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We have been working with Google Data Studio ( ) especially since it is now offered fully to the public without limits. It is an amazing tool to give an elegant, customizible display to your Analytics or Adwords data report. Check out our introduction post, What is Google Data Studio?.

One of our first gotchas was that the Scorecard Comparison Arrows were the wrong color. The red was pointing up the green was pointing down. I was totally dumbfounded.  Look at the diagram below to see what I am talking about.


Data Studio Scorecards with wrong color indicators


After searching for answers and tinkering with the data studio I figured out that. You can customize the colors and I somehow had the indicating colors switched. To fix it: Select scorecard > style and change the color. See diagram below


Data Studio with correct color indicators


Google Data Studio is a great new offering from Google. It makes it easy to create powerful, dynamic data driven reports and dashboards. This allows you, your team and clients to better understand and react to the data that is coming from their websites and apps. However, as with most software, there can be little configuration settings that can be hard to recognize and tweak.  Hopefully, this post helps others who come across the same issue in the future.

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Leon is primary lead for Inforest Communications graphic and Web design services. He has over ten years experience in Web design and development and is proficient working with open­source CMS systems. He holds an associates degree in Computer Graphics from Mercer County Community College. Leon Rainbow is also a well known artist in Mercer County who creatively combines graffiti, street art and other artistic forms into innovative projects and events. He reaches out to wide audience, from galleries to the walls of inner cities. Leon curates two annual art festivals in New Jersey for area painters and the community as well as dedicating his civic duty to teaching after­school art programs in Trenton and Princeton, NJ.