Your achievements

Level 1

0% to

Level 2

Tip /
Sign in

Sign in to Community

to gain points, level up, and earn exciting badges like the new
BedrockMission!

Learn More

View all

Sign in to view all badges

Why "entry page" cannot match "hit depth = 1"

Avatar

Avatar
Validate 25
Level 5
H_L
Level 5

Likes

78 likes

Total Posts

253 posts

Correct Reply

8 solutions
Top badges earned
Validate 25
Validate 10
Validate 1
Contributor
Shape 1
View profile

Avatar
Validate 25
Level 5
H_L
Level 5

Likes

78 likes

Total Posts

253 posts

Correct Reply

8 solutions
Top badges earned
Validate 25
Validate 10
Validate 1
Contributor
Shape 1
View profile
H_L
Level 5

20-06-2018

Hit Depth

From this content, I understand the 1st page visitor viewed, should be the entry page.

But when I create segment for "organic search", it seems not.

Some pages listed in "Entry Page" with very big volume, but they are not in "hit depth = 1".

Please help to clarify and correct my understanding.

Thank you.

H

Accepted Solutions (1)

Accepted Solutions (1)

Avatar

Avatar
Coach
Employee
Gigazelle
Employee

Likes

470 likes

Total Posts

1,947 posts

Correct Reply

739 solutions
Top badges earned
Coach
Contributor 2
Validate 1
Ignite 80
Ignite 70
View profile

Avatar
Coach
Employee
Gigazelle
Employee

Likes

470 likes

Total Posts

1,947 posts

Correct Reply

739 solutions
Top badges earned
Coach
Contributor 2
Validate 1
Ignite 80
Ignite 70
View profile
Gigazelle
Employee

12-07-2018

Entry page is a visit-level dimension. From a backend table perspective, the entry page column persists through the whole visit.

When you make an entry page segment, that's bringing in whole visits where entry page = x. When you make a hit depth segment, that's only bringing in the very first hit of each visit. There should be no comparison between these two items, because they are not closely related to each other at all.

Answers (4)

Answers (4)

Avatar

Avatar
Establish
Employee
hyderziaee
Employee

Likes

227 likes

Total Posts

465 posts

Correct Reply

222 solutions
Top badges earned
Establish
Coach
Contributor
Shape 1
Give Back 25
View profile

Avatar
Establish
Employee
hyderziaee
Employee

Likes

227 likes

Total Posts

465 posts

Correct Reply

222 solutions
Top badges earned
Establish
Coach
Contributor
Shape 1
Give Back 25
View profile
hyderziaee
Employee

26-06-2018

Could be something else entirely. I cannot say for sure with this level of insight. Maybe try breaking down to a single user and see the behavior.

Avatar

Avatar
Establish
Employee
hyderziaee
Employee

Likes

227 likes

Total Posts

465 posts

Correct Reply

222 solutions
Top badges earned
Establish
Coach
Contributor
Shape 1
Give Back 25
View profile

Avatar
Establish
Employee
hyderziaee
Employee

Likes

227 likes

Total Posts

465 posts

Correct Reply

222 solutions
Top badges earned
Establish
Coach
Contributor
Shape 1
Give Back 25
View profile
hyderziaee
Employee

23-06-2018

The thing to remember is that not all server calls increase page views and have pagename. Hit depth includes s.t() and s.tl() calls.

If for some reason, your site generates an custom link call before a page view, then the entry page will not be having hit depth of 1.

Avatar

Avatar
Validate 25
Level 5
H_L
Level 5

Likes

78 likes

Total Posts

253 posts

Correct Reply

8 solutions
Top badges earned
Validate 25
Validate 10
Validate 1
Contributor
Shape 1
View profile

Avatar
Validate 25
Level 5
H_L
Level 5

Likes

78 likes

Total Posts

253 posts

Correct Reply

8 solutions
Top badges earned
Validate 25
Validate 10
Validate 1
Contributor
Shape 1
View profile
H_L
Level 5

02-07-2018

Is it possible because that "Entry Page" will not apply the segment?

For example:

type URL and access Page A

then

Search & entry Page B, then click link & visit Page C

then even if I applied segment: from "Organic Search", Entry Page will also be Page A, but not Page B?

If so, then when I break down Hit Depth = 1, Page B will be the first page from "Organic Search" which match the reality.

For Reference: (I understand this is for "Entry Pages Report" ONLY, but just have above consideration after reading this.

Experience Cloud Help

1520546_pastedImage_1.png

Please advise.

Thank you.

Avatar

Avatar
Validate 25
Level 5
H_L
Level 5

Likes

78 likes

Total Posts

253 posts

Correct Reply

8 solutions
Top badges earned
Validate 25
Validate 10
Validate 1
Contributor
Shape 1
View profile

Avatar
Validate 25
Level 5
H_L
Level 5

Likes

78 likes

Total Posts

253 posts

Correct Reply

8 solutions
Top badges earned
Validate 25
Validate 10
Validate 1
Contributor
Shape 1
View profile
H_L
Level 5

24-06-2018

That sounds reasonable, but the top 3 "entry page" listed are "home page", "sales index", "event index" which are reasonable, the top 3 "pages which hit depth =1" are the very detailed content page about aftersales service.

So I got a little confused.