Google Data Studio

Definition

A free tool from Google that lets users make custom reports with data from Google’s marketing services and external sources.

Information

Data Studio is Google’s reporting solution for power users who want to go beyond the data and dashboards of Google Analytics. The data widgets in Data Studio are notable for their variety, customization options, live data and interactive controls (such as column sorting and table pagination). Data sources include Google products (Analytics, AdWords, Search Console, Sheets, YouTube, etc.), database connectors, file upload, and “community” connectors to popular marketing services.

Google Data Studio started out as part of the enterprise Google Analytics 360 suite. In May 2016, Google announced a free version of data studio for individuals and smaller teams. At the time, there were differences between the paid version and the free version, such as the number of reports that could be created per account. By February 2017, Google announced free, unlimited Data Studio reports.  Since then, the free version of Google Data Studio has continued to add powerful features and usability enhancements.

Tools

Google Data Studio – official site

Supermetrics – pull external data directly into Data Studio.
14 day free trial – search more discounts (affiliate)

see also: Digital Marketing Tools

Services

Cleanup Interactive – consultancy that develops advanced Data Studio reports, including:

  • Management reports – allows even non-technical users to drill deep into your data.
  • Diagnostic reports – enhances optimization of organic search, paid, ads, and more.