---- Google Analytics Length Of Visit Really Low: Any IIdeas
Planet13 - 3:00 pm on Nov 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
Hi again, Everyone:
First, I forgot to mention that I am NOT using the asynchronous GA code. Will that make a difference at all? I am using the previous GA code (not the old urchin code).
Can they [stat counter] even track how long visitors spend on a single page?
That seems to be my impression, too, that they AREN'T tracking single page visits.
From the Stat Counter FAQ page:
Visit length is determined by the movement of visitor from one page to another so if visitor visits just single page then visit length displayed is 0 seconds. Also if visitor visit couples of webpages and moves to a different site then we cannot record how much time he spent on last page and hence time displayed is in several hours.
For the other page is this something you see on various pages with many visits. Exact keywords match and they leave in few seconds?
Yes, this happens on many pages with MANY visits. Oddly enough, the pages with the highest traffic, and lowest bounce rate also have the highest number of visits under 5 seconds. And overwhelmingly, the visits are using keywords that related to the page content, and they are coming from countries where the main language is English (which my site is in).
Any problems with the html and different browsers?
I have tried on different browsers and asked some friends to see if there are any problems, and we haven't had any. It looks fine on my Android phone using Dolphin browser, but I haven't tried any other browsers on Android. That will be my next step. But smart phones and tablets make up less than 10% of visits, according to GA.
Is there any site out there where you can plug in a single URL and it will tell you if your page will have problems loading on various browsers?
Is the page content unique or it contains some text too common the visitor already knows about it.
The page content is unique (at the time it was written at least - now there are many articles on wikipedia and ehow that have "stolen" the material and just spun it, and cite my page as a reference). I would believe that it would take someone AT LEAST 5 seconds of reading to determine whether