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GA Reporting - Overview/Browser session differences

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The Session metric varies slightly between Audience>Overview and what is shown in Audience>Technology>Browser & OS.(Note:100% use of sessions).

Any idea why that might be?

Additionally, adding another segment i.e. "Sessions with Transactions" where all Transactions are zero increases the Session metrics?!

Thank in advance.




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Re: GA Reporting - Overview/Browser session differences

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Hi Zeshan,

should be same number unless it's very new data (less than 1-2 days).

Numbers with segments may be influenced by data sampling [1] - do you see the yellow sampling warning in the upper right of report pages in case you use the segment?



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Hi Christoph,


There is zero sampling (100% session), the data is from 2014, these figures tend to be short between 1-4 which is not huge but the question will be asked as to why.


A second issue found today for March 2014 where the figures are off by some 6000 when I run for the complete month(zero sampling indicated on top right)..I noticed is that if I run the report for the first half of the month and then the second half of the month then the figures match up with what I was expecting?!