I have a website with a couple of long how to's and I would like to know if people are actually reading those articles when they come in from Google. That is, I'd like to learn whether visitors slowly scroll through, or merely look at the page and navigate away.
From what I understand, Google Analytics, which I currently use, counts "events" and a visitor who only views one page is by default a "bounce." Even if that page answered all their questions and was immensely helpful.
Perhaps I could include markers in the page and measure the amount of time they're in view? Something like that.
It would be also nice to know if the links in the articles are at least occasionally clicked, especially links for internal navigation (#somesection). Is this possible with regular Google Analytics or another off-the-shelf package? Would it require redirecting all the links through some sort of counter like Google does on its SERP?
I do not seek "conversions." I have no goals really. I just want to know if the how to's are worth the effort.
I don't want to split the articles into smaller parts.