How to Fix Wrong Google Analytics Profile Selected in Settings

Is the wrong Google Analytics property selected in your MonsterInsights settings? Here’s how to fix it and make sure the right Google Analytics profile is selected.

Step 1: Find your Tracking or Measurement ID

To find your tracking or measurement ID select your property type below.

Universal Analytics Property

The first step is to find out your UA code, and compare it to the tracking code installed on your site.

You can find your site’s actual tracking ID (format: UA-00000000-1) in Google Analytics. First, log in to your Google Analytics account and select your site’s profile.

Choose a Google Analytics account and view

Then, click on the Admin Cog tab in the left panel.

In the middle column, click Tracking Info » Tracking Code.

Now you’ll see your Tracking ID near the top of the page.

Google Analytics 4 Property

Google Analytics 4 doesn’t have a specific tracking ID number applied to the property, instead it has data streams which have Measurement IDs.

First, log in to your Google Analytics account and select your site’s profile.

Google Analytics 4 Account Picker

Then, click on the Admin Cog in the left panel.

In the right column, click Data Streams.

Then, click on the data stream that you want to verify the Measurement ID of.

Now you’ll see your Measurement ID near the top of the page on the right.

Step 2: Compare Your Tracking ID to Your Site’s Source Code

Now you can compare this ID number to the one found in your site’s source code. See our guide on how to check your site for your Google Analytics tracking code for step-by-step instructions.

If the IDs match, you probably have multiple profiles for the same website that share the same measurement or tracking ID. If so, it doesn’t matter which of the profiles is shown as selected; your tracking will still be correct.

Step 3: If IDs Are Different, Reset Your Connection

This happens when you have multiple websites registered under a single Google account.

To fix the problem, you can reset the connection and select the correct profile.

To do that, from your WordPress dashboard, go to Insights » Settings. Then, click on the Reconnect MonsterInsights button.

  • Follow the steps in the popup to reauthenticate your Google Analytics account.
  • You’ll select your Google Account that contains your Google Analytics profile for the site.
  • Next, if you have multiple Google Analytics profiles in your account be sure to select the correct one for the site.

That’s it! You can verify that your tracking or measurement ID is correct by repeating step 1 above.