Add A New User/Admin To Google Analytics
I was sat in a client’s office today and, rather than give up his Google Account log in details – which would mean I also had access to his emails – I suggested that he just add me as a User or Admin on his existing account.
From memory, I knew it was simple enough to do so, after he had logged in to his account, I clicked Admin and started searching for the option to add a new User or Admin but to no avail. There was nothing obvious on the screen that I was seeing.
Returning to my office with the promise that I would send him instructions, I Googled it and found what looked like some definitive instructions.
How to add a user to Google Analytics
So, I logged into my own Google Analytics account to verify but there was no sign of the Users Tab. As with many sets of instructions, they have made assumptions and left out a crucial piece of information for those who are less familiar with their products. The Admin dashboard will first list any domain names that you have registered to that account as Profiles.
So, what you need to do is click on the domain name of the website you want to add to in the list that is populated under Profiles. That will then produce a second dashboard with the second of the tab options being for Users.
Click that tab and then Click the button called “+ New User”. This will produce the option to add the email address of the person you want to add and also the choice of whether to add them as a User or as an Admin. You also get the chance to have them emailed about this action. Users have a more limited functionality than Admins, in particular, only Admins can add new Users. Click Add User and you’re done. The new user/admin will also be able to access the Google Analytics information for this domain.
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