How is Browse Time calculated in GMS and Analyzer reports?
03/26/2020 1067 10817
The reporting for the Web browse times are not actual time spent on a specific web page. This article will describe how the application calculates this value.
It is calculated as follows:
(Number Of Pages / Noise Reduction Factor) * Average Browse Time Per Page
"Number Of Pages" is the number of hits (response by the web site to build the page) when a User accesses a web page (ie - www.sonicwall.com).
"Noise Reduction Factor" is the average noise we want to exclude per page (like eliminate popups links, images, and more). The factory default is 40.
"Average Browse Time Per Page" is the time allocated to read a page. The factory default is 3 minutes.
A page containing 5 images will have a browsing time of (6 / 40) * 180 = 27 seconds