Setting Google Analytics Dashboard to Default Date Range
If you use Google Analytics Dashboard, you will notice that the default date range is 30 days from yesterday. However, after you have used some customized date range, you could not fall back to the default date range.
After some searching, I realized that all the setting is in the URL. You could not fall back to the default date range if you bookmark the site with your customized date or you have left the tabs open after using customized date range.
By default the url is https://www.google.com/analytics/web/?...../
If you start customizing date range, the url will change to https://www.google.com/analytics/web/?..../%3F_u.date00%3D20130501%26_u.date01%3D20130531/
To reset the default date range remove the section starting with /%3F_u.date00%3..../ and click refresh to reload the Analytics Dashboard. The default date range is now set.
Alternatively, close the tab and google the analytics site and relogin again or you can access using this url on a separate tab >> https://www.google.com/analytics/web