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How do you move on web property from one account to another?

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How do you move on web property from one account to another? marcoponce 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.

thanks
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.

Google, please.
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? 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? 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? 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.!!!!
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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
bump
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
Oatmeal design,

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.

Best,

-Caleb
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Caleb Whitmore @AnalyticsPros 6/23/13 11:15 PM
Meta,

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.

Best,

-Caleb
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Oatmeal Design 6/24/13 1:23 AM
Caleb,

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
Bump

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
CORRECTION!
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
+1 

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
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Douglas D. 12/15/13 10:33 AM
This is not just a legacy issue. My client has paid thousands for a web solution to support her business vision. The original developer has placed the property for her site under an account with a few dozen other properties. Many people unwittingly do this, and there's no way to stop it. Now I have a serious ethical/business problem in maintaining access to her historical statistics, since my client an the original developer don't want any further interaction. Also, creating a new property under a new account controlled solely by me causes the old trends to be statistically and visually disconnected from new ones.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? TRIPLEdm 1/15/14 3:15 AM
I agree 100%, this has been going on for years and they are not bothered with providing a solution to a very obvious and common problem.
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Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? saratogaWeb 1/21/14 7:38 AM
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Agreed. This is an extremely needed feature for Google Analytics to be truly useful for managing your website statistics. This would also be very helpful in the instance where a client leaves you and they want you to move their property to an account
Agreed. This is an extremely needed feature for Google Analytics to be truly useful for managing your website statistics. This would also be very helpful in the instance where a client leaves you and they want you to move their property to an account they or their new web company control.
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Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Sid Li 1/24/14 4:29 PM
Does anyone know what's the status with this at the moment? 
Is there a logical reason why Google's not enabled this or is this something they've acknowledged and are working on?
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Yago Stecher 1/25/14 2:49 AM
Neither Google is working on it, nor will ever read this thread (they never do: these topics are for solving issues among users). Google never gives feedback on forums. Never will.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? joapalmer 2/12/14 7:09 AM
Bump. Really important feature, need it NOW!
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? John Wedderburn 2/12/14 8:23 AM
As far as I'm aware this is a function which is not supported by Google. 

A solution would be to retain user access to the property/view in question as well as adding your own dual tracker to the site - you'll be collecting your own data, as well as having access to the historical data. Not perfect, but better than nothing. 


Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Robert Sharp 2/18/14 2:05 AM
Hi everyone,

I've just noticed that the ptions within Analytics 'User Management' have been updated.  You can now assign a user the ability to 'Manage Users', 'Edit', 'Read & Analyze' and 'Collaborate'.

Not sure whether that helps or not.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Teo Maragakis 2/18/14 2:13 AM
I think that this feature has been around for quite some time. Doesn't really help.
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Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? nomad22 3/14/14 1:51 PM
Same problem. Need to transfer site to new account and there's no feature to do that. Who wants to lose all their historical data unnecessarily? Come on, Google!
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Marcel Moré 3/24/14 8:54 AM
Same problem here. Any progress towards a solution of this problem by Google would be highly appreciated! Google, please take action!! Thanks!
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Hontou 4/1/14 2:25 PM
It's probably pointless to comment on this since in the years since the thread launched, no one has answered. That said, exactly, pray tell, what is a company supposed to do when their digital marketing team puts more than one property on an account? Get rid of them, right? Yeah, well, that still leaves us with the same problem: No way to migrate data when someone's messed up the accounts.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? glinted 4/20/14 4:00 PM
I'm surprised never made the websites we have more flexible. This outdated technology they have used that restricts us to move the websites around is basically useless. I don't have clients but I have a number of websites that I would like to organize into categories but once a website is created under one account then it's there for the long term unfortunately. There is no money in this for Google so I guess there is little incentive for them to help us here.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? lselbach 5/20/14 10:04 AM
It seems that this matter remains unsolved.....
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? marmitejim 6/27/14 8:40 AM
Yup - me too 

Does Google actually answer any of these threads?

Jim
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Oatmeal Design 6/27/14 9:00 AM
The only answer is to start over and tell your clients that those statistics are gone - sad truth.  Hey, I love Google products, but when there are issues like this that are so important to their clients with such a huge cry out - doesn't it feel like you are shouting into the great void?
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Yago Stecher 6/27/14 9:07 AM
At least we have each other *hugs the void*
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? marmitejim 6/27/14 9:09 AM
It does doesn't it?

they should be up front and say they cannot do it!

(do you think they have given us this forum just to keep us amused?...)
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? marmitejim 6/27/14 9:09 AM
we do!

(hug)
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? (unknown) 7/22/14 9:27 AM
Joining the chorus here -- the ability to transfer ownership of a property and maintain cohesive / connected historical analytics is super important!
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Uncle Eric B. 7/22/14 1:47 PM
Bump, +1.  Someone before me put all our website properties in one account.  1) our company, and websites, split and 2) the account is full; I can't create even a new view with filters in it.  I have another account for our new company and would love to migrate our properties to it.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? J Dugan 7/29/14 2:41 PM
Wow, three years in and still no response from Google.  Seems like basic functionality that is obviously needed for many business cases.   
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Vitaly Tsaplin 8/6/14 11:01 AM
+1
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? joapalmer 8/6/14 12:00 PM
Will Google ever care about this pure vital functionality???
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Sol2010 8/13/14 6:16 AM
+ 1 for this feature as well - old legacy properties should be able to be moved from old group folder so that they are stand alone.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? MichaelThwaite 8/13/14 9:10 AM
+1 for the feature too. I have an account for each property - very fiddly.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? joapalmer 8/16/14 11:19 AM
It should be time now for Google to leave a reply to this thread!
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? GAuser2014 8/18/14 7:28 AM
Unbelievable that it is not possible to move property out of an account.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Sudhakar ITAcumens 8/19/14 2:20 AM
why do they restricts, we would not be able to organize.

If so we could give access to a reseller with account instead of each property.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Ptahotep 8/25/14 10:26 AM
Bump, 
I would love the ability to move a property from one account to another.  My company is growing fast and predecessors did not use consistent organizational structure when creating properties, at present appears there is no way to resolve. 
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? A. Heidrich 8/29/14 11:41 AM
Very important issue for us as well.  We are spinning off from our parent organization and we both have lots of properties with lots of data in analytics.  Now that we will no longer be a subsidiary one of us is faced with losing access to our data.  Please help.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Kate Westrich 8/29/14 12:07 PM
I've been researching the same issue. The company I work for us spinning off a subsidiary and we both have lots of properties with lots of data in analytics. We don't want either side to lose data. I have a ticket opened through AdWords and am hoping for some solution.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Scott Warren 9/15/14 1:04 PM
any news on this!? surely this is a simple reference to a different account if they are using a relation DB! lol maybe not
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? alfatek 11/26/14 10:30 AM
Any updates about this?

It seems to be an obvious needed feature that was suggested 2 years ago...


Is there any workaround?
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? marmitejim 11/27/14 11:07 AM
I wonder if they will ever reply? 

Surely there must be lots of SEO firms out there needing to move these around. 

It would be a really helpful feature - maybe its just not technically feasible?

Yes that's probably it - Google can't do it.

Gauntlet. Floor.

:)
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Pete Jacobs 11/27/14 11:32 AM
I think you've hit the nail on the head. It's technically beyond Google's programmers. 

If it was another reason, they would have given an explanation by now because it's such an obviously good thing to do for its customers. 
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Oatmeal Design 11/27/14 11:35 AM
Please keep to the subject.  They are not going to react to taunts.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Scott Warren 11/27/14 11:42 AM
Topic: We can not transfer a google analytics property from one account to another!
Comment: Sort it out!
Opinion: Simple and easy sounds like there is an integral issue the programmers cant fix otherwise would have been fixed by now!
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Oatmeal Design 11/27/14 11:46 AM
That is just conjecture.  The comments were just not helpful. 
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Scott Warren 11/28/14 2:20 AM
Thank you Oatmeal, glad my comments were of no use! Can't you understand that people are getting frustrated with the issue and the non existence of Google's stand point on this!?
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Pete Jacobs 11/28/14 3:22 AM
This thread has been going for 2 years and we've heard nothing, so it's not like they have reacted to reasonable calls for a response.
To say the comments are unhelpful is also conjecture. They might be helpful. We just don't know.
It's also a bit of fun to relieve the frustration.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? marmitejim 11/28/14 6:02 AM
Very funny Jacob!

Yes Oatmeal you are right - usually I don't post silly comments but this one has been running for 2 years. I don't have anything to contribute other than 'Please google?! so I'm getting deperate.

Hopefully if this thread gets busy they might respond

If not I'll see if my Dad can fix it for them - he's quite good at fixing things :)
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Mari Tinn 12/1/14 12:31 AM
Maybe a possible workaround for people who want to change a property from one account to another. You should be able to move a property by just giving another account all admin propertyrights and then deleting the rights in the first account:

Make new GA account 2 with e-mailaddress 2
Add e-mail 2 as admin to the property you want to move in account 1
In account 1 remove yourself as admin from the property

Note: I didn't check this, just thinking of a possible workaround. 

Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Said SAID EL IMAM 1/6/15 3:38 AM
May I up this post as I think it's an important feature to think about!!
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? geoffreyhale 1/20/15 12:04 PM
Google, please! /bump
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Ore4444 1/21/15 2:21 AM
Me too!
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? UgE StAR 1/26/15 6:44 AM
I need to do this too. Hope this gets fixed soon I've been waiting years to be able to organise my properties correctly.

Can't believe this is not already possible anyway !
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Tiago Pedroso 1/28/15 11:01 AM
Hard to believe this is still not possible, specially since there is a 50 property cap for each ACCOUNT

Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? joapalmer 1/28/15 11:57 PM
This is a must! Lets hope this thread will not celebrate its fourth year anniversary!!!
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? texjer 2/10/15 9:13 AM
Yeah merge account feature for google analytics would be nice.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Robert Sharp 2/20/15 9:17 AM
Hi everyone, is there any mileage in us doing a social media Thunderclap aimed at this guy? https://www.linkedin.com/in/roshanvyas

https://www.thunderclap.it/

Best wishes,

Rob
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Pete Jacobs 2/20/15 9:21 AM
I don't know exactly what that is, but it sounds like a good idea and I would do it!
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Webthinking 2/24/15 11:54 AM
A vote from us too.  It's hard to believe this hasn't been implemented (or acknowledged) by now.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Scott Warren 2/24/15 12:03 PM
totally agree here! its about time google are made fully aware of their incompetency with this well known issue!!!  
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? johnWBG 3/19/15 12:20 PM
Has there been an update for this issue that I may have missed?
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? TC Ink 4/15/15 5:46 PM
+1 for this feature please!
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Evan Todd 5/16/15 4:39 AM
+1
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Michael Rubens 5/18/15 12:52 PM
+1 Our company is selling a property. With the current functionality it doesn't look like we can "transfer" the account (and it's history) associated with the property being sold.

This seems like such a simple ask.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? polishedstaple 5/24/15 2:21 PM
Yes, this is an issue for me as well.  How many replies to the original post do we need before Google will listen?
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Gianfranco Cantatore 5/26/15 3:44 AM
+1
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Jamie Roberts __ 5/26/15 12:44 PM
I'm not sure if this has already been said but at the bottom of each page in the admin section there is a "Send Feedback" link, I have just filled that in, explaining my particular case and suggesting that there should be a tool to export all of the data from a property and another to import that data into a newly created property in the correct account which I believe seems reasonable if there are specific issues regarding security. I included a link to this thread in my feedback.

I don't completely understand why a "move" should not be possible when two accounts have the same owner but in any case My client feels they should be able to export all of their data and do as they wish with it, i tend to agree. If this was the case then I believe it would allow many people in this thread to work around the issue they have by exporting all of the data and then recreating the property under the correct account, then importing. This seems overly complicated to me but if there are specific reasons why a "move this property to a different account" feature is not possible then this would be good enough for me. 

Maybe this is possible through existing APIs but I am not familiar with the Analytics API (yet). 

In any case, As there does not seem to be much in the way of response from google here, I would humbly suggest that anyone who has not already done so use the send feedback link on the property or account pages and explain their reasoning and request, perhaps an influx of feedback will elicit a response from the Analytics product team.

Best Regards

Jamie
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Вук Станковић 5/27/15 10:53 AM
Come on Google. Almost 4 years and nothing is changed? Not even an answer to the thread that's been alive for this long? Great work.
This is really MUST HAVE feature for everyone, and especially for older users.

I realize that this is product forums and not customer support, but what is the point of this if you never even read it?
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? TelFiRE2 5/27/15 5:42 PM
Wow, can't believe this isn't possible. Totally not cool Google!
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Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Elliot Derhay 5/28/15 7:44 AM
Has anyone read what Caleb Whitmore wrote? If this could cause legal issues, then that's probably why Google won't add this as a feature. And if it can cause legal issues for the organizations, then it'll also cause legal issues for Google. I guess, like it or not, it is their product and they have to be able to keep themselves out of legal trouble.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Judy Benedict 5/29/15 3:12 PM
I have found that the only way around this is to:
1. open a new google account, set up GA, attach that code to the website.
2. give the new account user access to the old account
3. delete the old GA code from the website so it stops tracking
4. This way there are 2 properties in the new account, the old tracking and the new stuff
4. when a year or so passes, delete the property completely from your account so the tracking is only available on the new account.

I realize this is not ideal for several different scenarios but it has worked okay for me so far.

I also posted a question about when and if the property transfer would ever be available on the Google Partners forum.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Jasper Drexhage 6/3/15 1:26 AM
+1
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Adam Napolitan 6/5/15 8:21 AM
+1
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Heath Gordon-McCall 6/11/15 4:07 AM
Would love to see this feature become reality.

It'd make things a whole lot easier when managing multiple websites and different permission levels in GA.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? nicksunnar 6/16/15 10:06 AM
Sounds like quite a number of us have made the same mistake of creating multiple properties with a single account. And yes I agree a simple method of up grading a property to an account would be an extremely useful feature. Plus that way you do not loose any previous data, nor to do have to change the analytics on each website.

Surely Google with all its resources can make this happen. 
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Gregory Pace 6/17/15 8:35 AM
There has to be a way to accomplish this. Our company acquired another business and we need the property to transfer to our account. Very annoying that there is no simple way to do this.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Leonardo Pecorelli - Excogita Srl 6/19/15 5:42 AM
+1
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Bastien Guerry 6/23/15 12:27 PM
+1!
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Landform Studios 6/27/15 4:22 AM
+1
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Ron E. 6/27/15 3:41 PM
They are using a UIWebView  as well as many other  similar programs  from the moment  that you log on  ..Look in your  registry  For a net user administrator that looks something like this  ( S-1-4-11-14-19--------------) iris a NET AUTHORITY user .However if you try to delete or alter in any way , the net user administrator will remove  all users from doing the simplest  task .Many questions and answers  are available for your viewing  in the official Microsoft  site .However as I stated  in the afforementioned statement ,be aware , after you have done your discovery work and know the answer .Your firewall will be compromised .Check the properties on all future downloads .It's very possible from that point in time of which you posted your question .All down loads will be coming from another computer .A friend with a IQ of 194  - that's one in 30 million in his case ,opened the door that your knocking on  ,so to speak .start looking  in Your registry  for ( Start  up tasks ) who is the handler ?  And  -- (  record when any user 
Logs on )   Is your IPv6  or Wi-Fi working .Look for a remote access  by way of a    [   Stingray   ]     Its    Like pulling data from  any  location .Last thing look in your elements on any Google or Chrome web site . This  alone  my friend will illuminate  the concept  of which you seek.......
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Jens Brogaard 6/28/15 3:07 AM
+1
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Admin Gundlach 6/30/15 6:00 AM
So lucky I only have to "move" a freshly created one...cant believe there is no option to do this for a major reorganization.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Ersin Yılmaz 7/3/15 1:07 AM
I can't believe discussed four years and still no solution.
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Wouter van Nierop 7/8/15 10:32 AM
same problem
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? DaveSlope 7/17/15 1:18 PM
Have been working with clients and their GA accounts and properties for years. Ran across this with an executive that set up the company Analytics under his personal account. Now he is leaving.

Google may not be evil, but working in Wed Development I am astounded that the ability for the customer to have a moderate amount of control of their own data is not possible. 5 years of Data that belongs to the company is tied to an Exec that is no longer with the company. 
 

Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? uncoolcentral 7/17/15 3:58 PM
Insanity that there's no solution for this. Boo, google!
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Jan Strnádek 7/27/15 3:08 AM
+1
Re: How do you move on web property from one account to another? Caleb Whitmore @AnalyticsPros 7/27/15 7:43 PM
Dave,

Google Analytics accounts aren't tied to users, they are independent objects to which user accounts are assigned.  The data does belong to the company and, in fact, with the help of a Certified Partner, you can potentially get access recovered for a site that you own.

Hope this helps,

Caleb
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