Predict Web Traffic with Trend Forecasting in Google Sheets

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In this Free Guided Project, you will:

Identify use cases for forecasting trends and understand how website traffic volume is predicted.

Visualize and statistically examine the website data by testing the slope of the regression line and creating a line chart in Google Sheets.

Conduct linear regression to predict website traffic volume and compare trend forecasting to other techniques in Google Sheets.

Showcase this hands-on experience in an interview

Clock2 hours
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you will understand the principles of time-series forecasting used to predict web traffic volume to provide practical business intelligence that can inform operations, resource allocation, and identify opportunities. You will also be able to conduct a web traffic forecast in Google Sheets. To do this, you will work in the free-to-use software Google Sheets while exploring trend forecasting and its applications. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.


Some familiarity with spreadsheet software is helpful.

Skills you will develop

Business Process ManagementPredict Web TrafficCustomer BehaviorsDemand ForecastingBusiness Intelligence

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Review how forecasting supports decision-making and access Google Sheets.

  2. Identify problems that can be solved with statistical forecasting techniques and review how website traffic volume is predicted.

  3. Identify linear and exponential growth and import data into Google Sheets.

  4. Create a line chart and add a linear trend line in Google Sheets.

  5. Conduct linear regression with a linear model to predict web traffic volume in Google Sheets.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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