Data Studio Blended Calculated Fields

How To Use Calculated Blended Fields In Data Studio

Google Data Studio has long given report makers the ability to create their own “calculated fields”.  Recently, blended data sources were also made available.  What was missing was the ability to combine values from blended sources using calculated fields.  This capability has just been released and is available now in data studio!   Example: Total Google Reach –  Google My Business […]

Read more
Share Data Studio Reports

How to share Google Data Studio Dashboards and Reports.

Ok, so you just finished your data studio masterpiece and its time to share!  How you share depends on who you want to share it with and how much access you want to give them. One of the reasons Data Studio was developed was to increase the ways Google Analytics visualizations could be shared.   While analytics had some decent dashboarding […]

Read more
is adopting Google Data Studio Risky Business?

Adopting Google Data Studio – Risks and Opportunities

Is adopting Google Data Studio “Risky Business?” UPDATE 9/29/2018 – Data Studio moved from “Beta” to “Generally Available” on September 20, 2018.  This removes a lot of risk in adopting the tool as Google has officially designated it as a product they are supporting and investing in.   Keep in mind that updates are still being rolled out though. In some […]

Read more
Automatic previews for Google Data Studio

How To Add Page Preview Screenshots to Data Studio Reports

UPDATE – 9/30/2018 The Let’s Validate API that was producing page thumbnails is back up!  Im still looking for another source of dynamic thumbnails…. UPDATE – 9/29/2018  The Let’s Validate API that was producing page thumbnails is down.  I have tried to reach out to the owner but not getting a response, so I am searching for a new free API […]

Read more

Top Pages – A Simple But Powerful Data Studio Widget

I really should be working on my presentation for WordCamp Rochester right now… But I just couldn’t help myself …   I thought ” why would someone want to show their analytics stats on their own pages?”. Then I thought, “Sure, why not?  You could use it to show popular pages easily …. or popular products, or popular posts, or …”.  […]

Read more
Speakers at WordCamp Rochester 2017 for WordPress

Data Studio Presentation at WordCamp Rochester, NY Nov. 18, 2017

If you have an interest in WordPress you really should sign up for WordCamp Rochester 2017!  There will be more than 20 presentations , a lunch and swag , all for $20! This is a deal that can’t be beat.  Many people I have run into trace their interest and success to attending WordCamp. This year WordCamp Rochester will be […]

Read more
header Helpfullee Lee Hurst

Free or customized interactive widgets for your site

Just getting this off the ground now – building a selection of “widgets”  built from Google Data Studio for quick and easy embed to almost any website. Interactive features help keep people engaged and coming back to your site.  They can help increase your SEO by keeping people engaged with your content. I will be building new Helpfullee data widgets […]

Read more

Best Data Studio Posts and Resources, September 2017

What a month for Google Data Studio! There were so many big announcements it was hard to keep up with all the changes in September.   Among the changes were: Data Studio Community Connectors – A wide range of data connectors and the ability to develop your own Data Studio Embedding – the ability to embed directly into web pages, and […]

Read more
Google Data Studio Resource Guide

Looking for Google Data Studio Templates? (70+ Resources)

Have you been looking for a source for Data Studio examples, free templates, tutorials or videos? Try the new Google Data Studio Interactive Resource Guide!

Read more

Your website as a nightclub – Hire Google to help manage it for free!

Small businesses, medium businesses and organizations are missing out.  They don’t take advantage of free services that are critical to making their websites better.  That’s a shame, because even the most humble business has free access to the same tools used in global enterprises.  I’m going to explain how some of Googles’ basic tools can help you get more out […]

Read more