How does Siteimprove count Page views when a clicked link is a redirect?
By Sean Needham
Siteimprove tracks pages that load the Siteimprove Analytics code.
We also track clicks on links using “onClick” tracking, primarily to report on document downloads and outbound links clicks.
When a website link is clicked, the URL registered by “onClick” tracking is compared with the URL registered by the Siteimprove code on the resulting page:
- If both URLs are the same, this will be registered as one Page view,
- If the URLs are different and still on your website, this will be registered as two Page views
Therefore, a URL redirect will be seen as two Page views, one as a result of the “onClick” tracking, and one because of the Siteimprove code loading on the destination page.
This is again presuming that both URLs are internal, i.e. on your website.
Note: A redirect does not affect the visits registered. Both cases described in this article will be recorded as one visit.