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Goal completion versus pageviews

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Dear all,

 

For my site I have a goal set to reach a certain page. The number of goal completions is 2.084.

The pageviews for the same page that is set as goal-completion are 2.936 (2.351 unique pageviews).

 

Why the difference between goal completion and pageviews? I don't have mandatory first step in my goal-funnel that could restrict traffic.

 

Best regards,

 

Sieto

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Hi Sieto,

1. Goals are recorded once per session ao for instance if a user sees one single page 2 times within a session and that page is set as a destination type goal - goals completions will count 1 while pageviews will count 2 hence the diferrence

2. Mandatory / required 1st step only affects funnel visualization and not the goal completion count metric

Kind regards,
Zorin
Web analyst @ escapestudio.net

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Hi Sieto,

1. Goals are recorded once per session ao for instance if a user sees one single page 2 times within a session and that page is set as a destination type goal - goals completions will count 1 while pageviews will count 2 hence the diferrence

2. Mandatory / required 1st step only affects funnel visualization and not the goal completion count metric

Kind regards,
Zorin
Web analyst @ escapestudio.net

Goal completion versus pageviews

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Hi Zorin,

 

I hope you don't mind I'm using this old thread but I got a discrepancy in data related to this topic.

With your response in point 1, would it be right to assume that Goal completions are equivalent to Unique Pageviews?

Thanks!