Pages per visit is an engagement metric that measures the average number of pages visitors view on a site within a single session.
Similarweb calculates pages per visit by dividing the total number of pageviews during a specified time period by the total visits to the website during that time period.
For most websites, the goal is to keep users engaged, nurture their interest, and encourage them to take the next step. Use pages per visit in conjunction with other engagement metrics to understand your visitors’ on-site activities and stickiness, and to evaluate how likely users are to complete the website goal (page views, purchases, etc.)
Why does a site have extremely high "pages per visit"?
This type of behavior is something we do come across from time to time. It usually occurs when sites use some methods/technologies to automate content loading and are especially common for shopping and eCommerce sites. In addition to auto-loading, some sites have URLs that change each time a user selects a different color/size when looking at a product. This causes requests to be resent, which we detect as clicks/events within our data collection mechanisms.
Read more: For more information, see Similarweb Data Methodology.
You'll find pages per visit insights throughout the Similarweb platform, including:
- Website Analysis > Traffic & Engagement
- Website Analysis > Website Performance
- Website Analysis > Marketing Channels, to view pages per visit insights by traffic channel.
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