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Tracking top read pages

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I use GA to track our digital magazine. Under Behavior>All Pages I select Primary Dimension: Page Title in order to choose between our various editions, which are then listed as the results (i.e. February 2017, January 2017, December 2016). However, when I then select an edition, I get results with page ranges that don't exist -- it says /36-371 but there are only 140 or so pages in the magazine. I don't understand why I am getting page ranges rather than single pages, or where this data is coming from for pages that don't exist.

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Tracking top read pages

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Hi,

 

What happens when you select "Page" as the secondary dimension?

Are there multiple paths for the same page Title recorded?


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Thanks for the reply, Arnold. When I select Page as the secondary dimension, I get the same results. First image is with Page as secondary dimension, second image is Page Title as primary dimension and then clicking February 2017 from there.

 

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And here is what it looks like when I use Page Title as the primary dimension. You can see from here how I selected Feb 2017 to get the results above. I conducted searches in this section for edition titles from the past year (February 2017-Jan 2016) and did not come up with any double results under the same Title:

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Another odd thing I noticed is that GoogleAnalytics is listed as the top browser which has never happened before and does not make sense. It is accounting for the overwhelming majority of viewers.

 

 

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Hi,

 

Those ranges are actually the page paths through which your content is available. If you can post your site URL I'd check if I can find out what is happening. 


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Thanks! Here is the link to an individual issue, this one is February 2017:

http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=cc8ac...



The URL I used when setting up GA was simply pagesuite.com



Our magazine is preserved with member-only content so you need to log in to view where the actual content is. I would be happy to lend you my log in info with a temporary password, but I'm sure you can appreciate I do not want to post that on a public forum.