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Average Engagement Duration

The average engagement duration of website sessions. Engagement is defined as time with the website in the foreground of users' device.

What is the Average Engagement Duration Metric?

Average Engagement Duration measures the average length of time users are actively engaged with your website content across all sessions within a given period. Engagement, in this context, refers to when the website is in the foreground on a user’s device, signaling active interaction or consumption of content. This metric, often calculated using the "userEngagementDuration" metric in Google Analytics 4 (GA4), offers valuable insights into the quality of engagement and content relevance.

Why is the Average Engagement Duration Metric Important to Measure?

  • Assess Content Relevance: Longer engagement durations often indicate that visitors find the content relevant and valuable, suggesting successful content strategies.
  • Enhance User Experience: Identifying the average duration of active engagement helps in optimizing the user experience to maintain or increase engagement levels.
  • Improve Site Design: Insights into engagement duration can guide site design improvements to make content more accessible and engaging.
  • Content Strategy Optimization: Understanding how long users stay engaged helps in tailoring content to meet user interests and preferences more effectively.

How is the Average Engagement Duration Metric Calculated?

The Average Engagement Duration is calculated by summing the total engagement time (where the website was actively in use and in the foreground on the user’s device) across all sessions within the period, and then dividing this total by the number of sessions. This calculation averages the "userEngagementDuration" across sessions to yield the mean engagement time, offering a benchmark for user interaction quality.

Formula

Average Engagement Duration (seconds) = AVG(User Engagement Duration) for all sessions

Also known as: Average Time EngagedEngagement Time

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Average Engagement Duration
Average Engagement Duration
The average engagement duration of website sessions. Engagement is defined as time with the website in the foreground of users' device.
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