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Compute the #session and session duration for a specific set of pages

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I generate a custom report. In the filter section, I exclude some "bad" pages. (I think this makes my report "page-level")

 

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Then the result shows that the #sessions is less than #users:

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I realize that it is normal after reading this page, which suggests to use unique pageview instead of sessions. However, this solution is not applicable here because here I am including A SET OF pages, rather than one particular page. So the number of unique pages must be more than the actual number of sessions. Also, the wrong session number also impact the session duration measure.

 

So what should I do here to get actual #sessions and session duration?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Compute the #session and session duration for a specific set of pages

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Chong instead of creating a custom report why not just add the two exclude filters via the advance filter option on the built in report located at Audience-->Mobile-->Overview it already includes sessions which should equal your users so you can derive users and subtract new users to get return users if you need those metrics. Much easier to trouble shoot a canned report than to try and trouble shoot a custom report.

Re: Compute the #session and session duration for a specific set of pages

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Try using a segment that matches your exclusion filter.
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