Google Analytics Bounce Rate Fix
My Bounce Rate Reduction After The Fix
If you use wordpress, like a lot of people do, sometimes you might have a high bounce rate inside your Google Analytics Account. I know did on a few of my sites and my client’s sites.
Google Analytics has a problem with wordpress. It is looking for an event, if a person lands on your page, and doesn’t click anywhere else, that counts as a bounce, and you could have a high bounce rate.
I have found 2 solutions.
A wordpress plugin available here fixed the problem by adding something as a simple scroll of the mousewheel or simply staying on your page for 30 seconds as an event, and thus, the bounce is null and void.
I have included a link below to a text file wherby you can add some text just above the </body> tab in your footer.php file. This file is found in Appearance –> Editor. You then just select your footer.php file and paste in the code.Download The Text File Fix