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Google Analytics Sessions count one-tenth my GoDaddy Visits count. Why?

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In my GoDaddy Website Builder dashboard, my 'Visits' counter seems unnaturally high for my specialized website.
Following the advice of a kind person on the GoDaddy forum I signed up for Google  Analytics.
 I did not use any filters, not even the bot filter.  I just used the default "All Website Data" audience view.
 My GoDaddy dashboard 'Visits' counter runs about ten times the Analytics 'Sessions' counter.
 For example, if overnight the Analytics counter increases by 10, the GoDaddy Visits counter increases by about 100.
 What accounts for this huge discrepancy?  Thanks for any thoughts!
 
 Tim

Google Analytics Sessions count one-tenth my GoDaddy Visits count. Why?

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Hi @Timothy M,

The session is completely different metric than simply a counter. Session only expires
- After 30 min of inactivity
- At midnight
- When Campaign changes 


So if the same user visits multiple times within 30 min (also including above conditions), it will not count it as a separate session.

Check here to know more about sessions:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2731565?hl=en

Thanks,
Ritwik B