How to make a segment that shows first time a page was seen by a unique visitor

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14-08-2018

Hello,

I am trying to understand the amount of unique visitors who saw a specific page on my site for the first time, not within their 1st visit. How am I able to create a segment that would show me by unique visitor the amount of visitors who saw this page for the first time?

ex: Page A has 20,000 unique visitors, and x amount of those unique visitors visited for the first time.

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This would require a large lookback window, since the number you're looking for requires the entire history of each visitor to be taken into consideration. In order to calculate if a user saw this page for the first time, we have to know that visitor's entire history (which could go back years).

There might be some hacky workarounds, but I don't think it's feasible to get an accurate measurement of this number currently.

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If the requirement was to only look at the very first entry page of a user, original entry page would work perfectly!

However, it looks like Courtney wants to look at the the visitor's entire history. The only way I would anticipate this would be possible is by adjusting implementation to the following:

  • Every hit checks for a custom cookie with the page's value
  • If it exists, do nothing
  • If it does not exist, set a cookie value for the current page and fire a custom event (first time views)
  • In reporting, you can trend this custom event over time (all first time views) or by page

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But wouldnt Entry Page Original help? Isnt that dimension showing the first Entry Page of an user?