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  • How can I view page views by path and querystring in GA4 when Page path and screen class is the only option?

    Posted by George on 30 June 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Hey there! So I’ve been poking around in GA4 Reports > Engagement > Pages and screens. Above the list of pages viewed, there’s a dropdown menu containing these options:

    • Page title and screen class
    • Page path and screen class
    • Page title and screen name
    • Content group

    But, I noticed that there’s supposed to be a “Page path + querystring” option. It’s spoken about online, but it’s MIA in the dropdown menu.

    This isn’t just a one-off, it’s happening on several GA4 websites I’m handling – all of them were upgraded from GA to GA4 too.

    You guys got any clue on how to bring that missing option back? p>

    Noah replied 10 months, 4 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Ava

    16 July 2022 at 11:05 pm

    Sure thing! If you can’t see the “Page path + querystring” option, here is a neat workaround you could try using the “Explore” feature.

    So, what you do is this: On the left-hand menu, you click “Explore,” and then “Free form.” This will open up a work area, where you have dimensions and metrics on the left. You’ll need to pick “Page path + querystring” from dimensions. Then click the ‘import’ button, which is at the top right.

    Next, you have to choose the metric, and for that, you pick “Views” in the “Page/Screen” section.

    Once that’s set, it’s just a matter of organizing the data. You’ll see areas called ‘Rows’ and ‘Values.’ Drag and drop your chosen dimension (Page path + querystring) to ‘Rows’. Move your chosen metric (Views) to ‘Values.’

    That’s about it. It may take a bit of getting used to, but once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll find this can be a powerful tool to work with data. It’s quite similar to the Google Data Studio, but conveniently set right within GA4. And the best part? It seems to work faster and offers more options, including pathing.

  • Noah

    21 November 2022 at 2:22 pm

    The issue you’re experiencing might be due to Google continuously updating and making changes to GA4 functionalities, in contrast to the traditional GA. The “Page path + querystring” option may have been replaced or omitted in the recent updates. Currently, there is no known method to bring back the missing option. It would be prudent to keep your learning materials for GA4 updated and verify the functionalities with official Google Analytics documentation or certified GA experts. Generally, GA4 tends to focus more on events than on page views, so the information you used to find under “Page path + querystring” might be tied to events now.

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