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Customised Report for Blogs Views

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Hi All,


I am new to google analytics and have inherited a job to keep track of blog views. 

There is already a customised report set up which I create an excel pivot table with and can then quickly find the views for over 500 blog posts.

However, on a daily basis if someone asks me for a quick update from their blog, I go to Behaviour - All pages - Unique Page Views and give them that number.


I started to notice the numbers from my report and this direct search were different. When I looked into the customised report I saw that it was filtered by Users. 

The person in charge of GA said it made very little difference but I would prefer to be consistent. 


When I edited the customised report and used the metric 'unique pageviews' the numbers were still different.


I just want to see if anyone knows what I am doing wrong and a solution.


Many thanks in advance. 



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Re: Customised Report for Blogs Views

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Unique pageviews will give your the number of sessions that included the page.
Users will give you the users.

Since a user can visit the page in more than one session during the time period of your report, Users will typically show a slightly smaller number.

Both numbers are just depends on what you want to see.
Mike Sullivan, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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