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Google Analytics - Is there any way to "search" for prior GA accounts, with a URL?


Tim Colling

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Google Analytics - Is there any way to "search" for prior GA accounts, with a URL?

Hi -

I just started working with a client who has had a Google Analytics property ID installed on their website for a long time (I don't know how long) that is actually for a completely different website, according to Google support. Google won't tell me what that other website is, but maybe that doesn't matter.

The question I have now is this: is there anyway that I can use the client's URL to somehow search to find any prior GA property IDs that ARE associated with my client's website?

I don't think there is, but it never hurts to ask.

Thanks in advance,
Tim
 

Tim Colling

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Re: Google Analytics - Is there any way to "search" for prior GA accounts, with a URL

Someone on another forum already gave me a solution to try and it worked!

Here was his suggestion:

"have you tried going to archive.org and viewing source for old pages"

what a great idea!
 

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Re: Google Analytics - Is there any way to "search" for prior GA accounts, with a URL

Great tip! Thanks Tim
 

Tim Colling

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Re: Google Analytics - Is there any way to "search" for prior GA accounts, with a URL

Now all I have to do is beg Google to give us access to a GA property ID that was in use from 2010 until sometime between may and oct of 2016.

Do you think there's any chance that they will let us do that?
 

Eric Marshall

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Re: Google Analytics - Is there any way to "search" for prior GA accounts, with a URL

I think they will give you access to that old GA account if you contact support and go through their manual verification process.
 

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