How do I select and compare date ranges for my reports?
Google Analytics maintains at least 25
months of historical data for each
site tracked using Google Analytics.
You can easily view reports for any
date range for which data exists. The
date range selector at the top right
of your report pages allows you to
select a date range, and optionally to
compare that range to another date
range of your choosing.
Click the down arrow next to the date
to access the date range selector.
Once you've selected a new date range,
click Apply Range to update your
To select a single date
- Click the Calendar tab and click any
date on the calendar.
- From the
Timeline tab, you can also drag the
start or end slider to its smallest
- Or, enter a single date in
mm/dd/yyyy format in both fields of
the Date Range section.
To select a
- Click the Calendar tab and click the
icon to the left of any calendar week.
To select a range of dates
- From the Calendar tab, click once on
the desired start date, then click the
end date. The selected days will be
- The Timeline tab lets you
drag the start and end date sliders to
any desired date. Your selection will
be displayed in the Date Range text
boxes to the right of the timeline.
- You can also enter a start and end
date in the Date Range fields, using
To compare two different ranges
Select the Compare to Past checkbox
and follow the instructions above to
select a date range. Change values in
your reports will be calculated
against the selected Compare to Past
Remember: once you've selected a new
date range, click Apply Range to
update your report