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Pageviews versus Unique Pageviews

Updated on March 7, 2013

Author: W. K. Hayes

A Page View represents how many times a page has been viewed.

A Unique Page View is where a tracking cookie is used to determine how many actual views were made by seperate individuals.

For example, a person might click on one of your hubpages and read the article. Then, they might decide they want to read the articles, again. The tracking cookie determines that as two page views but it will only count that as being, one unique view.

The idea is to give you a better idea of how many different people have read the article verusus how many times it may have been reread by the same person. You can use this information to give yourself a clearer idea of what you need to do when trying to attract new readers.


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    • W. K. Hayes profile image

      Warren Keith Hayes 7 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina

      My pleasure...truth be known, I just learned about this subject a few months ago, myself. Thanks for asking the question.

    • Wesman Todd Shaw profile image

      Wesman Todd Shaw 7 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Dude, you broke that down very quickly, and I didn't know that the tracking cookie was what was making the distinction.