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transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? mseanh 3/2/09 1:12 PM
Hello,

We are laying off the "freelance" design firm that created our site.  They currently have their own client gmail account that has all the Google Analytics of all their clients (including us). If we create our own gmail account, is it possible to transfer our Analytics from their gmail username to ours. (without losing any of the past 3 years of statistics)?

Thank you
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? Analyticspro.Anna 3/3/09 10:54 AM
You can't transfer Analytics data from one account to another. However, you can ask your design firm to export all the data as PDF or CSV and share it with you. What you can also do is ask your design firm to give you report access in the profile tracking data for your website. You can then create a new account for this website, and view the old account for old data.

~Anna
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? LoRaK 4/22/09 3:30 AM
It IS possible.
The new account (a.k.a. user) has to be added as administrator for the given profile on the old account.
After logging in to the new account you will be able to access the profile and edit the users for it.
You can now remove the old account (the design firm) from the list.
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? MueR 4/27/09 4:07 AM
Lorak, that's not a solution. You missed the part where the design company has all their clients in one account. If they would allow this, they would give control of all their client's analytics accounts over to mseanh.
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? dmotel 5/12/09 11:19 AM
Anyone find out if there is another solution to this. We also do not want to make anyone else an administrator so they can see all of our other client's data.
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? CobaltCat 7/30/09 7:33 PM
I am also looking for an answer to this. My client's old host/design firm is currently the admin for their GA account, along with numerous other clients' accounts, with the site owner as user. We need admin access so we can control the reports (among other things.) There has to be a way to transfer to a different account, with the owners as admin.
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? aarondwyer 8/30/09 12:46 PM
I've tried to find a positive answer to this question, but it appears that you can't transfer between accounts at all, unless Google change the way they handle admin users, or just allow a simple account to account transfer. I can't imagine it's very hard. Especially for the brain trust that put analytics together in the first place.

Right now it's best to just to get the current owner to start a fresh account and somehow get the old firm to give the current owner read only access to the particular log for as long as they need it.

Aaron
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? radek 9/17/09 10:38 AM
This would be really helpful. I have a real mess now in my/not-mine profiles and I would happily remove the ones that I do not care anymore. But I cannot do that because they are still valid and working but just other people use them...
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? Qaxe 9/23/09 8:36 PM
Well I am sorry that did not help mseanh quite, but it sure helped ME! Thanks LoRak, I needed this.
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? radek 10/18/09 6:17 AM
Anna, do you plan to implement this? or provide another solution?
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? lisetteatCandE 10/26/09 1:17 PM
This took me a while to figure out.  Yes, it is true that once you add another user as an administrator you can then delete the old administrator.  BUT!

You must LOG IN as the with the NEW ACCOUNT to then DELETE the old administrator.
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? spikely 1/15/10 3:08 PM
LisetteatCandE is correct - attached is the Google Support page that confirms that once you add another Admin user to an account, you can delete the "original" Admin, and outlines the steps required.
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? spikely 3/5/10 11:42 AM
Hi Thall - the important thing to understand is there is "Add ACCOUNT" (creates a separate area of your GA acct) and "Add PROFILE" (to add a new website to be tracked).  The former (Account) is what you need to create first to be able to allow new Admins to control only those profiles in that particular Account

If you look on your main GA screen, in the upper-right hand corner there should be a drop-down for "My Analytics Accounts" - one of the choices there should be "Create new account" - do that, THEN add the new website profile inside that account.  This way you can make a client an admin, but (s)he will only have access to the profile(s) in that account.  Hope that helps.  (Unfortunately you can't move profiles among accounts, so you're out of luck for the 100 clients you already have set up, but moving forward you should be in a better spot.)  Andria
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? oneth6 3/5/10 3:59 PM
i have no clue as to what i am doing, this is a totally new experience!
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? wandrewrobinson 3/29/10 11:00 PM
I have a similar situation. We wanted to start using GA to track statistics on our website, and I set up the web ID/ profile and got my tracking code. Then, when we went to install the code on our 3rd party created website, we find Analytics code already there. We're going back to past employees and will be following up with the company that made our website to see who might have created this code and have them add our current web team as admins, but I wonder if there is a way to figure this out by tracking the tracking code? Or if we install the new tracking code, will we have access to the past few years of GA data or will it start collecting data to the new tracking code from that point forward, losing us access to the past two years' worth of data? Thanks for any help!
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? crdunst 4/8/10 1:34 AM
We have the same problem, we need to hand over admin rights to someone, but don't want to give view/admin rights to or other sites to that person.  Reading the suggestions has given me an idea, which I will try out, how about creating a second google account ('account2' in this example - a middleman of sorts), I intend to transfer ownership from account1 to account2, account 2 revokes admin rights away from account1, leaving account2 as the sole admin on the website.  I can then share admin access to the new owner ('account3') and as no other website profiles are on account2, account3 will not have access to any of the other sites on account1.  Sounds confusing, but no reason why it wouldn't work?
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? eMaximize 8/15/10 2:37 PM
I have found that the best way to handle this situation is to make sure all your clients have their own Google Account/Signon.  Its their data, and you are a guest as the SEM Consultant.   This way if the client decides to bring it in house, or choose another consultant they can do so easily without impacting analytics history or PPC.  It really comes off well when you explain this to your clients up front, shows integrity in your service offering.
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? smbenes 9/14/10 7:47 AM
We have set-up all of our profiles under a standard gmail account, but now that Google will be making Analytics available through Google Apps, we'd like to transfer ownership to a company account.  Will it be possible to add a Google Apps login (@mycompany.com) as the account admin now?
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? Mados 10/10/11 5:30 PM
With the answer from LoRaK, it sounds very doable.

Instead of giving the client access to other clients' data, you would obviously create the new account for the client, make it administrator, use it to remove the old admin account, and THEN pass the new account to the client so they can change the password or whatever they like to do. Problem solved?
Re: transfer google analytics from one gmail account to another? aarondwyer 10/10/11 5:55 PM
I agree with Mados and Lorak, this is how to do it. You can't transfer to an existing google account without giving them full access to your stats.
 
So just make a new account for the new owner, do the transfer, then give them the login details.
 
They can then transfer it into their existing account the exact same way.
 
Yes it's a 2 step move but it's not that big of a deal.
 
Thanks guys for your great ideas.
 
Aaron