Hi Everyone,

I just noticed a jump in my Average Visitor time which occurred around September / October of 2011. Does anybody know if there was a change to Google Analytics around this time which could explain a sudden jump?

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,


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Could be that the search engine implemented a better tracking mechanism that disallowed more crawlers (robots, spiders, data miners etc., aka Internet noise) than previously. Bots only require a fraction of a second to retrieve all the web page code and then they go away whereas a larger percentage of human traffic will increase visitor time because they take longer to digest a web page than a program does. Just a guess.

Did anything change with your load time? Any other changes you can remember that could have afffected the site?

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