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Data in Google Analytics doesn't match Data Studio

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# 1
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I'm having some difficulties with scorecard charts showing the wrong data. Here's what I'm comparing:


Google Analytics 

  • Behavior/Site content/All pages report
  • Search for the specific page in the search box (/Pagename.aspx)
  • Click through to the navigation page to see next page paths
    • /newsarticle.aspx?id=5 has 21 pageviews
    • /newsarticle.aspx?id=6 has 18 pageviews

Data Studio

  • I'm looking at it slightly differently but it should be the same end result
  • Scorecard with pageviews as the metric and the same date range as selected in GA
  • Scorecard filters 
    • (Previous page path) equal to /Pagename.aspx
    • (Page) equals /newsarticle.aspx?id=5 (I've also tried contains id=5)
  • The results I get in Data Studio are different from GA:
    • /newsarticle.aspx?id=5 has 13 pageviews
    • /newsarticle.aspx?id=6 has no data

Some notes:

  • Data range filters are the same between both GA and DS. 
  • I'm using only page-specific data in both (pageviews and page), so there shouldn't be an issue with different hierarchies of dimensions
  • GA says that the sampling rate is 100%, so it's not incomplete data (unless the DS link is inherently sampled)?


I'm not sure if the problem is with GA or DS or the connection between the two. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Data in Google Analytics doesn't match Data Studio

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Any thoughts? I can't seem to figure out why the numbers in Data Studio would be showing differently than GA.

Data in Google Analytics doesn't match Data Studio

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Same issue seems to come and go, for Sunday of a given week matches by Saturday of that same week of by 10,000 sessions