Suppose that I enter in a site and, 10 seconds later, I change for another tab that contains another site. 19 minutes and 50 seconds after, I return to the original tab and close that site. Which session time is measured? 20 minutes or 10 seconds?

I think that it would be fair consider just 10 seconds, that it's total time that I've spent in the site that is being measured by Google Analytics.

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GA would see the session time as 20 minutes because it doesn't know that you visited a different site on a different tab.

  • Thank you. I've read that tools like Clicky allow to measure the real time inside the site. Jan 8, 2015 at 2:35

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