to your community by adding local photos or links to resources, reference local landmarks, and tell stories directly from members in your audience.

  • Promote a page that hasn’t been getting as much traffic as you expected, or draw even more attention to a page that’s been taking off.

  • Share relevant and related events, programs, or accomplishments with your dashboard audience.

Your mySidewalk Customer Success Manager will confirm an update schedule that best fits your needs, but we want you to feel empowered to make changes outside of those updates!

Updates are especially impactful when the changes you make are based on conversations happening within your dashboard audience. That may mean altering text, adding components or pages with information and data your audience would like to see, updating goal trackers at regular intervals to share progress with your audience, and more. Updating all of these things is just a matter of opening up the dashboard through the mySidewalk Platform and clicking into the existing components or adding new ones. 

How do you know how your dashboard is performing? 

Use Google Analytics 4 to track how your audience engages with your published dashboard. (Learn how to set up Google Analytics 4 for your organization.)

  • Most likely, the two pages with the most visits will be the homepage of your dashboard, and the one directly beneath it. 

  • If your dashboard is public, consider using social platforms and your website to promote pages that are not getting as many visits as you would like.

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