Customize your Overview Home dashboard

Add, update, and reorder data cards

To focus on information that’s important to you, you can add, update, and reorder data cards on your Overview Home dashboard.

All the cards on the dashboard have a date range applied. You can adjust the date range and add one or more dimension filters for all cards at once. 
Homepage overview dashboard in the Ad Manager user interface.

Add a data card

You can add new cards as they become available, or you can create and configure your own cards.

Add an available card

As new cards become available, you can choose to add them to your dashboard. You can also add back Ad Manager cards that you removed. 

  1. Sign in to Google Ad Manager.
  2. Click Add data card.
  3. On the card you want to add, click Add.
    The card now shows on your dashboard.

Add a custom card

You can create and configure custom cards for your Overview Home dashboard.

Ad Manager overview dashboard, described in text, below.
  1. Sign in to Google Ad Manager.
  2. In the top-right corner, click Add data card and then Configure.
  3. Next to “Card name,” give your card a meaningful name.
    Note: If you don’t enter a name, one will be added automatically when you finish creating the card. You can change the name later by updating the card.
  4. Next to “Data visualization,” select a type of visualization for the card. Options include:
    • Line chart - Shows changes to a metric over time. Select 1 dimension and 1 metric, or select No breakdown for dimensions and up to 2 metrics.
    • Bar chart - Shows up to 2 metrics broken down by a dimension over time. 
    • Pie chart - Shows how dimension values contribute to the whole of a metric.
    • Leaderboard table - Shows a breakdown of the top 5 dimension values plus “other” for up to 4 metrics.
    • Scoreboard - Shows a breakdown of the top 5 dimension values plus “other” for a metric, or select No breakdown for dimensions to view totals for up to 4 metrics.
  5. Next to “Dimensions & metrics,” click Expand to select a dimension and metrics.
    Note: Some visualization types require a dimension.
    • To add a metric, click Add metric.
      If “Add metric” isn’t available, the maximum number of metrics has been added.
    • To remove a metric, next to the metric, click Dismiss.
    • To reorder metrics, drag and drop a metric into a new location on the list.
  6. (Optional) To add one or more dimension filters, next to “Filters,” click Add filter and then:
    1. Select a filter from the list.
    2. Choose the filter settings and click Apply.
      Tip: You can apply dimension filters across all the cards at once. 
  7. Next to “Data card preview,” review your card and make any changes.
    Tip: To show your card’s configuration, in the top-right corner of the card, click Show configuration.
  8. To finish creating your card, click Add.
    Your new card shows at the top of your Overview Home dashboard. Learn how to reorder your cards.

Update an existing data card

You can edit, reorder, and remove existing data cards. 

Edit a data card

You can edit a card directly from the card, or through the "Customize" menu. 

  1. Sign in to Google Ad Manager.
  2. Choose an option:
    • In the top-right corner of a card, click Edit
    • In the top-right corner of the dashboard, click Customize and thenConfigure on a card in the list.
  3. Make your changes and click Save.

Reorder or remove a data card

  1. Sign in to Google Ad Manager.
  2. In the top-right corner of the dashboard, click Customize, and then:
    • To reorder a card, on the list, drag and drop a card into a new location. The order on the list matches the order on the dashboard.
      The Ad Manager interface showing the homepage  overview dashboard.
    • To remove a card, on a card on the list, click Remove.
      Note: When you remove a card, any customizations you made to it are discarded, and the card is removed from your dashboard. For instructions to add the card again, jump to Add a new data card
To undo changes you made to the list, before closing the list, click Discard changes. Learn more about undoing your customizations.

Undo your customizations

You can undo your most recent data card customizations, or all of your Overview Home dashboard’s customizations.

Undo your most recent card customizations

This option is available until you close the customization panel in your current session.

  1. Sign in to Google Ad Manager.
  2. Click Customize and then, at the end of the list, click Discard changes.
    Note: This option applies only to your card customizations. Your selected date range and inventory type on the dashboard stay the same. If “Discard changes” can’t be selected, it means no changes are available to discard for your current session.

Undo all dashboard customizations

This option resets your dashboard to its default state. All your customizations are undone. The following defaults are restored:

  • Default cards, card configurations, and card order
  • Default date range: Last 30 days
  • Default inventory type: All inventory types

To undo all customizations:

  1. Sign in to Google Ad Manager.
  2. In the top-right corner, click Reset dashboard.
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