Page Report - GA4

2023-12-13 10:38:25 UTC

This Article will show you different ways of retrieving data from our Page event. 

A Page event is triggered every time a user swipes on to a new page in a publication or closes/exit a publication or the app. The Page event shows have many page views a user have been through and how long time the user have spend on each page. 

Finding the data in GA4:

1. Go to your GA4 property.

2. Go to ‘Explorations’ by clicking on Explore in the menu to the left.

3. Click on the '+' Create a new exploration

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4. Every time a new report is created you need to add the ’Dimensions’ and ‘Metrics’ that should be used in the report.

4.a Dimensions: When clicking on Dimensions you will get a list of all Googles standard dimension and Visiolink’s custom parameters. You always need to include the Dimension ‘Event Name’ as this is used in all our filters. Further, you can view the list of custom parameters that can be included for the Page event here. In this Example we will add the dimensions 'Event Name', 'Publication Title' and 'Page_number'.

4.b Metrics: in this report we will use the metric ‘Event Count’, which is a standard Google metric that refers to the number of times an event is triggered. Further we will use 'Duration' which is our own timer - You can read more about how the page duration is collected here.

5. When the Dimensions and Metric is added, you can start setting up your report.

In this example we will create two different page reports:

6. Example 1: Start by filling out the report as this (See picture below):

  • Add a filter for ‘event name’ Contains ‘vl_event_page’
  • Add ‘Event Count’ under Values.
  • Add ‘Event name’ under Rows.


In the table you can see the total number of Page views for all Publications in the date period you have chosen.

7. Example 2: Start by filling out the report as this (See picture below):

  • Add a filter for ‘event name’ Contains ‘vl_event_page’
  • Add ‘Event Count’ and 'Duration' under Values.
  • Add ‘Publication Title' and 'Page number' under Rows.


In the table you can now see the individual publication title and the page numbers within that title. Further you can see the number of page views and total time spend in secs for that specific publication and page. 
If you want the report to be even more specific then you can add a filter on a specific Title and date. Ex:


In this overview you will get all page views and time spend on the page for this specific publication. 

Therefore, you can see that page 6 have had 2 page views and there have in total been spend 373 seconds on page 6.

8. Remember to name your report - then you will be able to find and use the report again.

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