Do you have a Google account or a Google Analytics account? These are actually two separate Google products.
If you’re using any Google product, such as Gmail, Google Analytics, Google Ads, and so on, then you have a Google account.
Follow this guide to determine if you already have an Analytics account, or to learn how to create one.
Step 1: Sign In to Google
Start by going to the Google Analytics website.
Find and click the Sign in to Analytics link.
You’ll be prompted to sign in to your Google account. If you have one, you can type it in and click Next to log in.
If you don’t have one, you can click Create account to create an account.
Step 2: See Your Google Analytics Account, or Sign Up.
Once you’ve signed in to your Google account you’ll see your existing Google Analytics account right away:
If you don’t see this, then you can just follow the instructions to create a new Google Analytics account. Click Sign Up to get started.
You’ll be prompted to enter a name for your Account. You can use your name or your company’s name.
Customize your data sharing options, or go with what’s recommended and click Next.
You will now create your first Property. When creating a new property, choose Web.
Next, you’ll be prompted to enter information about your website:
Lastly, make sure you choose the correct country/region in the next section and then click I Accept once you accept the terms of service to finish.
You did it! Now you know if you have a Google Analytics account, and if you didn’t have one, you just created one.
What’s next? Connect Google Analytics to ExactMetrics: How to Connect to Google Analytics.