Get the real Time On Site and Bounce Rate in Google Analytics. Simple and effective.
Get the real Time On Site and Bounce Rate in Google Analytics. Google Analytics calculates the Time On Site based on the length of time between a user entering your site and their last page view. This won't give you the REAL Time on Site and Bounce Rate stats.
Worst case scenario A visitor is very interested in one of your pages and takes 2 minutes and 13 seconds to read the article. After this he bookmarks the page and leaves. This visitor stayed 2 minutes and 13 seconds on your page, but never interacted with it. To Google that is a bounce! And bounced visits are marked 0:00 Time on Site. Not fair, right?
Another bad scenario A visitor goes to your website and stays 1 minute and 11 seconds on the first page. Then, he goes to a second page where he stays 1 minute and 12 seconds. Without any interaction on this page, he leaves. Since Google doesn't know how long your visitor stayed on the second page, Google will add only the time the visitor spent on the first page to Analytics. Not fair, right?
This plugin sets this straight. It will tell Google Analytics every 10 seconds that your visitor is still on the page and on top of that it will also let Google know there was some interaction on that page.
This plugin makes use of Google's Event Tracking API and is totally accepted by Google. The results are more accurate Time on Site and Bounce Rate statistics. The plugin is based on a script made by Brian Cray.
Simple and effective. Out-of-the-box.
Requires: 1.5.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.1
Last Updated: 2014-1-27
4 of 4 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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