Data Studio is relatively new dashboard tool from Google, launched in mid-2016. It’s a superb tool for creating professional looking reports, easily and quickly, and it connects seamlessly to other Google data sources (e.g. Analytics, AdSense, Sheets, …).
Do you work with data outside of Google’s ecosystem though?
I’ll go out on a limb here, and say, yes, most likely you do.
Perhaps you’re a digital marketing analyst looking at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MailChimp data (etc…) for example.
Many of us work with other web services and you want that data displayed in Data Studio. With the launch of native data Community Connectors, you can connect to your favorite web services and access data that lives outside the Google ecosystem directly!
Want tons of great Google Sheets, Apps Script and Data Studio resources in one place?
Then you’ll love this list.
These are my go-to resources when I’m building spreadsheet applications for clients or developing content for this blog. I have hundreds of bookmarks on the subject but here I’ve whittled it down to just the very best.
Feel free to suggest any other resources in the comments below!
Regular readers will know of my enthusiasm for building dashboards, especially using Google apps (like this one or this how-to article).
So I was super excited in May of this year when Google launched Data Studio, a free data visualization and dashboard tool to compete against incumbent dashboard vendors Microsoft PowerBI, Tableau and Qlickview.
Here, I’m excited to share my initial impressions and show you some of the basics steps to build dashboard reports using this tool.