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I'm looking for a way in Google Analytics to get separate page view counts for a number of pages, aggregated by day, week or month

For example:

      Day1 Day2 Day3 Day4
Page1 34   45   56   78
Page2 54   67   75   34
Page3 56   23   56   43

Can GA produce this kind of thing in a single report?

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OK. Hang on there, I'll try to be short. There's not an exact way to do this, but here's the thing that most resembles this:

  1. Create a custom report
    To do this, open the dashboard report for your site, and in the sidebar click "Custom Reporting -> Manage Custom Reports -> Create new custom report"
  2. On the new screen you need to add one metric and one dimension
    Drag and drop a PageViews metric (under the Site Usage category) and a Page dimension (under the Content category). The whole thing should look like this: alt text
  3. If you click Preview Report, it should give you pageviews per page, just as you want, but it will be for a predefined period (span of the two latest weeks) alt text
  4. Open the dropdown in the upper left corner to select a different time period, click the Timeline tab, then check the "Compare to past" checkbox. Fill in the periods you need to compare and click Apply. alt text
  5. The report should give you page views for the periods you have chosen (per page) and a percentage change between the respective periods alt text

The downside to all of this is that you have to select periods every time you view the report, because there's no way to hardcode a period. The other disadvantage is that you can compare only two periods. I'm not aware of any way to overcome this, but I hope this helps a bit.

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thanks very much for the detailed answer. I'm going to try this out later today when i get a moment –  domspurling Jul 8 '10 at 12:58
    
This is probably the best answer we're going to get to this question. Not exactly what I was after but it is pretty ingenious and will most likely save me quite a bit of time. –  domspurling Jul 8 '10 at 15:13

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