Find out how to how to quickly and easily add a user to Google Analytics. Even if you aren’t tech savvy, you’ll be able to follow along and get them added with 10 clicks or less!
In this post, we’re going to talk about how to add a user to Google Analytics and how to give them the appropriate permission level for your account.
Why would you want to add a user to your Google Analytics account? If you’ve hired an employee or a consultant to help you with your online business, they will need access.
Note: Adding a user to Google Analytics doesn’t give that person access to your actual website. It only gives them access to the data that Google has collected for your site.
If you prefer to watch a video to learn how to add a user to your Google Analytics account, scroll on down! There’s one at the bottom of this post.
How to Add a User to Google Analytics
Start by logging in to your Google Analytics account.
When you get to the home screen, you’ll see your account information in the top left. Most of you will only have one account and one property here.
You can see multiple accounts on mine because I have given my Painless Blog Analytics account access to my Cub Scout Ideas site. A client of mine has given me access to her account too.
If you do have more than one account, property, or view, just make sure you’re in the right one before you add a user.
You’ll see a screen with your account, your property, and your view. User Management is an option under all three.
You could limit what your new user can see by only giving them access to a specific view or property, but most of the time, you’ll want to give them account access.
We’re going to click on user management under account.
This pulls up a list of all your users and the permissions. We’re going to click on the plus sign in the blue circle that’s at the top right of your screen.
Click add user, and enter the email address of your new user.
Keep the box below the email address checked so that Analytics will notify your user that they now have access.
Next, you need to decide on the permissions that you’ll give your new user.
Google Analytics Permission Levels
There are four permission levels in Google Analytics.
- Read and Analyze
- Manage Users
Read and Analyze is the lowest level of permission in Google Analytics. This level of access allows you to see the data, but it doesn’t let you make any changes to the account.
Collaborate is the next level up. They can edit shared dashboards or reports. This level is perfect for team members if you have a team working on your site.
Edit permission is like admin access. The only thing that you can’t do if you have Edit access is to make changes to users.
Manage Users is the highest level in Analytics. You can do pretty much everything to an account including adding and removing users. Don’t give this access to just anyone!
Note: If someone else set up your Analytics account, make sure that you have Manager Users access. If your tech person is still on your account, consider changing their access to Edit.
Since the user I’m adding is another one of my own email addresses, we’re going to give Manage Users access. Check all the boxes, and click the blue Add button.
After you click Add, you’ll be taken back to the Account Permissions screen where you can see your new user.
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