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Question about bounce rate differences in a cross-domain view vs. a filtered section view

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Hello,

 

In my company's Google Analytics setup, we are using Google Tag Manager, and have cross-domain tracking set up. Our account was set up with a single property that tracks about 6 separate domains. We have what we call "cross-domain views" which show all of these domains, and then we have views for each of the domains, and then "section views" for just a part of one of the domains (e.g., a view that tracks www.company.com and www.seconddomain.com, etc. -- our "cross-domain view", then a view for just "www.company.com", and then separate views for www.company.com/directory1, www.company.com/directory2 (our "section views").

 

My question concerns bounce rate. Is the bounce rate higher for a page when looking at a section view, since a user could be linking from that particular filtered view to something outside of the filtered view (e.g., a user links from www.company.com/directory1 over to www.company.com/directory2) -- So, if a user "leaves" a section view and links over to a different section view, does that count as a bounce in the original section view, whereas in the cross-domain type view, it wouldn't? (Note, we do have outbound link events, but they are set to non-interaction).

 

It's hard to find a definitive answer on this!

 

thanks!

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Hi,

to my understanding session does not break, filter just cleans out the unwanted hits. So quick answer is no, bounce rate should not be affected.
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Hi,

to my understanding session does not break, filter just cleans out the unwanted hits. So quick answer is no, bounce rate should not be affected.
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Thanks, Antti... that makes sense... I really appreciate your insight! I hope to hear what others think too... it's been a topic of confusion for me, especially when I have noticed the bounce rate for pages being higher in the "section filtered" views as opposed to the cross-domain views (so, I guess this might be attributed to something else, not from leaving a filtered view to go to another filtered view).