Want to know what screen resolution your mobile site visitors are using when they visit your website?
This is basic information that should be available in any decent analytics package, and it’s very easy to find in Google Analytics.
- Start in Standard Reporting. In the Audience section of the left menu, expand the Mobile dropdown menu, and click on Devices.
- The report you see should look something like this:
- Use the Secondary Dimension dropdown menu to add screen resolution information to the report. You’ll find screen resolution in the Technology section under Secondary Dimension:
- Now you have a report that shows you both what mobile devices your visitors use, and at what screen resolution those devices display.
What are you going to use this for? Well, among other things, determining whether you need a specific version of your website optimized for tablet users. More on that in a post tomorrow.