Re:Funnels in GA vs. Fall Out in Ominure
It was a long journey for me as well...
>> "So although step2 wasn't visited GA will report it did."What I told you is how I actually have seen it work, basically
>> Why is that? If I set Step 2 and the user didn`t reached that >
>>page it shouldn`t be counted!
testing the report on a mockup site with controlled traffic input.
What's the logic?
My personal opinion is that the funnel report represents the degree
of completion a user achieved towards a goal not necesarly a
sequential navigation towards a goal.
So if you completed stages 1 and 3 (been stage 3 closer to the goal)
is as good as completing stages 1, 2 and 3.
The other reason maybe that Google wants the report to be more
readable and tries to drop posible confusion spots.
If you have a "funnel" with a 100 visits to stage 1 and a 100 visit
to stage3 and none to stage2, what would you think? that you probably
set-up the tool to track up a process that is not really a funnel.
The fact that the entrances or exits to the funnel are not related to
the real drop-out or entry point is equally strange.
So I guess the correct kind of conclusions you can obtain from GA
funnel report will be:
xxx% of the visits completed upto stage3
xxx% of the visits that completed upto stage3 drop the funnel process
through content yyy
xxx% of the visits that browsed stage2 but not stage1 entered the
funnel through content yyy
I hope this helps, si no escribeme a mi email y lo podemos hablar en
español. A veces me sale un poco mas facil
--- In email@example.com, "Pablo" <pablonoej@...> wrote:
> Hola Andrés!
> Thanks for your response. It took me quite a bit to understand since
> it`s a difficult issue. There are some points I`d like to review:
> > "So although step2 wasn't visited GA will report it did."
> Why is that? If I set Step 2 and the user didn`t reached that page
> shouldn`t be counted!
> Another question:
> Why you can only set the first step as obligatory?
> Thanks again!