Possible Inflation of Pageviews

With the introduction of Instant Pages in Chrome, a feature that prerenders pages, there is a small possibility for inflated pageview statistics. The inflated statistics would occur when a page is prerendered but not viewed. Although we anticipate that this would occur rarely and not skew statistics, it can occur under the following circumstances:

  • When the Page Visibility API returns a false positive for a document that is visible in the browser, but the browser is obscured by another window. This is not necessarily a false positive, though, if, for example, a page is rendering slowly and you bring another window to the foreground while you're waiting.

  • If we prerender the wrong page. Learn more