How To Delete Google Analytics Account
Google Analytics is a great tool if you are a website owner or blogger, and everyone who is running a web business needs to be aware of it. It crunches the numbers perfectly and shows user interaction with your blog in great detail, and it also allows you to track traffic on your websites.
However, many users dislike being left with inactive Google Analytics accounts. Even if you shut down your blog or website, it will remain on Google Analytics. This will clutter your account, which is unnecessary and tedious. Deleting Google Analytics accounts is not hard at all, just follow the instructions which are up ahead.
How to Delete Your Google Analytics Account
Google Analytics lets you create as many accounts as you please on your profile. These accounts can have unlimited properties. You will soon learn how to delete both the properties and the accounts.
To delete a Google Analytics account, follow these steps:
- Remove the tracking code of Google Analytics from all of your web pages or blogs.
- Go to your Google Analytics account and log in.
- Then click on the Admin tab, located in the bottom left-hand corner of the Analytics Dashboard.
- You will see three sections, Account, Property, and View. In the Account window (left side), select the account which you want to delete. If you have multiple accounts, click on the account name in this section.
- Go to Account Settings, located in the Account window.
- Select ‘Move to Trash Can.’
You will get notified via email that your account will be deleted, and so will other users with the permission to Manage Users. Now you can commit to other accounts if you have them, or totally stop using Google Analytics.
How to Delete Google Analytics Properties
In case you think this is too extreme and you want to keep your Google Analytics account, you can remove only individual properties from it. Maybe you have too many inactive properties (domains) which are bothering you.
Here is a step-by-step guide for deleting Google Analytics properties:
- Again, log into your Google Analytics.
- Now, look at the second tab, labeled Property. Select the property you want to remove.
- Directly below it, you will see Property Settings. Click on it.
- At the top right, you need to click on Move to Trash Can.
- Confirm that you want to delete this property.
Restoring a Google Analytics Account
That was easy as pie, right? If you change your mind, know that you have 35 days to restore the property or the account. This will undo the deletion. But after 35 days, your account or property will be permanently deleted.
To restore an account, you need to choose the proper account and find the Trash Can in the Account pane. Click on the account you wish to bring back and click Restore.
How to View the Changes to Your Google Analytics Account
If you are co-managing your Google Analytics account with someone else, it will be useful to keep track of changes. You can find the record of all changes in the Change History dialog.
Here is how to access the history of changes on Google Analytics:
- Log into Google Analytics.
- Select Settings Cog located in the lower-left corner.
- Look at the Account page and choose the account you want to check.
- Now select Change History.
The Change History window contains information about the dates and times of activities for that specific account. You will see Changed by, which tells you who made the changes if more people are managing your Google Analytics account.
In the Change section, you will see the Analytics object, which can be an account, view, user, etc., and the exact action which was done to this object. These objects can be deleted, created, and so on. In case you deleted a property or account, your partners can see when you did it.
Google Analytics will keep a record of changes for up to two years.
In case you are fed up with too many properties or accounts within your Google Analytics, you can follow Arnold Schwarzenegger’s approach and terminate them. You can keep track of changes at all times, and even change your mind and restore the accounts you deleted.
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