Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Removing A My Analytics Account From Google Analytics[How To]

We all love Google Analytics for providing us very valuable information to analyse my blog visitors.

But I don't like the missing "Remove My Analytics" account option in it. By mistake I created a duplicate Analytics account and wondered to know that there is not direct option to remove an unwanted Analytics account.

After Google few minutes of Googling I came across few posts in forums and blog which helped me to remove the unwanted Analytics account.

There are two options to remove an Analytics account.

  1. send a mail to Google Analytics help centre requesting them to delete it(god knows when they respond to your mail!!)
  2. delete it on our own by creating a dummy Google account

As requesting Google Analytics help centre to remove the account takes long time, I decided to remove the account on my own by creating a dummy Google account.

How to delete an Analytics Account?

  1. Create a new Google Account ( you can use an existing account if Google Analytics is not on it)
  2. Login to your old Google Analytics from which you want to remove the unwanted/duplicated Analytics account
  3. Select the Analytics Account which you want to remove by choosing it from My Analytics Accounts drop down menu
  4. Click on Access Manager; Opens Access Manager interface
  5. Click on Add User link to give administrator rights to the new dummy Google Account created in the step 1
  6. Key in new dummy Google Accounts in Email address input box
  7. Select Access type  as Account Administrator
  8. Click on Finish; Now the new dummy account is granted administrative rights on the Analytics account which you want to get rid
  9. Log out of Google Analytics and login back with your dummy account
  10. Click on Access Manager; Opens Access Manager interface
  11. Click on Delete option displayed next to the old Google Analytics mail id.
  12. That's all. Your old Google Analytics will no longer contain the unwanted Analytics account.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

It took me forever to find anything useful on the Google Analytics forum. But once I googled "How to delete Analytics Account" your site was the first search listing.

Whew.. what a relief!

Unknown said...

Thank you !!!

It saved my day !

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot :-) It was great help!

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness, I was going NUTS trying to get rid of these accounts with the same ID when profiles were confused with accounts by my predecessor - with no easily known way to remove them.

Anonymous said...

Thank You very much.


Unknown said...

wow cool !

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Nice post. Great thinking. Why can't Google just add a 'cancel analytics' link/button? It would make life so much easier.

Anonymous said...

Nice tip. I was really scatching my head trying to figure this one out. How many dummy accounts is google gonna get before they fix this?

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for posting such a good solution for the problem. Hats off to you.

Anonymous said...

you saved my tyme 10x alot.
great post

UFO Blogger said...


Anonymous said...

What a life saver. I didnt know what to do.

Thanks a billion!

Anonymous said...

Looks like they have added some kind of procedure. Here's a form they ask you to fill out and they send you an email confirmation.

Link to Form

I've been waiting 5 minutes for my confirmation email.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

Unknown said...

Awesome! The dummy account option really works!

Instead of Access Manager though I had to go into User Manager, this is just below the Domain column of the Website Profiles box

BlueStreak said...

You're a beautiful human being for thinking of this solution.

Mick said...

So helpful...Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

the remove option is greyed out no matter which account i am logged in with..what to do ?

Anonymous said...

With the new updates to Google Analytics you can now delete accounts by loggin in to your Analytics account homepage displaying all your acounts. Click edit on the one you want to delete. Below the default time zone you will see delete account. Just follow these instructions.

Pamela Scoot said...

Two procedure of deleting an Analytic Account helped me much. I have a blog in my site I wish if i would be a earlier visitor of your blog. Thank you and please keep the same post for few days.

Jenifer said...

Only thanks might not enough . Yet thanks for saving my time.

Keith said...

You can also delete an account as noted here in the Google help pages.