For those of you who remember the original SiteScout user interface, it had a split-screen view when looking at campaign statistics and reporting. When we launched version 2.0 of the SiteScout interface, the split-screen view was not a feature. And so today, back by popular demand, we are very happy to announce the re-release (and reincarnation) of split-view.
The primary appeal behind the split-view is the ability to see more data on a single screen. Because there are fewer clicks required to navigate various reporting dimensions, you can accomplish tasks faster, resulting in increased productivity.
In the bottom pane, you’ll see deeper levels of reporting for the item that is selected in the top pane. You can toggle other available views for the bottom pane by using the View buttons to the right.
It’s also important to note that you are free to disable split-view by hiding the bottom pane using the Hide button. (As demonstrated in the video above.) If you choose to hide the bottom pane, it will stay hidden until you open it again.
Some other parts of the interface that have changed along with split-view release:
- The “New Campaign” button has moved. In the Campaigns view, you can use the “New” button to create folders, campaign groups, and campaigns. The previous “New Campaign” button was ubiquitous, but it’s more logical that it lives within the Campaigns view, because that’s typically where all the real magic happens.
- The “Assets” button on the left menu is gone. All the previous Assets items (Audiences, Conversions, Domain Lists, etc.) have been extracted and are now main menu items.
- The behavior of tabs has changed. Now, all actions you perform in the UI (aside from new campaign) affect the current tab. If you choose to create a new tab by clicking the “+” icon, it will clone the existing tab you.
- The “Apply” and “Apply All” options in the date range selector. Choosing “Apply” changes the date for the existing grid you are viewing, whereas “Apply All” changes the date for all grids in your actively open tab, and remembers it for the future. But you can obviously change it again, if you so choose. This option helps you set the date once, so you can optimize for that time period, without having to repeatedly change it again.
Lastly, don’t worry if you’re confused by this new interface change. Our team has created a helpful tour of the new split-view option, which you will see upon logging in. And should you ever want to replay the tour in the future, just go to the Help menu and choose “Split Screen Tutorial”.
That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more product updates coming soon!
p.s. Centro will be exhibiting at Ad:Tech San Francisco next week in booth #1722. If you’re attending, swing by and say hello!