The Page views metric shows the number of times a given dimension item (dimension value) was defined or persisted (i.e. when it expires) on a page. It is one of the most common and basic metrics in reports.
For example, the Days of Week dimension is composed of the following dimension items: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
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.
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.