I have recently come across the relative importance of creating an 'Adjusted Bounce Rate' Metric. In order to do this, the following code needs to the integrated into the Google Analytics coding:

setTimeout("_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', '15_seconds', 'read'])",15000); 

The seconds can obviously be changed to whatever is needed.

My current tracking code is as follows:

<script async src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=UA-xxxxxxxxx-x"></script>
window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || [];
function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);}
gtag('js', new Date());
gtag('config', 'UA-xxxxxxxxx-x');

Whilst I have come across many articles, showing how to integrate the above line of coding, they all seem to use Google Tracking Codes which differ to mine.

As such, I am just wondering if anyone knows where I should place the line of coding into my own above Google Analytics tracking code?

1 Answer 1


Add this code to your snippet on pages that you need adjusted bounce rate to. You are trying to make old ga.js code with gtag.js code.

setTimeout("gtag('event', 'adjusted bounce rate', {'event_label':'more than 15 sec'})",15000 ); 
  • Thanks for your suggestion. Where, within the snippet, would I place this?
    – Craig
    Aug 18, 2018 at 1:53
  • Just below your gtag('config', 'UA-xxxxxxxxx-x'); amd inside script tag. I would recommend testing this on a dev environment first before pushing it into production
    – AnkDasCo
    Aug 18, 2018 at 1:57
  • If this works please mark this as an accepted answer so that it can help others too
    – AnkDasCo
    Aug 18, 2018 at 2:07
  • Great! Thanks for your insight. I'll test run this, for a few days, where I will Accept/Modify question accordingly.
    – Craig
    Aug 18, 2018 at 2:22
  • Because we are sending an event. You can check in real time reports if it is working or not.
    – AnkDasCo
    Aug 18, 2018 at 9:14

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