I am trying to better evaluate my user's engagement and came across a feature of Google Analytics that I didn't know about, Weighted Sort. This is supposed to sort by bounce rate and also time on page, however it appears unselectable in my GA account . Can anyone verify that it is no longer offered? Or do I need to configure it somewhere else? I couldn't find any reference online to this feature being disabled in the new version of Analytics
Weighted sort is intended to filter outlier data from the grid view - for example, if you had the following pages (sorted by Bounce Rate) it's obvious that you'll want to pay more attention to items #3 and #5 over the others, even though a descending bounce rate sort would place the low-traffic pages at the top:
# URI Hits Bounce Rate 1 /example-abc/ 3 100% 2 /example/ 1 100% 3 /popular/ 1000 99.98% 4 /contact/ 9 52% 5 /semi-popular/ 552 40%
With weighted sort, our system takes into account the number of visits, bringing [rows] with more visits to the top of the list.
With the Bounce Rate column selected, you can switch to Weighted Sort to get a list more like this:
# URI Hits Bounce Rate 1 /popular/ 1000 99.98% 2 /semi-popular/ 552 40% 3 /contact/ 9 52% 4 /example-abc/ 3 100% 5 /example/ 1 100%
Update: ... and, although it's not listed at Google's help center, you will also need to disable any Advanced Segments you may be using to filter data in order to enable this feature.