There's something I don't understand about Google Analytic figures.
So the first lot of figures in the drill down...
Just over 14,000 hits with 4.5 minutes average time spent on a hub, a 87% bounce rate and an 83% exit rate. So, how can one exit and bounce simultaneously? (if you don't understand why I've asked that question, please don't answer...
I find I get better Google info from Google's own help section,
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic … VbPXATWNHg
Relache. thanks. What nobody seems to get here is the math.
Something can't both bounce and exit. The page either has people looking at other pages on the site or it doesn't (whether it's before or afterwards),
And if that is so, then the sum of the exit and the bounce is 100%.
That's what nobody answers - even on the google help pages, and I'm not the only one asking that!
I sent you a link by way of G+.
In fact, something can bounce and exit and as you'll see at that link, it doesn't necessarily make sense, but it is what they will record.
My best advice is to pay no attention to this. Those measurements are important for funnel pages, not for us.
I don't know if this analogy will help but my mate Darren hired a bouncy castle for a kids party. Of course we ended up getting drunk, and having thrown the kids off it, we had a bit of a willy waving bouncing contest. Not with real willies, just inflatable ones from the fair.
Anyway Daz did an extra big bounce and completely left the safe bouncy area and landed on the grass. He's OK but it was a dramatic exit. I estimate our time spent inside the castle to be about three minutes.
Now. I realise the above is a load of crap but in my justification of it I can assure you I have spent ages trying to find the answer to this and have similarly obtuse answers, except without a trace of humor.
by johndwilliams2 years ago
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