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Frequently Asked Questions

Product FAQs

When you purchase a Data Studio template you are getting a custom built dashboard that visualizes and displays your data.

Google Data Studio seamlessly connects with other products from the Google Marketing Platform. This means that once you have purchased a report, you can connect your Google Analytics (or any other data source) to the template and begin analyzing your own data to better understand your business.
Purchasing a template gives you access to a hidden template that you are able to copy.  Once you have copied it, the copied version is yours to edit and change as you like. 

Once you have decided on a Template added it to your cart and purchased it you will be taken to an order complete template which contains links for you to access your template.  At the same time you will also receive an email with your purchase confirmation as well as links to the template you purchased.  These links will direct you to a template that you are able to copy and then own the copied version.

In the event that you do not receive a link to the template you purchased or an email, please get in touch with us and we will provide access to the template within 24 hours.  

When you click ‘Open’ in your ‘Invitation to Edit’ email, you will be taken directly to the report template.

If you then click the Data Studio icon in the top left corner of the report’s Edit screen, you will be taken to your list of Data Sources.

If you then look in your list of Reports you will see the Data Studio template has been shared with you.

You can then edit this report directly, or you can make multiple copies of it to edit as you wish.

Once you’ve purchased a Data Studio template, you will be sent an email giving you access to the report.

You then have two options for connecting your own data to the report.

The first option is generally to use the Data Source Connector to choose your own data. For example, if it is a Google Analytics connector you can simply choose your website from the list presented, as shown below.

The second option is to make a copy of the Data Studio report template you have purchased.

It is advisable to make a copy of the report, so that if you make unsuccessful changes to the report you always have the default template to fall back on.

If you make a copy of the report, you will then be presented with the option of choosing what data you would like to connect to the Report, as seen below.

If you use the wrong Google account when purchasing a Google Data Studio template, it won’t be a problem.

For example, let’s say use are intending to purchase the template for your work Google account but accidentally use your home Google account.

You can simply login into Data Studio using your home account and share the report with your work account.

Click on “Share this report”

And then select the option that this person is able to Edit the report.

You then share the link via email or share the link with your work account. You can then log into your work account and you will be able to access and edit the report.

We would recommend making a copy of the report template that is then owned by your work account.

Data Studio is available for everyone and depending on what you want to do is intuitive enough for most people to be able to build their own templates and dashboards.  However, it takes time. There are a number of steps in building a dashboard. From gathering the data and connecting your data source, asking the right questions, building graphs and tables to help answer those questions and making it all come together in a visually attractive way.  This can take hours and sometimes days. We’re offering low cost templates that can save you hours. These templates work out of the box or you can use them as a starting point to customize your own dashboard. In our opinion its a super time saver and a no-brainer.

General FAQs

A Data Studio template is a reporting template that can be used with Google’s data visualization tool Data Studio.
Data Studio templates come in many different shapes and sizes, and can visualize your data in attractive, stylish reports.
Data Studio connects to a multitude of data sources, such as Google Analytics, Google Ads, Google Search Console, Google Sheets, SQL databases and many more!

Whereas previously you had to look at data in each of these products separately, with Data Studio you can combine multiple data sources into one comprehensive report.

Yes, Data Studio is free. It is part of the Google Marketing Platform, which also includes the popular website measurement tool Google Analytics.

Some of the reports that we offer connect to data sources that require a 3rd party connector like Supermetrics.  In these case you may need to purchase a subscription from the connector in order for the template to connect to these data sources.  In these cases we have clearly stated this in the template description.  

While this is the case, Data Studio itself is still free and if you want to access certain data sources, whether you use data studio or any other dashboarding or BI tool, you will still require a 3rd party connector. 

You can connect your Google Analytics account very easily.

You can use the built-in Google Analytics connector to choose which account you’d like to view.

You just need to be logged in to your Google account, and you will see your own Google Analytics data among the options you can choose.

Google Data Studio currently provides the following automatic connectors;

  • Google Analytics
  • TV Attribution
  • YouTube Analytics
  • Google Ads
  • Campaign Manager
  • Search console
  • Google Ad Manager

Let’s say you are editing and customizing your template, make a mistake and want to revert back to an earlier version of the template.

Google Data Studio has a Version History feature that allows you to go back to earlier versions of the report.

To use this feature, click on File and then See version history.

You will then have the option to revert back to an earlier version of the template.

Data Studio Templates offers a wide range of high quality templates and when you browse through the templates listed on datastudiotemplates.com, you will notice that many of them are authored by Data Studio Templates, but there are also other template authors / publishers.  Data Studio Templates is a marketplace where vendors are able to offer their templates to the marketplace.  All the templates that are being offered have been reviewed and meet our strict quality guidelines

Many of the templates listed on the site took hours and days to build and design.  We are able to offer them at an extremely low price because we sell them to a wide range of customers.  This allows you the advantage of accessing high quality templates at very low prices.