The page call lets you record your website's page views with any additional relevant information about the viewed page. Many destinations require the page events to be called at least once every page load.

The RudderStack JavaScript SDK includes a page call in its snippet just after the rudderanalytics.load method.

Sample payload

A sample payload of a page call with most of the Common fields removed is as shown:

{
"type": "page",
"name": "Home",
"properties": {
"title": "Home | RudderStack",
"url": "http://www.rudderstack.com"
}
}

The corresponding event that generates the above payload via the JavaScript SDK is as shown:

rudderanalytics.page("Home")
The SDK automatically gathers the page name and url and passes them into the event payload.

Page fields

Apart from the Common fields, the page call accepts the following fields:

FieldTypePresenceDescription
nameStringOptionalThe name of the page.
propertiesObjectOptionalIncludes the properties of the page such as the url, referrer, etc. For more more information, check the Properties section below.

Properties

Properties are additional information that describe the viewed page.

RudderStack has reserved some standard properties listed in the following table and handles them in a special manner. For instance, path should always be the URL path of the page and referrer should be the URL of the previously viewed page.

PropertyTypeDescription
nameString

The page name. This is a reserved property for future use.

pathStringThe path component of the page URL.
urlString

Full page URL. RudderStack first looks for the canonical URL. If it is not present, RudderStack uses the location.href component from the DOM API.

titleStringThe page title.
referrerString

The full URL of the previous page visited by the user.

searchString

The querystring component of the page URL.

keywordsArray

A list or array of keywords describing the page. These keywords are similar to the keywords used for SEO purposes. This property is not automatically collected.


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