A while back I configured categories in Google Analytics to better analyze the performance of my content and since then, that report has become one of my favorites.
Unfortunately, to access that report, I need to really dig down in Google Analytics and I find that quite frustrating:
Because I check this report often, I really want to have a quick access to it and you can do that by saving it as a favorite in a few simple steps.
Configure shortcuts in Google Analytics
In google analytics, navigate to the report you wish to create a shortcut for and then click on “Shortcut”:
Give the report a good name, for example Site Content Groups:
And your new report will appear on your shortcut section:
Delete or Rename Shortcut reports in Google Analytics
If you need to rename or delete your shortcuts, log in Google analytics: http://www.google.com/analytics and click on “Admin”:
Then select your view and click on “Shortcut”:
and then under Actions you will find the possibility to delete or rename your shortcut:
When you create a shortcut, all customizations, including advanced segments, secondary dimensions, sorting, etc. are enforced whenever you view the report from this shortcut.
This means that if you add a segment to your report, and afterwards you save the report as a shortcut, the new shorcut report will keep the segment you added.