The request by a user's browser for an HTML document. The page request is recorded by the Web server's log file. Pages requested are not always fully downloaded or seen by the user (e.g., the user may stop before the page download is complete), so a page request is not equal to a page view. See Page View.
the opportunity for an HTML document to appear on a browser window as a direct result of a user's interaction with a Web site.
The request made to the domain host by a user's browser for an HTML document. The number of page requests is nearly always greater than the number of pages fully downloaded (and presumably seen) by a user, for example because the user hits the "Stop" button before the page download is completed; a page request is not equivalent to a page view.