Keeping your analytics accounts in order is a boring task, but an essential one, especially for those that have numerous accounts and properties. Sami V has some tips on moving a property from one GA account to another.
“Unfortunately, admin is essential, and, for Google Analytics users, that includes keeping all your accounts, properties and views organised.
When organising your GA accounts, you may notice that you need to move a property from one account to another – something we see and get asked regularly by clients trying to align their data and tools – this could be a personal preference, or due to things like mergers, restructuring, working with agencies or using a roll-up strategy. Moving a property is a fairly simple process:
- Sign in to your Analytics account.
- Select the Admin
- In the ACCOUNT column, use the menu to select the account that contains the property you want to move.
- If you have a lot of accounts, use the search box to help you find the right one.
- In the PROPERTY column, select the property you want to move.
- Click Property Settings, then click Move property.
- Select the destination account.
- Choose your permissions settings:
- Keep existing property and view permissions. The current set of user permissions is copied along with the property, and the property will not inherit permissions from the destination account.
- Replace existing property and view permissions with permissions of the destination account. The property will inherit permissions from the destination account.
- Click Move.
- Confirm data processing, then click Save.
Things such as reporting data, settings/configuartions, filters and linked accounts/integrations will all stay the same. There are a few exceptions as to when a property can’t be moved – these exceptions and all the details can be found here.”