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.
Compare to similar metrics
- Page views vs. Visits : Page views counts the number of times a page is viewed. Visits counts the number of sessions for visitors. One visit consists of one or more page.
- Page views vs. Page events : Page views counts the number of page view 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.