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Resources about the times on site/session duration metric in web analytics, which measures the amount of time a visitor spent on a website.

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L;cooladata.com;Sessionization: It's Much More Than You Thought It Was;http://www.cooladata.com/blog/behavioral-analysis-sessionization;NA;NA;;;While traditional approaches may have been adequate in yesteryear, in today’s multi-device, multi-source realities, to understand user behavior, we simply cannot define sessions only in terms of time or navigation or rely on a single source of information for sessionization.
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L;21handshake.com;Average Session Duration Benchmarks: How Does Your Website Compare?;http://blog.21handshake.com/average-session-duration-benchmarks-how-does-your-website-compare;NA;NA;;;Average Session Duration is an easy metric to follow: It simply refers to the average amount of time that visitors spend on the site before leaving. Sometimes people bounce away from the site immediately, which creates a session of only a couple seconds and lowers the score. Sometimes people forget to navigate away and leave their computers, creating a session that lasts for a couple hours and pulls the numbers the other direction. But as an average, the metric provides valuable data how long people peruse your site.
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L;affiliatemarketertraining.com;How Long Should Your Visitors Stay?;http://www.affiliatemarketertraining.com/good-average-time-site-per-visitor/;NA;;;When it comes to measuring engagement (i.e. how interested visitors are in your site)  there are several analytics tools that provide slightly different information. Bounce rate is a rough metric for
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L;nichepursuits.com;How Important is Time on Site for Ranking in Google?;http://www.nichepursuits.com/how-important-is-time-on-site-for-ranking-in-google/;NA;;;If you were to create your own Google algorithm for ranking sites  you might come up with all kinds of reasons to rank sites higher than others.  So  imagine for a day that you had the power to creat
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L;nadiaorenes.es;Improve Your Metrics: Increase Your Average Session Length;http://nadiaorenes.es/blog_en/2014/09/improve-metrics-increase-average-session-length/;NA;;;In previous weeks we saw how you can use Google Analytics to set goals on your website or blog and get valuable information about your audience. But if you want your analysis to be useful  you have t
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L;buchanan-solutions.com;Time on Site: Measure User Interaction on Your Website;http://www.buchanan-solutions.com/time-site-measure-user-interaction-website/;NA;;;Bounce rate is an indicator as to how people engage with your site and whether the landing page is relevant to what they are looking for. But better measurements of engagement include time on site (al
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L;digit-ally.com;Session Duration Bucket;http://www.digit-ally.com/resources/digital-dictionary/web-analytics/time-on-page-time-on-site.php;NA;;;This dimension calculates the overall length of a users session it is measured in seconds. The value returned is a string  it was formerly called visit length  it can be used within segments. When wri
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L;mindtheproduct.com;Data Driven: Your Bounce Rate and Time On Site are Wrong;http://www.mindtheproduct.com/2011/08/data-driven-your-bounce-rate-and-time-on-site-are-wrong/;NA;;;It’s hard not to look at your bounce rate and wonder why so many people hate your product isn’t it? This article explains how Google Analytics might be screwing you on your bounce rate and some me

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L;panalysis.com;How to Interpret Time on Site;http://www.panalysis.com/resources/articles/understanding-time-on-site;NA;;;How long a visitor stays on your website has long been considered a key indication of how successful that site is in attracting relevant visitors. The theory being that the longer someone spends on th
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L;docs.cooladata.com;Average Session Duration;http://docs.cooladata.com/average-session-duration/;NA;;;Use this query to track a user’s average session duration. The PATH_DURATION is the length of session time in milliseconds. This can be useful for comparing session durations between different segme

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L;theniks.com;Google Analytics Session Duration & Time on Page;http://www.theniks.com/item/206-google-analytics-session-duration-time-on-page;NA;;;Understand how Google Analytics Session Duration and Time on Page are calculated  Why bounce visits have session duration zero minutes? Why exit pages have page on time zero minutes? Many more questio
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L;gonnelloseo.com;Google Analytics Average Session Duration;http://gonnelloseo.com/google-analytics-consulting/google-analytics-average-session-duration/;NA;;;Google Analytics Average Session Duration report is a great way to learn about the users visiting your website. If the number is low then that means the majority if the users don’t like what you hav
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L;jimmydata.com;Session Duration & How its Really Calculated in Google Analytics;https://jimmydata.com/blog/session-duration-calculated-google-analytics/;NA;;;Session duration in Google Analytics  or the average time on page  is one of the most common metrics used by people and companies to determine the ‘performance’ and quality of traffic being driven
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L;dipincome.com;Zero Average Session Duration in Google Analytics Solution;http://www.dipincome.com/zero-average-session-duration-page-google-analytics-solution/;NA;;;You are reading this which probably means you might have been experiencing 00:00:00 average session duration in Google Analytics which is quite surprising. Does the image below looks familiar to your
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L;simplycompelling.com;Why is There a Difference between Average Session Duration and Average Time on Page in Google Analytics?;http://simplycompelling.com/seo/why-is-there-a-difference-between-average-session-duration-and-average-time-on-page-in-google-analytics/;NA;;;This is a question that I not only am asked every now and then  but it also is something I think to myself from time to time as I just cannot seem to remember or make sense of the explanation behind i
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L;iceable.com;Time on Site and Bounce Rate: Fixing Google Analytics’ Flaws;http://www.iceable.com/time-on-site-and-bounce-rate-fixing-google-analytics-flaws/;NA;;;Google Analytics is one of the best tracking tools for web traffic  and by far the most used across the web. Moreover  it’s free. But it also has it’s flaws and downsides. Here’s a major one: An
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L;wpninjas.com;Bounce Rate and Session Duration in Google Analytics;http://wpninjas.com/bounce-rate-and-session-duration-in-google-analytics/;NA;;;Reviewing analytics for our sites recently  we identified bounce rate and session duration in Google analytics as areas we want to focus on and learn more about. Looking around the web  the general un

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