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I'm reading different versions of what Google calls a bounce rate. Here are the three versions I've found:
- It is the number of people who come to a single page on a site, then immediately leave for another site.
- It is the number of people who stay on a site for 5 seconds or less (meaning, they could move to a 2nd page within that 5 seconds, but if they punch out they're still a bounce.)
- A third bit from the Google Blog says it is anyone who visits the site without taking any action.
Since people have to click on a link to get to another page, the "no action" rule would suggest anyone who comes to the site and backs out is a bounce, right? Despite what this 5 second rule says?
[edited by: tedster at 4:15 am (utc) on Nov. 26, 2009]
about the versions about bounce,i think that:
1. "people who come to a single page on a site",of course,it's bounce.
2. if visitor only view one page in our site,in fact we can't count that how long times they stayed,5 seconds or 30 seconds or more.so this role is vain usual.
3. "action",is we use google analytics in a common way,it only log the pageviews,but we can use"._trackPageview()"function to send a virtual pageview to thack more user action,such as mouseClick/submit and so on. so is visitor view only one page,but have "action" we want to log,we consider this is not a bounce.
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