I want a segment consisting of visits that are ten pageviews or longer.
I have created two different versions of the segment and their results wildly disagree. Can anybody explain why?
Method 1: Visit segment where Visit Depth is > 10
Method 2: Visit segment where Hit Depth is > 10
Method 2 has about twice as many visits and visitors, 15% more page views, and about a 25% shorter visit time than Method 1.
I am pretty sure Method 1 is the right one to use, but then what is Method 2 actually including?
There are 2 kinds of calls that hit the Adobe server - 1 that increments the pageView and 1 that does not increment the pageView [ Example - Video start, video views ]
In method 1 , When you are looking at Visit depth it includes only those Visits where where hits that increment the pageViews > 10 to qualify
In method 2 , when you are looking at hit depth it includes all kind of calls > 10 and hence the increase in numbers of different metrics.
Hope this helps.