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Difference in number of sessions or goals for blog page

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My goals is showing 28 as the number of goal completions for resource-hub/blog whereas if I go into Behaviour - Behaviour Flow and I explore traffic through resource-hub/blog, it says 782 sessions. Could someone explain the difference here please?

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Re: Difference in number of sessions or goals for blog page

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Yes, that's exactly what I'm suggesting Smiley Happy

When you click pencil icon on the report you can change match type for the step.

By default there is a "begins with" setting.

When you change it to "equals" data could change dramatically Smiley Happy

 

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Re: Difference in number of sessions or goals for blog page

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How exactly did you configure your goal in Goal details section?
Destination "Equals to" or Destination "Begins with"?

Re: Difference in number of sessions or goals for blog page

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Can't see that anymore as we are rebranding and so I think someone deleted the goals...but I see what you may be getting at. Are you suggesting that the goal may have been set up as equals to and therefore it is picking up less goal completions whereas the behaviour flow it up as if it is 'begins with' - so any users who may be going directly to blog articles and not through the blog homepage on the website?
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Yes, that's exactly what I'm suggesting Smiley Happy

When you click pencil icon on the report you can change match type for the step.

By default there is a "begins with" setting.

When you change it to "equals" data could change dramatically Smiley Happy

 

Behavior Flow 0.png

 

Behavior Flow 1.png

Behavior Flow  2.png

 

 

 

 

Re: Difference in number of sessions or goals for blog page

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I shall give that a shot! Many thanks for your help Smiley Happy