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Dashboard 2: The “What, Where, Why, How and more…” Custom Query Dashboard

Okay, so how do we make this data even more local? That’s where this second dashboard comes into play. We have to get a little bit more technical with the setup and the filtered query data, but it’s worth it for the extra insights!

This report has the same requirements as above. You will need access to your or your clients’ GSC account.

Simply click on the link below and it will open up the dashboard in Data Studio.

This is what you will see:

It’s almost the same as the first dashboard, but there is no data selection option!

That’s because we’re going to take a copy of this report and connect it directly to just one GSC account, so that any changes/edits we make are directly related to just that one account, turning it into customized Data Studio dashboard for just you or your client’s data, which you can then edit and play with.

So the first thing we want to do is make a copy of the dashboard and connect it to a specific GSC account: select the three dots in the top right of the window and choose “Make a copy”.

Google Data Studio Screenshot 8

 You should then see this window appear:

Google Data Studio Screenshot 9

Select the dropdown option from “New Data Source”, as above, and choose “Create New Data Source”, as below.

Google Data Studio Screenshot 10

A new window will then open and you’ll be presented with the many different Google Connectors. Select “Search Console”.

Search Console Connections

You will then be presented with all the GSC accounts that the Google account…

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