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How do I Remove Smart Goals Data From Analytics Reports?

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When I saw the prompt to enable "Smart Goals" I thought, "Sure, why not?"  Now there are 162 URLs on my site being counted as "conversion" points. I only want to track 3. HELP.  I turned off Smart Goals, and the data is still there.  It's counting a visit to the home page as a conversion.  Seriously? This stinks.

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Hi Anita,

Do you mean that the previous data (the smart goal conversions that were tracking) is still there or that current sessions are still converting on these Smart Goals?

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Any thoughts on why the data keeps appearing in Google Analytics, even though we've deactivated the 'smart' goal?

How do I Remove Smart Goals Data From Analytics Reports?

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The stats are still showing, not recording, how do you remove?

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Just had the same issue in one of my client's Analytics, smart goals keep showing in the list of the Goals URLs report despite being OFF.

 

smart goals being counted.png

 

Since Goals can't be deleted what I did is to completely change the configuration from smart goal to destination and just set a destination doesn't exist.

 Goal Configuration Null.pngNull Goal

Let's see if that works,

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How do I Remove Smart Goals Data From Analytics Reports?

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Did you figure out how to do that?  I can't see how to turn the "Dumb Goals" off.

 

This is the dumbest thing ever added to Analytics!  All of the conversion rates are messed up.

How do I Remove Smart Goals Data From Analytics Reports?

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How did you deactivate the smart goal?  I can't find that setting.  Thanks.

How do I Remove Smart Goals Data From Analytics Reports?

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Same here. I was prompted and also thought, "why not", but then it wanted me to jump through a bunch of hoops so I didn't bother. Now I'm showing six new conversions when I only track ONE - purchases - now I can't get rid of this data or the goals. How the hell do we remove this??

How do I Remove Smart Goals Data From Analytics Reports?

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You can't delete goals in GA, only switch them off/repurpose them.

 

The numbers will show for the date ranges they were collected but if switched off it would just show 0 going forward.

You can edit the name to add something like (not in use) to ensure people aren't confused.

 

More info: http://www.lunametrics.com/blog/2013/02/05/deleting-goals-google-analytics/