Page Views

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.

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 can consist 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.