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  • Finding documentation for GA4 page_view event in Google Analytics

    Posted by Lucas on 16 May 2023 at 4:18 am

    Hey there! I was going through this awesome Event reference page and saw a ton of interesting stuff! Just wondering, where can I find the details about the basic events like “page_view”, “event”, “timing”, and “exception”? Thanks!

    Jackson replied 10 months, 4 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Oliver

    4 June 2023 at 1:39 am

    Hey there! The “page_view” details you’re after are actually already part of the document you referred to. You can find it on the “page_view” section. It’s fully devoted to this event.

    Now about “events” in Google Analytics 4 (GA4), it’s all about making everything an event, unlike in Universal Analytics (UA) where you have distinct types such as “pageview”, “event”, “timing”, and so on. This means you have the freedom to customize all your events according to your needs.

    If you’re still not sure, Google has put together a list of recommended events you can use as a guide. You can find that document here: “Recommended events“.

    Explore and have fun with it!

  • Jackson

    8 June 2023 at 5:24 pm

    All of these basic events (“page_view”, “event”, “timing”, and “exception”) are thoroughly detailed on the Google Developers site, particularly in the Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager sections. A ‘page_view’ is sent whenever a person views a page on your website. ‘Event’ is a general category that encompasses user interactions with content that can be tracked independently from a web page or screen load. The ‘timing’ event is used to send timing data to Google Analytics, typically loading times or other time related data. The ‘exception’ event is used to measure unhandled JavaScript exceptions or other errors that may occur on your site. Please refer to the official documents for more detailed information about these basic events.

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