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[resolved] Setting Time Out (5 posts)

  1. Garf_C
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi There
    Is it possible to provide a code snippet that can be paste into the existing code that turns off time logging after a preset amount of time has passed while a visitor is on a page?

    USE CASE: a page on a site on average takes 3 minutes to read, clearly someone on that page for 15 minutes has technically abandon that page.

    Racking up time in the above scenario distorts and skew the resulting data without any real upside. After all, the bounce rate in GA is not used in Google's search algorithms so there is no benefit to having distorted data.

    So an insert line that set a time out of 3 minutes (or whatever the site owner deems appropriate) could be an ideal interim solution until your next plugin update.

    Thanks
    G.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/reduce-bounce-rate/

  2. Okoth1
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi G,

    Great idea (for people who cannot handle the truth ;) )!

    I know what you mean, but it also means that when you limit the number of minutes, you won't get the real data on how long people stayed on the page. Maybe they have a good reason to stay that long, or maybe they just went to do shoppings...

    It looks like I have to make an option page where people can choose their settings. Basic settings are what we have now, everything else will be on the Options page. I'll work on it as soon as I have time (which may take another month...)

    Right now, I'm testing the 3 minute limit time set. I may update the plugin later this week after I've seen the results.

    Thanks for the idea!
    Okoth

  3. Okoth1
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 months ago #

    Possible from version 2.0

  4. Michael Wiener
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    So, can this be selected in the options within the plugin settings? I cannot check right now as I haven't installed it, yet...but planning to do it.

  5. Okoth1
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 months ago #

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