Analytics dashboards such as Klipfolio and Cyfe are super helpful in keeping you aware of many key indicators of your business. But unfortunately at the moment most lack in the ability to report and display your website speed.
Good news – the new MachMetrics API provides not only the data to perform your own analysis, but also the summarized data that you can give to the most common business dashboards so you’re always aware of your page performance in a simple chart.
Fortunately the latest version of the MM API allows you to export your raw data as well as show you aggregate performance results so you know what you need to focus on at quick glance.
Check out the API Docs here – you’ll be impressed by how much analysis you’ll be able to accomplish even without integrating with another party.
Even though Cyfe is not supporting an official MachMetrics widget at the moment, you can still display our data in their dashboards through the use of our most flexible API.
Simply create a new “Private URL” widget and specify our endpoint (along with your API key) as they Private URL.
The ‘averages’ endpoint with one url suits well for a ‘List’ chart type, while with multiple urls the best approach is a ‘Table’ with that same endpoint. Front-end performance over time is best shown in the metric-daily or url-daily methods in a ‘Line’ chart type.
Once all is setup in Cyfe, you can expect to see a likewise dashboard which will inform you if one of your urls has become slow or increased in size/resources, as well as giving you summary data about your page speed:
Super similar to the previous integration, Klipfolio allows you to impot CSV files from the web so data mashups may be made.
To pull data into Klipfolio, you’ll need to use the “Rest/Url Connector” data source. Specify our full REST Url with your desired parameters/filters, and see what we come up with.
Here’s an example I was able to encounter as a test. Not too bad in my book:
From this simple screenshot you can see how powerful it would be to see your TTFB, DocLoad, DocComplete, SpeedInded, Resources, and File Sizes over time. Never again have to worry if your updates are affecting site-speed.
If there are any other tools you’d like to see us integrate with, please let us know, and/or inform the tool. We’re working hard to ensure our data can be viewed in as many platforms as possible, and don’t want you to be left out.
If it doesn’t have an official widget/app, it’ll still most likely support one of the formats we expose our data in. Consult our e API Docs just to be sure.
Godspeed, and always reach out to support if you have any questions.