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Google Data Studio: Pretty Awesome

Jul 24, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: 1. It is free

2. It connects to your Google account

3. It can connect to a whole variety of data sources, I have been using several Google spreadsheets

4. The ease of inserting a table, a graph, scorecard, heatmap etc

5. It is visually pleasing

6. It can serve as a live dashboard with custom and malleable date ranges

7. It allows you to easily switch around different chart versions

8. You can embed a Google spreadsheet! and scroll through the live Data Studio file!

9. All sorts of sharing settings

10. Can also download as a static PDF file

11. They have a basic training online, and there is a world of articles and youtube videos to help you

12. You can create new fields, rename them etc

Cons: 1. You have to link by tab for each spreadsheet, which is tedious. It would be nice to be able to link multiple tabs and spreadsheets at once.

2. There is no option for an automatic refresh if there is a change in the base file -- you have to go to View and hit refresh (not intuitive either).

3. The legend text often gets hidden and is not easy to resize and move around.

4. I couldn't find any option for inserting headers or page numbers automatically.

Overall: This for me is a phenomenal product. Since I have found this, I've introduced it to multiple people at work. This has been very helpful in depicting data in a simple and easy way to variety of audiences. I wish they advertised it better.

Best free reporting tool

Mar 13, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The best part of it is that I no longer have to spend hours on making reports for our clients. You just make a template, create a data source and it's done. It's one of the best tools Google came up with in the last years. It's very easy to use and extremely intuitive.

Cons: Could use a couple more integration (Facebook for exemple) but hey it's FREE and it's very very good.

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An Exceptional Tool To Create Reports Using Your Own Data Sources

Jul 25, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Great job to Google's team for making this wonderful tool! Data studio is an amazing platform that helps us in terms of creating data reports that are otherwise quite difficult to create on your own when you have multiple data sources at once, this solves that problem rather efficiently. Now we just assign the source for our tables or charts into the data studio and it makes professional reports for us on the go!

Cons: Nothing to dislike as this has only helped in creating reports that are rather time consuming if you were to create them manually in excel or word

Overall: Loved having the ability to add our data sources to create intelligent and aesthetically pleasing charts. 10/10!

Great for integrating with Google Analytics for client reporting!

Aug 06, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ability to create custom reports from Google Analytics data.

Ability to style/format reports as you wish - fonts/colours/graphics etc.

Cons: Can be tricky to pull in the right data at a first glance.

Overall: Would definitely recommend for agencies! There's a lot more that Google Data Studio can do - we haven't scratched the surface yet!

The best free BI dashboarding tool

Dec 18, 2018
3/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: GDS is free and that is its greatest strength. It connects easily to Google services, and supports a smattering of other data sources. It is easy to use and has some power under the hood that isn't obvious at first blush, especially with recent updates that permit better data aggregation and transformation.

Cons: It is very good for relatively simple dashboards, but if you are looking for larger scale "enterprise" tools or want more flexibility in data management, it's probably not a good fit. Maintenance of dashboards is highly manual and it is nearly impossible to create template reports or duplicate them for other similar data sources.

Data Studio Review

Aug 14, 2019
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It is great once you get the hang of it. There are issues (see below), but it is great for those using an analytical approach to their job and any who have a reporting aspect. It makes for a beautiful product when complete.

Cons: The inability to leave comments is a bummer. Every other Google product you can leave comments and tag people. Why not this one? The X and Y axis are also frustrating when trying to edit them. The bottom one isn't able to be edited for percentages, which is a lot of what I work with.

Overall: Overall, it's great. I'm newer to the program, but I'm in it each month. It's not very user-friendly to those who are looking to learn more about data reporting, but those who have that knowledge are able to navigate it easily.

Makes Our Reports Look Professional

Jul 31, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I LOVE Data Studio because it makes all our clients' reports look professional and easy to read. You can combine multiple data sources on a single dashboard, you can have multiple pages, and puts it into one dashboard that I can customize. We use supermetrics and the data pulls in from Facebook, Google Ads, Bing, LinkedIn, and Twitter with ease. Our clients LOVE their dashboards.

Cons: The data sources sometimes break and you have to go in and re-create another data source. Also, their customer support is non-existent.

Great value for a free tool

Jul 28, 2019
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Considering GDS is free, it's a great value. The platform has come a long way since it's inception, and in my time using it, has continued to evolve in the right direction.

Cons: There are still a number of functions which can be done in GA which are difficult or impossible in GDS. Make sure you map out your reporting before setting out.

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Not a Tableau alternative, but it's getting there

Aug 10, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Pricing (it's free)

Native integration with Google Ads and Analytics

New features are being added very frequently

Good UX

Cons: Quite complicated to create your own functions

Weak templating

Can't move files to Team Drives

Separation between data and visualization is confusing

Great tool! I hope more integrations follow soon

Jul 29, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This tool makes it very easy to connect and display data from multiple sources. Some of the main benefits of this very powerful software:

1. It's easy to setup dashboards, you don't need any experience.

2. You can connect data from multiple points - for example Google Analytics and Google Search console.

3. Styling your dashboards is easy and you have a lot of options in it.

4. There are many many options to visualize the data in your preferred way.

Cons: The only downside for me was that it does not integrate with many other projects yet. I would like it to combine with my CRM system.

Overall: I'm using Google Data studio to keep track of international SEO performance. It helps us keep overview of the most important metrics. It goes beyond what you can get out of Analytics in this way.

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The best reporting platform

Aug 01, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Google Data Studio makes it so easy to generate dynamic reports for yourself or clients. You can easily pull data from Google properties, and others with support, to create customized reports to observe any and all metrics that guide your organization.

Cons: There are limited features when incorporating data from non-Google sources, which require a third party tool to access easily.

Overall: I love Google Data Studio!

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Best for creating Report

Aug 05, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I like the feature that I can directly get my data from my Google Bigquery and create a good report for them. It has made it easier organise reports using the charts and tables.

Cons: It requires some level of expertise to be able to use. It is not beginner-friendly

Overall: It has helped us create good monthly reports for our organisation and stakeholders. To better show what we have done and how far we can go.

Easy to use program

Aug 06, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: GDS is no longer beta!! Google Data Studio has the ability to create your own visualization Community Visualization and ready-made reports can later be used as templates.

Cons: onvenient interface. Data Studio is free and does not require the installation of additional software, which can be considered its most powerful advantages.

Reporting made easy

Aug 07, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Obviously there's lots more you can do with Data Studio other than just reporting, but for digital marketing this has made life so much easier creating reports as often as needed, and even have them emailed on a schedule via PDF.

Cons: Sometimes filters don't allow you to get as granular as you would like.

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Not easy to visualize my data

Aug 15, 2019
3/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I like the way that I can take my data, visualize it and share it with my team members who seem to only be able to understand by looking at graphs. Plus it is included in my Google Suite.

Cons: I found it very hard to begin building my first data presentation. The format is not intuitive and the documentation is hard to find.

I am visualizing OT data and I wanted to build a pie graph but I still cannot figure out how to do it. Every time I try it only shows one selection out of three. I also wanted to include a speedometer (red/yellow/green) but that graph is not included.

Overall: It does the job but I would prefer that it included the speedometer graph. That is what I really wanted.

SATISFIED

Jul 30, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: PRIVATE

Pros: ORGANIZED FUNCTIONALITY, AND THE MANNER IT RESOLVES VARIOUS KINDS OF BARRIERS.

Cons: ORGANIZED A LOT OF SECTIONS OF CORPORATE AREAS I AM WORK IN.

Gets basic work visualisation done quickly in web environment

Aug 01, 2019
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Ability to connect with multiple sources, especially Google sheets and it's almost at zero cost!

Cons: There is no granular control over elements. For eg- I cannot drill down within all countries in geographic visualisation.

My favorite new Google program

Jul 31, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I like that the data is interactive, easy to understand, and so clear and organized for the viewer.

Cons: The Google share settings annoy me but that isn't specific to this program, just Google as a whole.

Overall: My SEO analyst uses this software every month to deliver my website data reports and I've LOVED the reports she has sent me. They're so easy to use and understand and I highly recommend this program to anyone trying to organize and present data in an interactive way.

Jan 03, 2019
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Apr 05, 2019
4/5
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