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Will Analytics capture information if there is a tracking code but no property?

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Hi. I think the answer is no, but I want to be sure. Will Google Analytics capture information if there is tracking code on a website but there is no property established for the website?

 

I have a client who created a website and placed a tracking code on DATE X. The client also created a property in Google Analytics for the website on DATE Y. I'm trying to make sure DATE X and DATE Y are the same. I'm also trying to find out, if they aren't the same, whether the tracking code would somehow have allowed Analytics to capture information on the dates before DATE Y. Thanks in advance for your help!

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Will Analytics capture information if there is a tracking code but no property?

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Hi Kevin,

 

Data is being recorded in a GA property only when there is tracking code on a website with the property's ID. Client wouldn't be able to put the tracking code to the site with the correct property ID BEFORE he created the property. So you're right, the answer is no.


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Will Analytics capture information if there is a tracking code but no property?

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Hi Kevin,

 

Data is being recorded in a GA property only when there is tracking code on a website with the property's ID. Client wouldn't be able to put the tracking code to the site with the correct property ID BEFORE he created the property. So you're right, the answer is no.


Arnold Majlath, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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