A new Change History feature has been added to Google Analytics.
This essentially provides a list of user activities for an account
over the previous 180 days and allows visibility of who did what
and when they did it.
Change History will only be available in Google Analytics to
those who have administrator status and can be found in the Admin
section. The new feature will include 3 columns showing the date
the activity took place, the email of the user who performed the
activity and details of the activity itself.
The specific activities that the Change History will show centre
on those that were made through the interface, such as changes to
accounts, properties, profiles, filters or goals. However, it is
important to note that it will not show changes to things such as
the code on the relevant website, meaning it will still be
important to monitor these separately.
Change History is a feature that has been available in AdWords
for some time now and should prove a valuable addition to Google
Analytics with the additional visibility it affords, making tasks
such as identifying when a new user was added or when changes to a
goal were made, much simpler.