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.
This metric counts all page view tracking calls (
t()) in a report suite. For dimensions, it include hits where a dimension item is defined or persisted. It does not include link tracking calls (
t()), and excludes link tracking calls (
tl()). Page events is the opposite; it counts the number of link tracking calls, and excludes page views.