Track Data Studio Dashboard Views in Google Analytics
Google Data Studio is one of Google’s emerging products in the Field of Data Analytics. Google has constantly updated the platform with new and exciting features which makes data visualization very interesting and enjoyable. Specially the ability of the platform to connect to various data sources is very handy as you can blend in data from various platforms and visualize it in a single report. Google Data Studio not only integrates with Google’s native platforms such as Google Ads and Google Analytics but also various other data sources such as Bing Ads, Adform and social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram with the help of 3rd party data connector providers like Super metrics.
In this post, I will share with another feature of Google data Studio, where you can track the numbers of views your dashboard has received in Google Analytics. This quick tip will help you out if you are someone who like creating dashboards and share them publicly.
I keep creating new dashboards and reporting templates on Data Studio and share it with my connections. I also track the number of downloads of data studio templates shared. But how do I know if the people who clicked through to the template actually use it or not?
You can track the number of report views on the reports with 3 quick steps:
1) Go to your data studio report
2) Click on File>>Report Settings which will open the settings tab in the right hand side.
3) Add the GA property Id in which you want to capture the data I would recommend to create a different property for tracking your Data Studio templates and add “datastudio.google.com” as the website URL.
Currently you can only track page views of the reports but as Google progresses on enhancing Data Studio features we can expect Google to allow users to track extra information.