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  • Writer's pictureKelly Alica Liman

How to Create Custom Metrics in Looker Studio

Every campaign has different goals. When you're running your campaigns, you might find yourself in need of tracking some specific metrics that might not be commonly used and might also be unavailable in Google Analytics 4. Luckily, if you're using Looker Studio, then you can create custom metrics according to your needs. This quick and easy tutorial (+ 3 examples!) will show you how to create custom metrics in Looker Studio. Without further ado, let's get started!


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Step 1️: Select any Scorecard, Chart, or Table

Step 2️: Navigate to the "SET-UP" column

Step 3️: Click the Metric you would like to modify

Step 4️: Click on "CREATE FIELD"

Step 5️: Name your Custom Metric

For example, we want to create a metric that is Items Viewed per Session.

Step 6️: Apply the formula of your Custom Metric

You can search for the relevant metrics in your formula. In this example, we added the formula with metrics Items Viewed / Sessions.

Step 7️: Select the Type of Metric (Number or Currency)

You can change the type of metric to numeric (number, percent, duration in seconds) or currency.

Step 8️: Click on "APPLY"

Example 1: Items Viewed per Session (Scorecard)

Example 2: Item Revenue per Session (Scorecard)

Example 3: Item Revenue per Session by Month (Column Chart)


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