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Total Events - not adding up

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I use events to track the number of clicks on a widget that is displayed on 10 different pages across my site. I have created 10 segments using conditions that page title exactly matches 'xyz' enabling me to split down total events to on each page. If i add the total events from each page that i have segmented out I would assume that it should be the tame as 'Total events - all sessions' with no segmentation in place, however it does not - its around 3 times higher. Can anyone help?

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Accepted by topic author Donna P
December 2015

Re: Total Events - not adding up

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You assume a segment using a page title will ONLY contain that page title....that is not correct. It contains all SESSIONS that include the page title in one of the pages in that session. It also includes all the other pages in those sessions. You need to use a filter, not a segment.
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