The Dashboard is basically the space which reflects the status quo of all your alerts, mentions, influencers etc. It's extremely useful as you can find all the information about your alerts there and take any actions if needed. It has the Filters toolbar and the Widgets area:
There are a couple of ways to filter your data in order to get the most relevant results.
First, if you click the alert name in the Filters panel, you will find a drop-down menu with all the alerts you have:
It means you can monitor statistics for multiple alerts simultaneously, which may be helpful if you need overall stats on related alerts:
Next are the Source buttons. You can toggle them to hide or add social networks to the stats. In the following example Twitter and Reddit are disabled, so the info from these sources isn't displayed:
And the last one is the Date filter, which has five options for displaying your mentions:
We have widgets that show the statistics depending on the parameters you provided in the filters. The cool thing here is that if only one alert is chosen, our widgets become interactive, i.e. you can click on them, and corresponding filters will be applied. The New mentions and the Top influencers widgets are always interactive and do not depend on the quantity of alerts.
The Mentions widget stands, obviously, for the total amount of mentions for the chosen alerts. There’s also a chart which shows on which date your alert was most frequently mentioned:
Next is the Sentiment widget consisting of the pie chart and the graph. It reflects the sentiment which can be positive, negative or neutral. Sentiment is a handy way to track the attitude of your audience to your brand or product:
On the Reach widget you can find the estimated amount of people who can see the mentions. Reach is based on a number of people following your mentioners and a number of engagements (likes, comments, etc.) with the mentions:
New mentions are located in the corresponding widget:
Next is the map. The more saturated a country's shade of blue, the more mentions are coming from it. White countries are those which don’t have any mentions at all:
The Language widget provides stats on which languages are most frequently used in your mentions. There’s a pie chart where the most popular languages are displayed with more saturated blue color:
The Source widget will help you find out in which source your keywords are mentioned more often:
The Top influencers are people with the largest audience, those who have the biggest amount of followers and therefore the biggest reach. It’s good to know your heroes!