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XF 1.4 How are the view calculated?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by flowerpot132, May 24, 2016.

  1. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree

    Is this unique members? Or every time you refresh the page?

    The views counts on our forum don't match up with google analytics figures. Is that normal?

    Many thanks
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The XF view count is not unique - it is every time the page is visited/refreshed.

    GA counts are likely unique.
  3. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree

    Thanks Brogan

    Ok so I could login to the forum and refresh the page 5 times after each other and the view count would go up by 5 right away?

    That's strange then, as our GA says a much higher view count than the XF forum stats. You'd think it would be the other way round?
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member


    Well the views only track threads, where as GA will track (virtually) every page view, but for a given thread, I would expect it to normally be higher, though there can be some situations where GA might log a view but XF wouldn't (for example, if there were a cache involved).
  5. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree

    Thanks Mike

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