Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Pageviews spiked, bounce rate

  • WordPress version: 3.5.1
    WordPress SEO version: 4.2.8

    I did this: Nothing – I have been using google analytics plugin with my website for over 2 years now without any issues, haven’t changed anything analytics related.

    I expected the plugin to do this: continue the same trend.

    Instead it did this: 3 days ago, maybe 4 now, our bounce rate went from 50% to < 1%, our pages per visit doubled, and so did our pageviews.

    Our traffic is up.. but not nearly as much. I know there was a recent analytics update for the wordpress plugin, which I did, but I do not remember when that was exactly or if this has anything to do with it.

    The site is

    The only thing I did add… was the Theme Test Drive plugin V 2.5.2 ( and this may be the “trigger” to these errors.. but how do I go about fixing it without removing the plugin?

    I tried disabling it for about 12 hours but the analytics is now so out of whack I’m not sure if that made a difference or not.

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