What do “Page Sessions” mean?

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What do “Page Sessions” mean?

Postby fable666 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:02 am

Hi guys,

In Google Analytics my page sessions is 4.92, What does this mean? (Trying to get to grips with the Analytic side of things...lol)

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Re: What do “Page Sessions” mean?

Postby vzerbee » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:02 pm

From what I understand a session is that amount of time a visitor stayed on your website, but it can get tricky because Google does measure the time based on activity or inactivity.
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Re: What do “Page Sessions” mean?

Postby jimburrow » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:41 pm

This is basically the same question you asked earlier. So I will repost my answer here again.

Here is a good answer from http://searchsoa.techtarget.com/definition/user-session

In tabulating statistics for Web site usage, a user session (sometime referred to as a visit) is the presence of a user with a specific IP address who has not visited the site recently (typically, anytime within the past 30 minutes). The number of user sessions per day is one measure of how much traffic a Web site has. A user who visits a site at noon and then again at 3:30 pm would count as two user visits.

Other measures of Website traffic in a given time period are the number of hits (the number of individual files served), the number of pages served, the number of ad views, and the number of unique visitors.

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I don't know about Bluehost, but Hostgator (the web hosting company I use) has a help option that explains what they mean with respect to Sessions. - but it is basically the same as above. So check in the help section for the company you are using to host your website(s)
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