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Page views

The 'Page views' metric shows the number of times a given dimension value was set or persisted on a page. It is one of the most common and basic metrics in reports.

How this metric is calculated

This metric counts all page view tracking calls ( t() ) in a report suite. For dimensions, it include hits where a dimension value is defined or persisted. It does not include link tracking calls ( tl() ).

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.