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Change Analytics Code

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Please help

 

I have had the CSS/HTML codes to my website copied by another website.

As flattering as this is, the web designer who took my website's code forgot to delete my Google Analytics tracking code.

This means that my analytics contain both visits to my website and also the others. 

 

Is it possible to get a brand new google tracking tracking code my url so that I will not get confused analytics?

 

I'm currently redesigning this website and can't really bothered to get involved with the copy. 

 

PS is there a way to protect my new design code against theft? 

 

Warmest wishes

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Re: Change Analytics Code

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Sure,

you could either create a new Analytics-account, or just create a new property within your existing account. That property will have the same account-number as your existing account, accept for the last figure (-2).

 

The organization of Analytics-accounts and user levels is tricky, but simply put: you can have acess to one or more Analytics-account in the same Google-account (with either admin access or user access) , multiple properties in one Analytics-account (a property being for the same or for different websites), and mutiple profiles for the same property. 

 

http://support.google.com/analytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1009618

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Re: Change Analytics Code

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@DFrederick wrote:

Please help

 

I have had the CSS/HTML codes to my website copied by another website.

... 

Is it possible to get a brand new google tracking tracking code my url so that I will not get confused analytics?

 


Hello.

 

Meanwhile you can create either a filter or a custom segment that only shows you data related to your website. Luckily, Google Analytics records a dimension called "hostname", and that is exactly the hostname from which the tracking request was made.

 

So if the same code resides on www.example1.com and www.example2.com, if you filter by hostname www.example1.com you'll only see data related to that website.

Calin Sandici, AdWords Top Contributor | Find me on: Google+ | Twitter | LinkedIn | myBlog
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September 2015

Re: Change Analytics Code

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Sure,

you could either create a new Analytics-account, or just create a new property within your existing account. That property will have the same account-number as your existing account, accept for the last figure (-2).

 

The organization of Analytics-accounts and user levels is tricky, but simply put: you can have acess to one or more Analytics-account in the same Google-account (with either admin access or user access) , multiple properties in one Analytics-account (a property being for the same or for different websites), and mutiple profiles for the same property. 

 

http://support.google.com/analytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1009618

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September 2015

Re: Change Analytics Code

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@DFrederick wrote:

Please help

 

I have had the CSS/HTML codes to my website copied by another website.

... 

Is it possible to get a brand new google tracking tracking code my url so that I will not get confused analytics?

 


Hello.

 

Meanwhile you can create either a filter or a custom segment that only shows you data related to your website. Luckily, Google Analytics records a dimension called "hostname", and that is exactly the hostname from which the tracking request was made.

 

So if the same code resides on www.example1.com and www.example2.com, if you filter by hostname www.example1.com you'll only see data related to that website.

Calin Sandici, AdWords Top Contributor | Find me on: Google+ | Twitter | LinkedIn | myBlog
Was my response helpful? If yes, please mark it as the ‘Best Answer.’ Learn how here.

Re: Change Analytics Code

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Thanks. For now I have made a segment excluding the copy. This is not perfect. It would be great to get a new tracking code served for the same account so I can completely forget about this. Is the only way for me to set up a new account? This seems like a lot of hassle on my part. Would haave been easier to write to the copier.

 

Nevertheless thanks so much for the advice. It for now is at least better.