The New Google Analytics Interface
Seriously, am I the only one that thinks this interface just blows? I had to go to the help file just to figure out how to get rid of a property that I no longer want to track. It’s honestly given me a headache. Perhaps the eggheads up at Google think this is just the sh*t, but for someone that just needs quick reliable information without having to use a cheat sheet every time I want to do something, this is NOT the sh*t.
So for my own sanity, since 2 minutes later, I couldn’t actually remember how I managed to delete that stupid profile, here are the instructions (read “cheat sheet”) for actually using the “new and improved” interface to delete a property. Seriously when things work well, why did they feel the need to screw with it? This interface honestly gives me nothing but headaches. I guess I should spend a day with a notebook and nothing else to do and jot down everything that I run across for later reference. I don’t delete many profiles, but for crying out loud, simple usability indicators MIGHT just show this to be sort of a high level function. Anyone else agree?
Deleting a Google Analytics Property/Profile
- Go to the account you want to delete
- Click on the “Admin” button on the top right
- Go to the main page next to +New Profile
- “Profile Settings”
- Way down bottom right – “Delete this profile”
Seriously, should this NOT be something at the top of the food chain here?
April 1, 2013
Hi, Eric. No, you are not the only one who thinks the new interface blows!
I just wrote an article on it myself, to be able to tell the difference between Account, Property, and Profile. Thank God, now I understand they mean: Access Group, Website, and (largely unnecessary layer that you can pretty much ignore, unless you are doing something fancy).
My post here: http://chrisburbridge.com/google-analytics-understanding-accounts-vs-properties-vs-profiles/
I make some simple suggestions about how they could improve it.
Bottom line: Nobody made the geeks simplify the interface for the average user.
April 1, 2013
Here is the crazy-making thing, also:
I did a long search on “how to delete a WEB PROPERTY [as opposed to a profile within a web property], and found yours, and a few other posts explaining how to delete the actual web property (i.e.—website).
All I need to know is: Once you delete the last Profile from a Web Property, it goes away.