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Announcing Google Analytics tracking in reports

Google Employee
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Google Employee

Dear Data Studio fans,

 

We just launched a small but important feature: the ability to track your report usage on Google Analytics. Just enter the Universal Analytics tracking ID in the report properties panel to start seeing standard reporting information appear in your GA account.

 

Here's the Help Center article on how to implement GA tracking.

 

 

Thanks for your interest in Data Studio!

 

The Data Studio team

 

ga-tracking.pngSelect File > Report settings, then enter your GA tracking ID

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Re: Announcing Google Analytics tracking in reports

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Is this feature available for all languages? It doesn't display for me (in Dutch).

 

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Announcing Google Analytics tracking in reports

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Re: Announcing Google Analytics tracking in reports

Google Employee
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Google Employee

Yes, it is for all languages.  

I see it in Dutch and Italian:

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 Is it not available in any report you try? Just a specific one? 

 

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Hey Rick,

The option to add the tracking-id has appeared for us now as well. Thanks. Smiley Happy

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Where in analytics do we find and view this data?

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This is a nice first step, but without a dimension for editors vs non-editors, the data isn't very actionable.

Re: Announcing Google Analytics tracking in reports

Google Employee
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Google Employee

Hi Gerry

 

The data shows up in the GA property associated with the tracking ID you provide. You can use any of the standard reports and dimensions to track traffic to your Data Studio reports. The Page Title dimension has the name of your report, and Page dimension will begin with "/reporting/"

 

If you want to keep your Data Studio traffic separate from the rest of your website, you can create a "Data Studio" property. If you have different groups of reports you want to track together, you can add a view for each group and filter by Page Title (assuming you have a clear naming convention for your Data Studio reports).

 

Here's a small example I put together:

 

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Hope this helps!

 

Rick

Announcing Google Analytics tracking in reports

Google Employee
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Google Employee

Hi Dan,

 

Can you elaborate on what you mean by a dimension for editors vs non-editors?

 

What do you want to do with that data?

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Hi Rick,

 

Our organization is pushing to be more data driven but my fear is that views from report creators will drown out the activity from the stakeholders who use them to make decisions. I can filter myself out with an advanced segment on page matches .*/edit but other report creators that use existing reports for inspiration/consistency/etc likely won't ever edit the report.

 

It's certainly just a nice to have, but selecting a custom dimension slot right below the UA field for a user's "Can Edit" or "Can View" permissions would give some nice creator vs consumer segmentation.