Difference between nb_visits and nb_hits?


#1

Hi,

I just started on integrating Piwik with our application. I’m looking to call piwik to get the “Number of Views” for a certain idSite, then display that number on our site.

I’m looking at this page: Reporting API Reference: API Reference - Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik Analytics) - Developer Docs - v3

There are:

nb_visits - Number of Visits (30 min of inactivity considered a new visit)

and

nb_hits - Number of views on this page

Can someone please clarify the difference between the two?

Also - this is the call I’m making to get the “Number of Views” for a certain idSite - is this correct?

http://…/index.php?module=API&method=VisitsSummary.getVisits&idSite=5&period=range&date=2014-01-01,2020-12-31&format=JSON&token_auth=kjfklkdqwleqleellzkk"

Thanks,
SoftDev


(Matthieu Aubry) #2

Number of views means number of pageviews, the number of the times the page was loaded. What you need is probably nb_actions or nb_pageviews. see also: General - Analytics Platform - Matomo


#3

Hi Matt,

this is the call I’m making to get the “Number of Views” for a certain idSite - is this correct?

http://…/index.php?module=API&method=VisitsSummary.getVisits&idSite=5&period=range&date=2014-01-01,2020-12-31&format=JSON&token_auth=kjfklkdqwleqleellzkk"

Thanks,
Claudia


(Matthieu Aubry) #4

either VisitsSummary.getVisits or VisitsSummary.getActions