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

rajesh_magar
Level 1
Level 1

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!

1 Accepted Solution
TanmayMathur
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Level 10
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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

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TanmayMathur
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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

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rajesh_magar
Level 1
Level 1

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?

warrensander
Level 6
Level 6

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
Level 1
Level 1

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 ?

JamesWebley
Level 2
Level 2

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.

fabbricinoa
Level 1
Level 1
in this example, is the number of unique visitors also 1 per page?
himanshur199465
Level 1
Level 1

Very well explained. Thank you so much