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City Level Dimension does not report the same session count as country dimension.

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I have created two custom reports using the "Map Overlay" type.
1. Country 
2. City

 

Note: Both reports have the same date range and sampling range. 
 
I get two different session counts. Does this have something to do with the fact that GA tracks city as IP hits? I'm having a difficult time trying to understand the logic and the differences in session count. 

 

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B Smiley Happy

City Level Dimension does not report the same session count as country dimension.

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Hi,

 

Thats probably because google only have data for particular country and not specifically what city it belongs to.

City Level Dimension does not report the same session count as country dimension.

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Hi Bryan,

 

Variation or difference in numbers is quiet possible, looking at the way data is derived from visitor's IP.

 

Data at the country level is pretty accurate worldwide; Google says that mobile devices may show inaccurate cities. Also keep in mind that a VPN can fool this sort of tracking.

 

source: http://www.lunametrics.com/blog/2013/03/19/locations-report-google-analytics/

 

IP addresses:  IP addresses are routinely re-assigned, and AdWords updates its IP data regularly to reflect these changes. Third-party tracking providers may update their IP data on a different schedule.

 

source: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2453994?hl=en

 

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