October 17, 2022

How to find your Google Analytics tracking ID on GA3 & GA4

Finding your Google Analytics tracking ID has always been straightforward – until Google launched Google Analytics 4. Now, more and more people are searching for ways to find their ID number so that they can integrate plugins and better track their website traffic.

Here, we walk you through the steps for finding your Google Analytics tracking ID on both Google Analytics 3 (GA3) and Google Analytics 4 (GA4)

Finding Your Google Analytics Tracking ID on GA3

Finding your Google Analytics tracking ID on GA3 is relatively simple. Here are the exact steps you’ll need to take:

Step 1: Navigate to your Google Analytics 3 dashboard, log in, and click on ‘Admin’.

google analytics 3 dashboard photo

Step 2: Under the ‘Property’ list, click on ‘<> Tracking Info’

google analytics 3 dashboard property’ list photo

Step 3: Then, click on ‘Tracking Code’.

google analytics 3 dashboard tracking code photo

Step 4: You can find your tracking ID number in the top left corner of your screen. It starts with ‘UA’ followed by 10 numbers.

google analytics 3 dashboard tracking id photo

Finding Your Google Analytics Tracking ID on GA4

With Google Analytics 4, the process is more or less the same, however, the identification number looks slightly different. Here’s how to find your GA4 tracking ID:

Step 1: Head over to your Google Analytics 4 dashboard and click on the cog on the bottom left of the page.

google analytics 4 dashboard button admin photo

Step 2: Then, click on ‘Data Streams’.

google analytics 3 dashboard data streams photo

Step 3: On the next page, choose the relevant data stream you would like to get an ID for.

ga4 data stream photo

Step 4: Your tracking ID, also known as a measurement ID, can be seen in the top right of your screen. It starts with ‘G’ followed by a combination of 10 numbers and letters.

google analytics 4 tracking id photo

Want to Learn More About Google Analytics 4?

As you can see, there are significant differences between Google Analytics 3 and Google Analytics 4. With Google stopping data collection via Universal Analytics next July 2022, it’s important that you come to terms with GA4 in order to ensure the success of your website and online offerings.

To find out more about Google Analytics 4, visit our blog or contact support with any questions at support@sparktraffic.com.

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