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Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:57 AM
Network Location Visits Page/Visits Avg Time on Site
ABC Company 1 1.00 00:00:00
How can someone visit your site and spend "00:00:00" time on it? Doesn't make sense. Does anyone know what this means?
Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:07 AM
Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:10 AM
The thing to remember is that this particular metric in GoAn is driven by when someone clicks from one page to another on your site. Or to put it another way, there's not an actual stop watch registering the time someone spends on a given page. It's just a database entry that says Visitor XYZ arrived at PageABC.html at 01:52:25 on November 24th, 2009. Then the next entry (if they clicked through to another page) Visitor XYZ arrived at PageMNO.html at 01:55:02 on November 24th, 2009. GoAn then makes a bit of an assumption that a click occurred.
So those 00:00:00 stats get reported if someone visits one and only one page of your site. Because there was never a second page visit to trigger the timing mechanism of Time On Site.
Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:24 PM
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 01:43 PM
Posted 24 November 2009 - 02:35 PM
Posted 24 November 2009 - 02:48 PM
FTR, neither is better than the other in my opinion. Both are prone to reporting false data, especially in this age where so many people use browser tabs where a page may be open for a very long time even though nobody is actually looking at it. It is however important to understand what's really happening in the background to produce the data.
Posted 28 November 2009 - 06:52 AM
It's probably the problems associated with making the XMLHTTP object "reusable" in IE
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