This guide will explain what constitutes a session and how understanding sessions can help you gain valuable insights into your interactions with your content. We will also discuss the various features of the Notionlytics Sessions report and how you can make the most out of it.
What is a session?
An important factor in understanding Notionlytics is the concept of sessions. A session is a group of user interactions with your content that take place within a given time frame. In Notionlytics, sessions work similarly to other popular analytics tools but are specifically designed to help you understand how users engage with your Notion pages.
A session begins when a user opens one of your Notion pages and ends after 30 minutes of inactivity. If a user returns to your content after 30 minutes of idleness, Notionlytics treats it as a new session. So that you know, this definition applies regardless of the devices or browsers used.
Examples of sessions
- A user visits your Notion page, reads the content, and leaves the page without performing other actions. This entire activity is one session.
- A user visits your Notion page, interacts with it, and moves to another page on your workspace. Since their activity is unbroken, it is still considered as one session.
Accessing the Sessions report
To view the Sessions report in the Notionlytics app, follow these steps:
Click on Reports in the left-side menu.
Choose Sessions in the historical reports section.
Understanding the Sessions report
In the Sessions report, you can observe various metrics related to user sessions. To make the interpretation process more accessible, the report offers several granularity options, including hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly.
The report also allows you to choose different time frames, such as last week, last 4 weeks, last 3 months, last 6 months, last year.
One useful feature of the Sessions report is the "Compare to previous period" option. When you click this, an additional line will appear on the chart, representing your previous performance. This feature enables you to contrast and analyze your current and past performance.
Moreover, the right side of the chart displays overall metrics for the selected period, offering you an easy way to understand your data at a glance.