|How do you move on web property from one account to another?||map85||12/21/11 4:25 PM|
I'd like to organize accounts... one for personal and the other for work.
right now i have a new account per web property/domain... i like to take some domains and move them under work or personal account.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Whims||12/21/11 6:46 PM|
You cant move individual web properties/profiles from one account to another account.
You would need to setup each site again as a new web property under the desired account.. which would then also mean changing the tracking code on each website. to the new one to reflect the new UA# that is used for tracking in each instance..
If you should do this.. be sure not to delete any of the current accounts/profiles as you will need these to refer to for historical data as the new profiles will be tracking from scratch and wont contain any data pre creation date
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||HeathN||2/2/12 11:45 AM|
This is a major bummer, I really need to be able to move a property from one account to a new one.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||SMEAdvert||2/8/12 5:25 AM|
Just bumping this issue up as I feel it's a pretty important one.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Esteban Cuevas||10/12/12 5:50 AM|
I was looking for the same.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Walker Holland||11/1/12 8:08 AM|
I think this would be a very helpful feature. For example, we manage just over 100 client websites. I've installed Google Analytics on each one. After setting them all up in 3 main accounts, I had a few clients request to link their Analytics to their AdWords accounts. That requires them to be an administrator for both, and if I make one client an administrator then he or she can view (and make changes to) all of the properties/profiles listed under that account.
I can certainly create a new account specific to that client, but then we have two tracking codes - one with the historic information, and a new one that works from this point forward. That's not the end of the world, but it doesn't seem very professional.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Koen De Mol||11/20/12 12:24 PM|
Exactly the same problem here. I 've seen a lot of discussions about this item, so I 'm sure a lot of people would love to be able to move a property to another account. So Google, why don't you make this possible?
Thanks in advance anyway!! :-)
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||sckwebworks||11/22/12 8:28 AM|
I have the same problem with about 30 accounts created on behalf of the client in my own Analytics account, and agree that it should be easier to transfer them. However it might have made more sense if we did create the Analytics account on behalf of the client with their login credentials then grant ourselves administrator access from their account. This way we can easily ask them to add and remove us as users.
In conclusion... we should have been more vigilant, but it would be nice to be able to fix this so individual properties can be moved. The 'compare' feature in analytics will be useless until I can rack another year of data up.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Rob Maguire||11/22/12 10:50 AM|
If you just need to break out a property into a new account (rather than moving it into an existing one), this solution, if not elegant, should work.
1) Give admin access to another Google Account you control.
2) From the second Google Account, delete the original user.
3) From the second Google Account, give admin access for that property to the original Google Account.
4) From the original Google Account, delete the second Google Account as a user.
You'll likely want to try this with a new or unwanted property before risking data loss on something you really care about.
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|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||sckwebworks||11/23/12 5:13 AM|
This would only work for accounts with one property? When you give another user Admin rights, they are essentially taking control of all of your account and every property in that account. I can't see how your method would help in any other circumstance?
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Robert Sharp||11/30/12 5:57 AM|
This is incredibly frustrating. There is a major usability issue here, because when I set up my first analytics accounts in the past, I put them all under one 'property', thinking that they were separate websites attached to my Google account. In fact, the word 'Account' in the Analytics sense means something different and immutable.
Google developers! Please please provide an option to either move properties between accounts...
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Ruben Aguirre||12/18/12 10:51 PM|
Rob, have you tested this, and was it successful?
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||gwrtheyrn||1/4/13 8:09 AM|
Same problem here. This is a much needed feature!
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||toddz||1/8/13 4:14 PM|
Yes. This seems like an easily foreseeable use case, and it's quite surprising and disappointing that there's no way to make it happen.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Fritz Green||1/23/13 7:36 AM|
Unfortunately, the four-step approach outlined by Rob does not work. Sounds good in theory, so we tested it.
Turns out that giving a user admin access within the Users tab of a Profile automatically makes that user an administrator of the entire Account. There is even a warning message to this effect displayed below the User/Admin radio buttons when adding/editing a user from within a Profile.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Fritz Green||1/23/13 7:45 AM|
It is a common need since many webmasters/SEOs did not originally realize the restriction when setting up Analytics accounts for their clients. I'm sure there are thousands of such cases. We're dealing with a case right now where another webmaster granted us admin access several years ago because she set up hundreds of Analytics profiles within a handful of accounts, all under one Mother G account, but now she has kicked us out and deleted the profiles. She expects us to start all over with fresh accounts for several dozen big clients, which means we lose years of history. She still doesn't understand that we can't migrate those profiles to our own accounts.
Even if Google doesn't want to offer a tool for such migrations, they should either offer a way to export all profile data from one account and import it into a new account, or they should offer to manually transfer ownership of profiles that are more than two or three years old.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Rob Maguire||1/23/13 9:05 AM|
Correct. It only works if you have a single property. So that'll help out many people in this situation, but certainly not all.
My apologies for the confusion, I should have been more specific.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||NumberKruncher||1/23/13 7:17 PM|
+1 this would certainly be a very useful feature!
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Teo Maragakis||1/25/13 5:32 AM|
Agreed, this is an important feature.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Umberto Nensi||2/6/13 11:40 PM|
I agree too, move web properties from one account to another is a need
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Jonathan Regeimbal||2/17/13 8:52 PM|
Dear Google Devs,
This is an obvious and important feature. Many users like myself have been using Analytics for ages, and now find the need to split up properties into proper account hierarchies in order to provide proper access control to our clients, as well as manage the relationship between Analystics and AdWords effectively.
The ability to move properties between accounts should me made a priority in the Analytics development queue.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||AlphaSmith||3/13/13 10:16 AM|
I am in the position of having sold some of my sites and the new owners would like to have the historical analytics for those sites. As far as I can tell, there is no way to transfer this info.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Ana Mendoza Guasch||3/22/13 5:52 AM|
Same problem here, I think this is an important feature, we should be able to change accounts without losing historical data.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Jean Gionet||3/26/13 7:51 AM|
this would be useful.. too bad Google doesn't read ANY user/client feedback. I've yet to see them acknowledge anything that gets reported/posted/requested on these forums. VERY frustrating
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||amitavroy||3/26/13 12:54 PM|
Yes even I was reading the whole thread for the same...
When I initially created a few accounts, I was not completely aware of all the possibilities.
Now that I know... I am not able to transfer the properties inside one group
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||John Wedderburn||3/27/13 5:37 AM|
Worth pointing out that if you're an agency, or setting up GA on someone else's behalf, then you should create a separate Google Analytics account for each business, rather than multiple profiles within the same account.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Terry Apodaca||3/27/13 2:34 PM|
John Wedderburn, that's a good point...IF those clients want to manage their own GA account. I have clients that want to see some stats for a little bit of Marketing, but DO NOT want to manage a GA account. I use GA a lot for all my clients to help see where I get the most traffic, where bottlenecks might be, what pages i need to spruce up to get more traffic, etc.
There should be an option to move a property/website!
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||John Wedderburn||3/28/13 3:08 AM|
@Terry - 'moving' a property, as in giving new admin access, is straightforward. There's no reason why you can your clients cannot both be admins, and the new access setting will allow for even more control. If your clients don't even want to have access, that's a bit odd - they should at least have admin access.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Pete Jacobs||3/28/13 3:58 AM|
Setting up a GA account specifically for the client is definitely the way forward, but it doesn't solve this legacy issue where there was no guidance on the future-proofing in regards to connecting GA and Adwords accounts, so loads of us have clients GA accounts set up as Properties in our main account.
The other thing that I have found as a barrier to setting up Google accounts for clients is that you need to get them to do it themselves, because the sign up form asks personal questions. Some of my clients won't find the time to do this (or be willing, if they are high up the food chain) and in fact this has been the case in the past, so I decided to set the sites up as Properties. But now of course we're doing more Adwords and this problem of disconnected accounts has become quite a problem. It's just making it an unnecessarily difficult process. Well, beyond difficult. It's impossible.
I may be misunderstanding this, but wouldn't your solution above mean the client has access to all our GA properties?
Although Google can be a very useful provider, I think this is typical behaviour of an oversized enterprise. They don't listen. They don't really care about this issue. We can't do anything about it. It even doesn't need to worry from a PR point of view that loads of developers/account holders in this situation are going bad mouth Google to their clients over the issue.
A shame. Reminds me of when a well known fruitily-named technology company's products (mainly desktop all-in-ones and laptops) started to develop widespread faults just after the warranty expired and they would do nothing about it, not even acknowledge that customers are having issues. I'm clearly more frustrated by this than I thought!
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||John Wedderburn||4/7/13 1:07 PM|
@Pete - I was assuming a situation where the account was only for the one client; if the account was collecting data from many websites then, yes, there's the potential for them to see more than just their own site's data.
I sympathise if your clients feel they do not have the time to create a Google Account. Curious to know what you mean by 'or be willing, if they are are high up the food chain' - do you mean that larger companies prefer not to use Google products?
To your main point - I think its pretty clear what the pitfalls are of using one account for more than one client; the documentation is pretty clear about this, but maybe that's not always been the case.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Robert Sharp||4/7/13 2:50 PM|
Even having a client set up a Google Account is not future proof.
For example, I am the Head of Communications at a small charity. I set up an analytics account and gave the codes/details etc to the web guys redesigning our site - so, I *was* the client.
Problem being, one day I will leave the organisation. Everyone moves on eventually, whatever the job. And at that point, the problems we have been discussing arise.
So to totally future proof under the current system, you actually have to create a dedicted Google Account, just for the analytics.
Like I say: massive usuability issue. And surely one that is easy to solve?
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Pete Jacobs||4/8/13 2:41 AM|
Maybe the docs do now say this, but when we set up our account, many years ago (way before they started calling websites 'properties'), it was common consensus to put all your clients in one account. There's no getting away from the fact that Google have left a lot of us high and dry. I am more understanding when we are talking about 'free' services, but we pay for Adwords so feel that transferring data should be supported.
To explain the 'or be willing, if they are are high up the food chain' comment: When you create a Google account, it will ask for personal details, security questions etc. Things that frankly I wouldn't want to ask a high-level (or even normal level) client. Some of these clients are not always very computer literate or do not have the time/willingness to do these things, or if they are at a certain middle-ish level, may lack an assistant who can, but even if they did, you are creating the same problem as Robert Sharp's issue below. I would also want to attach these accounts to the person most likely to be involved with the business for the longest period of time/forever.
Although we wouldn't add new site to our account any more, we are where we are and so are a lot of other companies. As I mentioned, these are services we pay for and feel that this is poor customer service that my company would never dream of providing. Just because Google are innovative and provide some really amazing services, doesn't mean they should ignore the basics.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Dave Hoder||4/10/13 5:04 PM|
This is also an important issue should the site be sold.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||TSinGA||4/17/13 11:10 AM|
+1 - GOOGLE, PLEASE OFFER A SOLUTION FOR THIS!!!
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||bill.addison||5/9/13 11:54 AM|
+1 totally agree with Pete Jacobs, at the time of setting up our original analytics accounts there was a different structure and so now we're stuck with multiple clients setup as properties under one account.
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|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Jonathan Regeimbal||5/9/13 12:43 PM|
Come on Google, we've got a flagship product here that has users stuck. As a software engineer, I know that this is a problem that can be solved, and you have the right people to solve it. Not only is this feature desperately needed by the dedicated users who adopted this product long ago, other users who are less vocal or who got into the game later will find it useful, and may end up in situations where they need it to.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Terry Apodaca||5/9/13 3:58 PM|
The main issue here is that this is a feature that is simple to add, doesn't cause any security issues...and is widely being asked for. Especially since the early stages of GA made it so hard to foresee this wouldn't be possible. This is a scalability issue that GA is refusing to address. It would be a simple setting in the Profile Setting tab of each Profile. In it's simplest form, all they need to do is add Parent/Child relationships...this would give everyone the ability to move Profiles to different Accounts without losing or compromising the already established data.
This is really simple! I wonder if there are some developers that are reading this thread that might branch off some code to do this for some kind of Beta release. I would love to see and test it.!!!!
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Alex D (CR)||6/5/13 7:54 AM|
+1 with the many others here who want this feature.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||tomhodgson||6/13/13 1:51 PM|
+1 to this. I really wish google would allow this. It would be a simple fix given the manpower at its feet. Come on big G man sort this out for us. Pretty please!!!!!
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||damnsrm||6/16/13 9:18 PM|
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||metasilk||6/21/13 9:12 AM|
I am in the same position: when I started using Analytics, there was just *MY* account (metasilk@ ) and I put my client's websites in it. There were no other options.
It would be incredibly helpful if now I could
* set up new Analytics "accounts" (as they now call them) -- enabling additional user logins, yet keeping them separate from each other. For the suite of sites that are mine, I could use this to categorize my sites, which in turn helps me manage different sets of sites more efficiently.
and THEN (this is the KEY part, as the first bit _is_ possible)
* move existing "properties" from one "Analytic account" to another. I _could_ recreate them, and lose YEARS of data. This seems ... a bad idea, compared to the inefficiency of scrolling hither and thither in the lists of properties.
So, Google, please add a "Move Property" feature to Analytics. Soon.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Jean Gionet||6/21/13 10:26 AM|
Google doesn't care.. they launch new services, get people hooked.. ignore customer/client comments/feedback/help requests/etc, service gets outdated.. then they shut it down... I'm seeing this trend more and more throughout all Google service..
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Oatmeal Design||6/23/13 3:52 PM|
Yup, just realized this was an issue tonight whilst setting up a new customer and doing a bit of reading. Pretty incredible. They will fix this eventually, that much is obvious - it is required. They are just a little slow responding to this kind of stuff (like over 2 years slow if I go by the original post date here).
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Caleb Whitmore @AnalyticsPros||6/23/13 11:13 PM|
I doubt they will fix this. It's clearly prohibited per the Terms of Service that we've all agreed to when signing up for GA. If you create a property under your account for another website you had better have (a) legal permission to do so from the, and (b) a contract with them that defines the parameters of the situation since their data will reside under your owned account forever until deletion.
I know many don't actually read the ToS for GA and it's certainly easy to create new properties... but these things are important, and if you're doing this professionally, it's really important or you can end up in some pretty hot water quickly. I've seen this exact issue cause major problems for major brands and agencies.
Always create a unique account for each company you're going to setup GA for. If you've done this already, the best thing to do is to create them a proper account now, implement a second tracker on their site, and give them perpetual access to their historical data under your account and hope they don't take legal action over it.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Caleb Whitmore @AnalyticsPros||6/23/13 11:15 PM|
It's not that easy. Accounts and properties have been an integral part of GA from the start - from long before the start if you've worked with Urchin Software back in the day.
I have worked with hundreds of companies over the years and it's simple - only ever setup a distinct account for each company. My one Google Account login can have access to any number of GA accounts - problem solved.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Oatmeal Design||6/24/13 1:23 AM|
But it actually is that easy. Google has included within it's TOS the ability to modify it at any time in any way they like. Yes, we all now know to set up an account for each client separately now, however for those of us that did not do this from the start, it would be great if they could add a way to rectify it as it can be a problem.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||siwwar||8/28/13 4:53 AM|
It would be great if Google add the ability to move your property between your accounts.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Yago Stecher||9/6/13 12:52 PM|
bump, for great justice!
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||NicoJuicy||9/20/13 3:00 AM|
bump, although it will never be fixed :(
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||ADMIRETHEWEB||9/21/13 4:40 AM|
I would like this too !
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||TaktikC||9/30/13 11:18 AM|
I'd really like to able to transfer Web Properties to different accounts
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||codexpoet||9/30/13 11:24 PM|
Bump from me! Need it ASAP!
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Joe Stern||10/3/13 8:56 AM|
Bumping this again. We at least need a way to export/download a property and import that property into a new account. Maybe that would be easier to achieve than transferring between two accounts.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Charlie van de Kerkhof||10/4/13 3:24 AM|
+1 for moving properties to other accounts
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Pedro de Carvalho||10/8/13 2:56 AM|
me too :(
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Robert Sharp||10/8/13 7:03 AM|
What would be the most appropriate place to start a PETITION on this issue?!
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||MissZzz||10/9/13 7:57 PM|
The UA account number would need to change if one property was to move to another account?
Their servers hold so much data, maybe they're too lazy to configure all this.
Google doesn't care. I wouldn't be surprised if they continue to ignore fixing this.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Juanjo Guirao||10/12/13 5:06 AM|
Stuck with a customer's properties that now I cannot give them access to, unless I give them access to all properties in the same account.
Moving properties between accounts should be a drag and drop thing.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Juan Guirao||10/12/13 5:28 AM|
I can assign users access to properties individually, so our problem is solved.
I still would like to be able to move properties across accounts for better organization, but at least the access issue is solved.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||DaveAtrixDesign||10/31/13 12:08 PM|
+1, no brainer
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Zach Flanders||11/1/13 12:39 PM|
This is a major pain. Please fix this.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||taylort||11/4/13 9:23 AM|
I'd also like to see this. We have several client properties that originally listed under an account for the company - but the advantages of making everything its own account now necessitate putting all individual properties in their own account
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||juueli||11/7/13 5:21 AM|
+1 Just getting started with Google Analytics and was very surprised to find out that this feature is not readily available.
|Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another?||Nico Westerdale||11/11/13 7:31 AM|