A Google Cloud project is required for the No Code Data warehouse as this is where you data will be stored. The process takes around 3 minutes to set up from start to finish and requires no coding or technical knowledge. Whilst a Credit Card is required, the costs for a Data Pipeline for a small to medium business (100 GBP Locations or 10 Google Search Console properties) is covered in the free tier that Google Cloud offers.

1. Create a free Google Cloud Platform account.

2. Click on the 'Select a Project' dropdown in the top menu bar and then click 'New project'. In the New Project window that appears, enter a project name and select a billing account as applicable. A project name can contain only letters, numbers, single quotes, hyphens, spaces, or exclamation points, and must be between 4 and 30 characters.

3. Create and add a Billing Account to your project as this is required for data to be loaded into BigQuery. For detailed notes on creating a Billing Account please see here.

Optional — Controlling costs with Budgets

A budget enables you to track your actual Google Cloud spend against your intended spend, to create one follow this process:

  1. Open the console Navigation menu, and then select Billing.
  2. If you have more than one Cloud Billing account, do one of the following:
  3. To manage Cloud Billing for the current project, select Go to linked billing account.
  4. To locate a different Cloud Billing account, select Manage billing accounts and choose the account for which you'd like to set a budget.
  5. In the Billing navigation menu, select Budgets & alerts.
  6. Click + CREATE BUDGET.
  7. Set the budget Scope and then click Next
  8. Set a monthly budget Amount and then click Next.
  9. Set budget threshold rules and actions
  10. Click finish to save the budget