2 Replies Latest reply: May 23, 2013 2:11 AM by Chris Brain RSS

    Can anyone share their experiences using QV Source Google connector

      Hi,

       

      I am looking to pull google data into a QV dashboard in order to accomplish two main goals, namely, to more easily produce longer term trending reports (comparisions with multiple breaks) and to integrate off line data (phone sales).  I was wondering if anyone could share their experiences and any insights.

       

      Thanks

      Joe

        • Re: Can anyone share their experiences using QV Source Google connector
          Alexander Karlsson

          They sell multiple Google connectors, which one are you referring to?

          I've worked with a few of them,

           

          Google Analytics

          Works really well and everything that is exposed through the API you also gain access to.

          Keep in mind that GA wont track single visitors so you only gain access to a aggregated data set which will require some data modelling to get all dimensions and metrics to line up nicely. The quick start template will get you started pretty quickly. If you are running a very large GA implementation with 200+ sites (not pages) make sure you do proper planning and set up a good incremental reload since the reload times will be massive other wise.

           

          Google Docs/Spreedsheets

          Simple. Very simple. Connect, extract data and your done. New version also leverages oAuth (I think) which gives you a boost in security.

           

          Personal opinions - Not associated with QT.