Test Bounces metric or Session Duration to exclude bounced sessions with a segment[ Edited ]
September 2016 - last edited September 2016
I'm making a segment to exclude all individual sessions that bounced (not Users) for a report. In the past I used session duration to test for bounces, but I recently read a recommendation to test the User Metric Bounces for a value > 0. That produces a similar but different session count than testing session duration. So now I'm wondering if I'm doing this right at all.
I have made a Condition segment to exclude sessions that have bounced. If a User visits the site 3 times and bounces twice I want to exclude those two bounces but include his third non-bounce session.
Should I be testing the (blue) User metric for Session Duration = 0 to exclude Bounces, or should I be testing the User metric for Bounces > 0? Should I be testing either of these metrics for different values? Am I completely wrong on all counts?
Thanks to anyone who could clarify.
Test Bounces metric or Session Duration to exclude bounced sessions with a segment
If you want to exclude bounced sessions you can either:
Exclude sessions with Session Duration (blue metric) = 0
Include sessions with Bounces = 0.
These two conditions should get the same result.
Of course it could be a situation when we don't have bounce but session duration is 0s - e.g. when someone reload page within 1 second or click two times same link to your page and quit.