A Session is a sequence of consecutive events associated with a single actor. A session is typically identified in one of these ways:
- All events that occur during a period of activity bounded by periods of inactivity
- All events that occur between a “begin session” event
By default, metrics will be computed for all sessions (session duration, and session event count). In addition, you can create custom, per-session metrics to measure specific activity during each session.
Custom session metrics
Custom session metrics are metrics you can create to apply to events which occur during a particular session.
- Number of purchases users made within their first login session.
- Unique webpages users went to in sessions which last more than 1 hour.
- How many error messages the user saw during their second attempted registration session.
Interana displays session metrics as
session <metric name> in lists.
Automatic per-session metrics
Per-session metrics are a way to measure how may times an actor did a thing within one session.
Interana automatically creates two metrics for every session: a duration metric and an event_count metric. The duration metric is session_name.duration, and the event_count metric session_name.event_count
Interana displays auto session metrics as
session <session_name>.duration and
session <session_name>.event_count in lists.