Some of you will never use Google Analytics and others will be confused by its terminology.
Our Leeds Digital Agency has created a simple post that explains the most common questions regarding the differences between Sessions, Users & Page views.
Sessions: This is how many times one user will interact with your website.
Users: This counts how many users visit your website.
Page view: This counts how many web pages are viewed.
Example in Practice
Say for example you are on Google looking for a design agency in Leeds, you find Punch Creative’s website and click the link.
You visit the homepage, the web design page and the graphic design page.
If you are the only one to visit the site that day the results would be:
So as you can see that you have created a session, you were the only user and viewed 3 pages.
Now if you visit the site the next day and you view the same pages again the results would be:
Sessions : 2
Sessions reset at the end of the day or if the user has been idle after 30 mins. Most browsers will store cookies so the site will register me as a returned user unless you clear your cookies. If you were to use your mobile in the same day it will most likely not recognise you and register this as two users. Then page view will always count the pages that have been viewed – it’s that simple!
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