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First Steps

If you're new to Analytics at York, here's the first things you need to know and do:

  1. Get access to the York University Google Analytics account by filling out the "Google Analytics Access Request" form
    • access is granted manually once a request has been received, so please note there will be some delay
    • once access is granted, a notification email will be sent to the Google-ID-associated email listed on the form
  2. Log into Google Analytics at with the Google ID you included on the Google Analytics Access Request form
  3. The York University account tracks data over most of the domain. To find data specific to your webpages, check out our instructions for "How to Find Your Data", especially the instructions for "Search"

Also useful:

  • The Glossary of Terms commonly used with Google Analytics
  • Our Reporting Guide that lists popular Reports within Google Analytics, how to find them, and useful Secondary Dimensions to add
  • Training is provided periodically -- check out the Event Calendar to see what's available! If you have a group who would like training, please contact to set up dates
  • There are also drop-in sessions if you need to troubleshoot an issue you're having problems with within Google Analytics or if you'd just like help using the tool