How-to: Add Read-only Guest Access to Google Analytics
Post date 02/13/2014
Author Alicia Bloom
This blog has been updated for accuracy, July 2021
Google Analytics has grown to become a powerful web analytics tool for traffic measurement, audience segmentation, e-Commerce tracking, and mobile analytics. There are many situations that you may want to provide someone “read-only” access to your Google Analytics data, such as collaborating with vendors, partners, consultants, etc.
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For those situations where “read-only” access needs to be applied, here is a step-by-step guide:
- Log into your Google Analytics account
- Click the Admin Gear in Bottom Left of screen
3. Under Account Column, click Account Access Management:
- Click + Plus Sign in top right corner, then Add users:
- Enter email address of user – user must have a google account (you don’t need a Gmail to create a Google Account)
- Choose desired permissions for user, “Read & Analyze” is the Read-Only permission. Also have the option to toggle whether to notify user by email
- Click Add in top right corner, you are done!