Page Views

The ‘Page views’ metric shows the number of times a given dimension item was set or persisted on a page. It is one of the most common and basic metrics in reports.

How this metric is calculated

This metric counts all page view tracking calls (t()) in a report suite. For dimensions, it includes hits where a dimension item is defined or persisted. It does not include link tracking calls (tl()) or data from summary Data sources.

Compare to similar metrics

  • Page views vs. Visits: Page views count the number of times a page is viewed. Visits count the number of sessions for visitors. One visit consists of one or more page views.
  • Page views vs. Page events: Page views count the number of page view tracking calls (t()), and excludes link tracking calls (tl()). Page events are the opposite; they count the number of link tracking calls, and exclude page view tracking calls.

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