This is my first post on these forums... so go easy on me.
Here's the scenario..... I am trying to calculate the cumulative unique visitors hitting a certain page. My setup is as follows...
- Free form table
- Day down the left hand side (in this example lets assume it's 01/03-07/03)
- Unique visitors visiting page X segment along the top
The problem I am running into is that I am double counting visitors when it is split out by day due to their being some visitors that visit the page on different days. So my number is much larger than if I just count how many visitors visit the page between 01/03-07/03.
Has anyone found a way in which I can not count returning visitors when splitting by day? I.e. Only see visitors that I have not already counted on a previous day.
Though this would seem like a pretty easy question... the solution isn't so much
You need to build a segment that shows the first hit for that page for the selected time period, but excludes all sequential hits. This is what it will look like. Notice that the exclude segment only excludes after the sequence (red circle). And instead of "contains home" you'll probably want to do "equals (your page)".
Once you have this segment in place, you should be able to break down unique visitors to your chosen page by day and the total unique visitors should sum up to the total.