Ben Young
Ben Young
November 11, 2022

Time on page is an outdated metric but platforms like Google Analytics still offer it. Simply install GA to collect the metric.

Time on page measures the difference between when opens a webpage and then clicks another link. Or opens a new tab and visits the same domain. A common fallacy is that time on page represents all users, when it only captures those that complete those actions. So it is not reflective of an overall audience. It tends to skew up.

Newer platforms like Nudge measure Attention, a second by second measure, which captures the attention of all users. And enables marketers to find opportunities to improve.

Increasing average attention can be done through:
1. Reducing low quality traffic sources which drive low attention.
2. Improving the on page experience, so it loads faster.
3. Optimizing the page or content so it is more engaging