Create and manage custom alerts

Create, edit and delete custom alerts.

When you create a custom alert, that alert is visible only to you in your current reporting view and in any other views to which you apply the alert.

In this article:

Create custom alerts

To create a custom alert, navigate to your view, then:

  1. Select the Reporting tab.
  2. Navigate to any one of the Intelligence Events reports (Overview, Daily, Weekly or Monthly Events).
  3. Below the bar graph, in the Custom Alerts field, click on Create a Custom Alert.
  4. Alert name: Enter a name for the alert.
    Apply to: Select the reporting views to which you want to apply the alert.
    Period: Select the frequency at which the alert can be generated (Day, Week, Month). A daily alert is based on daily changes in traffic/behaviour; weekly and monthly alerts are based on week to week and month to month changes, respectively.
    Send me an email when this alert triggers: Select this tick box if you want to receive an email when the alert is generated. If you want other people also to receive an email, open the other email addresses menu, click on Add new email address, enter the address and label, then click on OK. The From address for the alert is noreply@google.com.
    Click on Set up your mobile phone to enter your mobile phone number.
    Alert Conditions:
    • This applies to: Select the dimension to which the alert applies.
    • Alert me when: Select the metric to which the alert applies, the condition that generates the alerts (e.g., Is less than, Is greater than), and enter the value for the condition (e.g., Is less than 20).
  5. Click on Create Alert.

Edit custom alerts

To edit a custom alert, navigate to your view, then:
  1. Select the Reporting tab.
  2. Select any one of the Intelligence Events reports (Overview, Daily, Weekly or Monthly Events).
  3. Below the bar graph, in the Custom Alerts field, click on Manage custom alerts.
  4. In the list of custom alerts, click on the alert name.
  5. Make any changes you want to the configuration of the alert, then click on Save Alert.

Delete custom alerts

To delete a custom alert, navigate to your view, then:
  1. Select the Reporting tab.
  2. Select any one of the Intelligence Events reports (Overview, Daily, Weekly or Monthly Events).
  3. Below the bar graph, in the Custom Alerts field, click on Manage custom alerts.
  4. In the list of custom alerts, click on Delete for an alert.