Definition of url goal
I am wondering how the url goal works? Is the following an OK explanation: "everybody who went to the specified url after the test was started, within the same session". I am especially curious about the session part - if I am correct that it is within the same session, how long does a session last (until cookie dies, until browser is closed, or something else)?
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Thanks for the clarification. The way pageview works is once the user is bucketed in an experiment, and vists your target page, we will count this as a view. Any subsequest views on the page from the same browser as long as the experiment is running will not be counted since we de-duplicate the Pageview goal. So, even if the user closes his browser and opens it back in, we will know he is a returingin vistitor based on his cookies. This way we ensure we do not count the page view twice.
Hope that answers your question.
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