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Impossible Bounce Rates

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Hi All,

 

I read through similar posts about this and did some checking but I'm still at a loss. Perhaps there is an "event" that is contributing to the problem. This site, https://originalskateboards.com/, shows a bounce rate of 1.9% which would be great but I know it's not possible/right.

 

I looked at opt_noninteraction parameter but it shows me "ga.js is a legacy library." which I interprets as "it's old". Can or should this still be used?

 

I used google tag assistance to record and there and in source I only see the tracking code once and it appears OK from what I can tell.

 

Any help or advice is appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Eric

 

 

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July 2017

Re: Impossible Bounce Rates

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Hi :-)

I'm seeing two lots of tracking code indicated in Google Tag Assistant 

which means there are two pageviews firing on page... hence the low bounce rate

doubletrack.png

 

and two lots of tracking are visible in the website source code:

one being a woocommerce integration

<!-- WooCommerce Google Analytics Integration -->
		<script type='text/javascript'>
			var gaProperty = 'UA-1801960-1';
			var disableStr = 'ga-disable-' + gaProperty;
			if ( document.cookie.indexOf( disableStr + '=true' ) > -1 ) {
				window[disableStr] = true;
			}
			function gaOptout() {
				document.cookie = disableStr + '=true; expires=Thu, 31 Dec 2099 23:59:59 UTC; path=/';
				window[disableStr] = true;
			}
		</script>
		<script type='text/javascript'>(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){
		(i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
		m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
		})(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');ga( 'create', 'UA-1801960-1', 'auto' );ga( 'require', 'displayfeatures' );ga( 'set', 'anonymizeIp', true );
		ga( 'set', 'dimension1', 'no' );
ga( 'require', 'ec' );</script>
		<!-- /WooCommerce Google Analytics Integration -->
<script data-no-minify="1" data-cfasync="false">(function(w,d){function a(){var b=d.createElement("script");b.async=!0;b.src="https://2mpruj32i8xljr4lu1w177kd-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-rocket/inc/front/js/lazyload.1.0.5.min.js";var a=d.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];a.parentNode.insertBefore(b,a)}w.attachEvent?w.attachEvent("onload",a):w.addEventListener("load",a,!1)})(window,document);</script>
		
	<script type="text/javascript">
		var doc = document.documentElement;
		doc.setAttribute('data-useragent', navigator.userAgent);
	</script>

	<script>
  (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){
  (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
  m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
  })(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');

  ga('create', 'UA-1801960-1', 'auto');
  ga('send', 'pageview');

</script><!-- begin SnapEngage code -->

If you remove one of the tracking codes (preferably the non woocommerce integration one)

then the bounce rate should start to return to normal once the extra pageview is no longer firing

 

 

 

 

 

Bronwyn Vourtis, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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Accepted by topic author Eric M
July 2017

Re: Impossible Bounce Rates

[ Edited ]
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# 2
Top Contributor

Hi :-)

I'm seeing two lots of tracking code indicated in Google Tag Assistant 

which means there are two pageviews firing on page... hence the low bounce rate

doubletrack.png

 

and two lots of tracking are visible in the website source code:

one being a woocommerce integration

<!-- WooCommerce Google Analytics Integration -->
		<script type='text/javascript'>
			var gaProperty = 'UA-1801960-1';
			var disableStr = 'ga-disable-' + gaProperty;
			if ( document.cookie.indexOf( disableStr + '=true' ) > -1 ) {
				window[disableStr] = true;
			}
			function gaOptout() {
				document.cookie = disableStr + '=true; expires=Thu, 31 Dec 2099 23:59:59 UTC; path=/';
				window[disableStr] = true;
			}
		</script>
		<script type='text/javascript'>(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){
		(i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
		m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
		})(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');ga( 'create', 'UA-1801960-1', 'auto' );ga( 'require', 'displayfeatures' );ga( 'set', 'anonymizeIp', true );
		ga( 'set', 'dimension1', 'no' );
ga( 'require', 'ec' );</script>
		<!-- /WooCommerce Google Analytics Integration -->
<script data-no-minify="1" data-cfasync="false">(function(w,d){function a(){var b=d.createElement("script");b.async=!0;b.src="https://2mpruj32i8xljr4lu1w177kd-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-rocket/inc/front/js/lazyload.1.0.5.min.js";var a=d.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];a.parentNode.insertBefore(b,a)}w.attachEvent?w.attachEvent("onload",a):w.addEventListener("load",a,!1)})(window,document);</script>
		
	<script type="text/javascript">
		var doc = document.documentElement;
		doc.setAttribute('data-useragent', navigator.userAgent);
	</script>

	<script>
  (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){
  (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
  m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
  })(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');

  ga('create', 'UA-1801960-1', 'auto');
  ga('send', 'pageview');

</script><!-- begin SnapEngage code -->

If you remove one of the tracking codes (preferably the non woocommerce integration one)

then the bounce rate should start to return to normal once the extra pageview is no longer firing

 

 

 

 

 

Bronwyn Vourtis, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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Impossible Bounce Rates

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Thanks. that's gotta be it. If I'm logged into the site and I use tag manager it only shows me one. If I open an incognito and do it I see two.  That would have saved me a lot of time =/

 

Thanks again,

Eric