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How to Link and Unlink GA and Adsense WITHOUT losting Historical Date

Google Analytics and Adsense linking

1:26 pm on Sep 23, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I was wondering if anyone knew how to handle this unique situation (or is it unique)?

While we analyze data via Analytics on a daily basis, we are having a 3rd party whom we trust to see if there see trends and views that we do not see (in view-only mode, of course).

The problem. If we create a new "View," historical data is not available for some reason.

The alternative is to assign the user to our view in view-only mode, but we cannot allow them to see the Google Adsense info according to the TOS.

According to Google help:

"New AdSense/Analytics integration: It can take up to 24 hours after you link your AdSense and Analytics accounts before data is collected. If you've recently configured your AdSense or Analytics code, or recently linked your accounts, wait at least 24 hours before data appears in your reports. AdSense data that was collected before you linked your accounts cannot appear in Analytics."

My fear is that by unlinking to Adsense we will lose historical data on Adsense within Analytics even when we re-enable the Adsense/Analytics link. That would be a really huge loss of key information of us.

Is that fear unfounded and has anyone tried this?

Thank you in advance.