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 includes 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 are the opposite; they count the number of link tracking calls, and exclude page view tracking calls.