Barn Door Media 5 Tips for Your Next Web Design & Build Project

Client Resources

How to Create a Free Google Account

  • Go to:
  • Click "Sign In" button in upper right corner
  • Click red "Sign Up" button in the upper right corner
  • Fill in the information that you are asked for
  • Click "Next Step" at the bottom of the form
  • Add a profile photo (not required)
  • If you choose not to add a profile photo, skip that step and complete the process by clicking "Next Step"

Google Analytics

Accessing your account:

How to grant users access to Google Analytics reports:

  • Log in to Analytics
  • Click on the "Admin" tab in the top right corner
  • Select the "User" tab
  • Click "+ New User" tab
  • In the New User form, add the person's email address (Note: The email needs to be a Google address. If you're adding more than one user, separate multiple addresses by commas or spaces.)
  • Choose the person's role (Note: Users have read-only access. They can't modify Analytics settings and you can restrict them to specific profiles. Administrators have full access and the same privileges as account owners. They have access to all reports and the can modify settings, add users, create profiles, set filters and setup goals.)
  • At the bottom of the form is where you grant proile access to Users. (Note: The Admin role will have access to all profiles, but if you grant User access, then you need to select the profile[s] on the left and click "Add". The User will be able to view any profiles that appear in the list on the right.)
  • Click "Create User" to finalize the process. The new user can now log in to Analytics and access your Google Analytics data.

How to add a dashboard:

  • Sign in to your Analytics account
  • Make sure you are under the page labeled "Home" from the top, orange navigation
  • On the lefthand side under "Dashboards" click the last link labeled "+ New Dashboard" and name the new dashboard accordingly
  • To add a new report to the dashboard, click "+ Add Widget" at the top of the new dashboard
  • To add an existing report from any of the Standard Reports, click "Add to Dashboard" at the top of the page


Accessing your account: