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Positive pageviews eventhough URL should be excluded by segment

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I am looking at the number of pageviews in the Behavior tab. I have added two segmentations based on the 'page' criteria - one where 'page' contains '/Administration/Index#tasks' and one where 'page' does not contain '/Administration/Index#tasks'. Eventhough there shouldn't be an intersection between these two segmentations the number of pageviews is positive for each segmentation for pages like '/Administration/Index#tasks/dayrythm' - my expectation would be that it should always be 0 for segmentation where 'page' does not contain '/Administration/Index#tasks'.

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Segments work to select which Sessions are included in the report. When you segment on a page, you select all sessions that matched the criteria. If someone visited your homepage and then visited your /Administration page, the session would match for the homepage 'does not contain' test. You need to fix the logic to EXCLUDE sessions that CONTAINS your /Administration term.
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Segments work to select which Sessions are included in the report. When you segment on a page, you select all sessions that matched the criteria. If someone visited your homepage and then visited your /Administration page, the session would match for the homepage 'does not contain' test. You need to fix the logic to EXCLUDE sessions that CONTAINS your /Administration term.
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Re: Positive pageviews eventhough URL should be excluded by segment

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Thanks for the reply - it makes sense when you understand the context Smiley Happy