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Session duration for specific parts of the website

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If I filter my report to only look at specific sub-domains of my website (www.site.com/sectionA), I am able to get a session length. However, I'm not sure how this works, as it seems like it shouldn't.

 

For instance: 

www.site.com session duration = 2:30 (entire website)

www.site.com filtered for /sectionA sub-domain = 2:15 

www.site.com filtered for /sectionB sub-domain = 2:35

 

Why would this work? People who are visiting the site might all stay within sectionA, but they might visit sectionA, B, or wherever else. Is this a filter I can use on this metric? If not, what overall metric can I use? Can I use average time on page to cover multiple pages of the site?

Session duration for specific parts of the website

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Hi,

 

Recommend reading this topic to get a better picture. Check out this article as well.

 

Hope this helps.
Taavi

Session duration for specific parts of the website

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Hi Litmon,

 

It might be best for you to create 3 separate views:

1. your entire site

2. Sub domain A

3. Sub domain B

 

This way you can get a clearer picture of session length.

 

Like you said above, segments can be quite tricky in the sense that session level segments can include sessions where a user navigated to one of those subdomains. Where as the view which only holds data about that subdomain could answer your question more clearly.

 

Thanks,