I have been playing with a flow visualisation in Workspace experimenting with multi-dimensions. Can anyone explain how to interpret the following?
When a flow is built on a single dimension, the 3rd column (purchase: step 2) indicates 56496. However, after adding another dimension (browser type) to the right the number the same column (purchase: step 2) indicates 313106. How should this be interpreted?
Gigazelle, how is that possible considering that the Flow chart with a single dimension shows only 55496 hits that went from purchase step 1 to purchase step 2 ?
It looks like adding another dimension to the Flow chart inflates the number of hits...
It would be the next hit.
313106 represents the number of hits that went from purchase step 1 to purchase step 2. The 190K number under google represents the number of hits that went from purchase step 2 to having google as a browser type.
If you're familiar with raw data, you're basically switching columns on subsequent hits. For example:
Hit 1: Browser A, Page X
Hit 2: Browser A, Page Y
Hit 3: Browser A, Page Z
If you created a multi-dimension flow, you could hop between the browser dimension and page dimension. You'd still only have 3 steps in this visit, though.