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How to Delete Old Analytics Data & Start a Fresh Import

In this knowledgebase article, we will be showing you how you can delete old analytics data in Rank Math and start a fresh import.

Follow the below steps:

1 Open Analytics Settings

First, you need to go to Rank Math > General Settings > Analytics.

Rank Math Analytics settings

2 Delete Data

Scroll down the page to find the Analytics Database option. Click on the Delete Data button. Now all the Analytics data will be removed from your website’s server.

delete-data-in-analytics

3 Update Data Manually

Then, click on the Update Data manually button.

update data in analytics manually

If you have chosen to retain 90 days of data in your Analytics database, your data will be imported in 17 minutes. More data will take more time.

4 Remove Access to Rank Math

If the above-mentioned steps did not bring any Analytics data into your Rank Math Analytics tab, then you can delete the Rank Math SEO app from your Google Account. From the list of connected third-party apps, find Rank Math and then click Remove Access.

Remove access to Rank Math SEO

5 Reconnect Google Account

Then, go to Rank Math > General Settings > Analytics, and click on the Reconnect button at the top.

Reconnect Google Account

6 Accept Permissions

Allow all the permissions on the next screen.

Allow-Permissions-to-Google-App

7 Save Changes

Now, in the Analytics settings of Rank Math, you need to select all the values in the drop-down list to configure Analytics properties and then click on Save changes.

select-properties in rank-math-analytics

You should be getting a similar notice as shown below after 30 seconds of clicking the Save Changes button (page reload required).

fetching-data-from-google

You can also check the tasks created by going to WordPress Dashboard > Tools > Scheduled Tasks or by replacing your domain name in this URL and opening it in a new browser tab:

https://domain.com/wp-admin/tools.php?page=action-scheduler&status=pending

scheduled-tasks-rank-math

And, that’s it! This is how you can easily delete the old Analytics data and start the fresh import. The new data you import will be more accurate and consistent. If you still have absolutely any questions, please feel free to reach our support team directly from here, and we’re always here to help.

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