Visualizing Your SaaS App’s Monthly Active Users Broken Down by Signup Cohort

Matt Mazur

This week at Automattic I’ve been helping with a tool that will allow us to visualize the number of active WordPress.com users each month broken down by when those users signed up for an account. I think this type of chart and what you can learn from it are incredibly valuable so I wanted to show you all how to quickly create one for your own service.

Here’s an example of what this type of chart looks like courtesy of Buffer’s Joel Gascoigne:

What I really like about it is that for each month you can see how many active users there are and when those users signed up for an account. This not only gives you a sense how long ago your active users signed up…

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