How would you reduce the time it takes to compile reports in Google Analytics?
Remove any filters you have added to the view
Choose “Faster response” in the sampling pulldown menu
Choose “Greater precision” in the sampling pulldown menu
Remove any Secondary Dimensions you have added to the report
At the top of the report, below the date range selector, select Faster response, less precision or Slower response, greater precision. Your data automatically refreshes using the new setting. Your preference is saved across all of your reports, but resets after you close Analytics.
Read more here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1733979
When sampling is in effect, you see a message at the top of the report that says This report is based on N% of sessions.
To the right of that message, you can select one of two options to change the sampling size:
- Greater precision: uses the maximum sample size possible to give you results that are the most precise representation of your full data set
- Faster response: uses a smaller sampling size to give you faster results
Your data automatically refreshes using the new setting. Your preference is saved across all of your reports, but resets after you close Analytics.