Oh wow, sorry, that's not right. I was thinking 25; not sure where the 4 zeros came from...
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Josh Wilson
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:18
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Google Analytics on multiple systems
Wow, 250,000? I'm not sure that's right, though I'm prepared to believe anything. I checked the GA documentation, which says you can officially have 50 profiles per account. Each property has at least one default profile, so that's probably the official limit of properties too, before you'd need to use an extra account. (In turn, you can evidently manage 25 GA accounts per Google user account.)
Not sure where the 250,000 figure comes from, but I've seen a number of scripting workarounds for the profile limit in various analytics blogs, so maybe you can sort of 'overclock' your accounts if you needed to.
On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:41 AM, Joel Marchesoni <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Thank you all for your replies. I'm thinking we'll go with one account
> (we already have a Google account for various other services) with
> multiple properties. One thing that has complicated matters is the
> property we currently use is not yet able to be upgraded to Universal
> Analytics, which is what CONTENTdm uses.
> FYI I noticed in my own research that the property limit is 250,000. I
> don't see us hitting that ever...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
> Of Josh Wilson
> Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2013 10:24
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> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Google Analytics on multiple systems
> Hi Joel,
> It usually ends up being easiest to go with one GA account, separating
> different sources by using different properties (e.g., UA-[acct
> number]-1 for CONTENTdm, UA-[acct number]-2 for LibGuides, etc.)
> rather than separate accounts entirely. Each property can have
> different users with different permissions levels so you can customize
> who has access to what. You can further refine each property into
> different profiles if you want to filter data from one source in
> different ways. Having everything under one account makes it easy to
> manage and apply common settings (like users, filters, or custom
> reports) between properties and profiles. If you add another user, you only have to add them to one account, too.
> There are limits to the number of allowed properties (it's quite high
> and goes up occasionally; not sure what it is offhand), so if you
> bumped into that you could use another GA account. Google has made it
> easier in recent months to jump between accounts and properties, though.
> (Sorry for delayed reply, catching up on listservs)
> On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 2:36 PM, Joel Marchesoni <[log in to unmask]
> > Hello,
> > We currently have Google Analytics on our main library pages and
> > digital collections pages on the same domain. Now that CONTENTdm has
> > a GA "easy button" we are going to add Analytics to it as well, and
> > while we're at it probably LibGuides and non-authenticated ILLiad
> > pages (I mainly want to see how big a percentage of mobile hits
> > ILLiad
> > gets) as well. I was hoping to hear from the list whether you have
> > all "service points" in one GA account or a separate account for
> > each one,
> and why.
> > Thanks,
> > Joel Marchesoni
> > Tech Support Analyst
> > Hunter Library, Western Carolina University http://library.wcu.edu/
> > 828-227-2860
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