What's the difference between Entries, Visits, and Pageviews?

rajesh_magar

01-03-2016

Hi All,

I am kind of newly born in this Catalyst empire. I am so confused by the definition of those three parameters, as I see it's so different from what it means inside the Google Analytics (Kind of used to ...!).

So can please someone explain it to me with the spoon? 

Thanks in advance!

Accepted Solutions (1)

Accepted Solutions (1)

TanmayMathur

Community Manager

02-03-2016

Hi Rajesh,

Suppose you visit a website for the first time and browser to the pages A>B>C>D>E>F in that order. 

Since A is the first page you viewed when you entered the site, page A will get 1 entry added to its data. 

Your stay on the website is counted as 1 visit.

Since you viewed these 6 pages, each of these pages will get 1 pageview added to their data.

I hope this gives you a clarity. Thanks!

Tanmay

Answers (6)

Answers (6)

JamesWebley

05-02-2019

If you have three pages, and they're viewed in the order:

A, B, C, A, C

You'll end up with:

PageVisitsPage ViewsEntriesExits
A1210
B1100
C1201

Hope that helps.

warrensander

04-03-2016

however to throw some water on this. if you create a visit or visitor segment and only pages C & D qualify then in that report C will get the entry credit because that is the page where you entered the 'segment;' (think of reports without segmentation as being in the 'all pages (no segment)' segment.

so it's possible to conclude the numbers if you don't take everything into account.

himanshur199465

05-02-2019

Another question so in the same scenario what if the user visits page c twice in the same session/visit . Will the page c has 2 visits and 2 page views ?

rajesh_magar

02-03-2016

Thanks Tanmay.

Just one more clarification. So as per the above mentioned scenario all the pages from B>F will also record 1 visit but 0 Entries. Right?