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Estimating Page Visits for Blog Posts?

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I'm not sure there's a good answer for this, but I'm trying to find a reasonably accurate (or at least consistent) way to estimate unique pageviews for blog posts that were published before deep linking was being used. So, basically, the hits I'm looking at were for the blog's /default.htm during a set time between publishing one post and another (e.g. 4/20 & 4/27).

 

However, based on the numbers for blog posts published after a site redesign finally put in deep links, there's no way the traffic can be as high as GA is indicating (at least using the filters that make sense to me as a relatively new user).

 

For instance, I've tried just looking at Landing Page sessions; this yields a number that's more in line with similar newer posts but still kind of high IMO. I've also gone to Content Drilldown/blog and get a much smaller number, but one that seems more likely. I'm leaning towards the latter but would love confirmation or a different idea to get the best path for a reliable estimate--which is kind of an oxymoron.

 

Thanks for your help!