Let's help ourselves.
Let the discussion begin!
What is the difference between a page view and a visit?
If you think about how users are going through the site, one person going anywhere in the site is one visitor. But that one visitor might go to several pages, meaning that the page views is a different number.
Basically, if you have a page view number much higher than your visit number, it means that people are coming on and looking at a lot of pages - a good thing!
Laura's reply is right on from what I've discovered this morning. I found that explanation at a web site that looks great for those of us beginning to attempt to understand Google Analytics. Here's the link: http://sz0174.ev.mail.comcast.net/zimbra/mail?app=mail#1. Also, the owner of the site is currently offering a free e-book on Google Analytics for Beginners. I think both the site and the book may help us all get a better understanding.
Once you get to the site scroll down a bit for their explanation of page views vs. visits. Happy learning!
I will have to check this out when I get home. Thanks for sharing.
DO you have to have a google account to use this? I ask because several months back I got locked out of my google+ google, youtube, and blogger accounts, because they wanted my cellphone and SSN.
Yes, I have a google account. It's directly linked to my Gmail account. Google has never asked me for my SSN. Something is wrong there.
The minute it asked for my SSN I knew something was wrong. The problem is all 4 accounts have me permanently locked out until i comply by giving the SSN, which I will never do.