This article will lead you through the process of setting up and connecting your data for the first time with Porter Metrics.
Every connector offers a 14-day free trial.
There will be more connectors on the way. Here is our road map.
There are three ways to get started with a free trial:
1. On our website, through our Make a report calls to action.
2. Our connectors get activated when you make a copy of one of our report templates
3. By finding Porter connectors on the Google Data Studio connectors gallery.
Your free trial will only start when you successfully connect data with our connectors to a Google Data Studio report.
How to start a trial?
Starting a trial with us is as easy as clicking on the Make a report button in the top right corner of our website.
Then, choose a connector you want to report with. You have a 14-days free trial for each one.
You’ll be re-directed to Google Data Studio.
Here, you must authorize Porter to connect to your Gmail account.
A pop-up window will appear, where you'll need to give permission for your data to connect with Porter.
Once you authorize your Gmail account, It's time to connect your data from any source (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Shopify, etc.).
Confirm that you are authorizing the same Gmail account that you are currently signed into. If you have a problem switching Gmail accounts, try using an incognito window to sign in.
We only get your email to associate with your Porter account; we don't collect or use any other personal information.
The process works pretty much the same with all connectors:
Do I need a credit card for my trial?
You don't need to have a credit card for your trial. To get started, simply sign in with your Gmail account.
Will the dashboards I created on my trial still work when it is over?
No, until you upgrade.
This error will appear on your data, indicating that your trial has expired. To upgrade your Porter account, follow this guide.
Once you upgrade, your data will be retrieved normally.