What are Pageviews? Pageviews explanation and FAQs.

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What are Pageviews?

Pageview is a metric. Everytime a webpage is viewed or loaded / reloaded is counted as a pageview (or pageview hit, page tracking hit). Repeated views of a page are also counted and added in the total pageviews.

It is the total number of pages viewed. Also known as page impression.

It is the request to load an html file of a website. 

Pageview is an important metric as it reflects the popularity of your website, the traffic it is able to generate, and thus the marketing potential. Hence this helps in gaining advertisements and monetizing the web traffic on the website.

Pageview and Page Visit 

A pageview is counted every time a page is loaded or reloaded. 

Whereas a page visit is counted for the number of sessions for the visitor. One visit session can have multiple pages.

Pageview and Page Events 

Pageview calculates the number of pageview tracking calls and not the link tracking calls. 

Page events is a measure of link tracking calls and excludes pageviews. Link tracking is to track the number of clicks obtained on specific links.


Q: How are pageviews calculated? 

A: Whenever a user opens up a webpage or reloads it then it is counted as a pageview. Pageviews can be segmented further and analysed along with other analytics to provide more insights.

Q: What is the relevance of pageviews?

A: Each pageview corresponds to an ad impression for every ad on the webpage.

The ads are usually sold corresponding to the number of views on it. So this way pageview can be monetized.

Q: What tools are there to check the pageviews on a website? 

A: Some commonly useful tools for finding out the pageviews of your website are- Google analytics, SERanking, Alexa, SEMRush, sitechecker pro, similar web, etc. 

Q: What is the difference between page views and page visits?

A: Pageview is the times a page is loaded; page visit is the number of visiting sessions of a visitor.

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