Adjusted Bounce Rate

Hello everyone,

My question is a very simple one. Google Analytics is using what they call the adjusted bounce rate, it pushes an event when a given period of time elapsed in order to reduce the bounce rate. In this example it is 15 seconds. It can be helpful for one page scroll for example:

I tried to do the same with Piwik but it is not working in this way:

Any ideas of how I could fix this?
I know that it is an easy one and that a lot of persons already answered to that but I look with the following keywords “adjusted bounce rate piwik” and I did not find any information about it.

Thank you very much for anyone who could help

hi! i have this problem to. my bounce % in GA or 10-20 % , but bounce % in piwik 80% . why O_o ?


oh that should be an easy one, could you send me the link of your website. I guess that there are automatic events which are launched by GA. I don’t know Metrika but I guess they have a function which automatically track clicks or something else which is reducing the bounces.

I can show config for my piwik
and as the number of visits and page views in less than GA :frowning:

for my piwik

<!-- Piwik -->
<script type="text/javascript">
  var _paq = _paq || [];
//  _paq.push(["trackPageView"]);
//  _paq.push(["enableLinkTracking"]);

  (function() {
    var u=(("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https" : "http") + "://";
    _paq.push(["setSiteId", "1"]);
    _paq.push(["setTrackerUrl", u+"piwik.php"]);
    _paq.push(['setLinkTrackingTimer', 1000]);
    _paq.push(['setCookieDomain', '*']);
    _paq.push(['setDomains', '*']);
    var d=document, g=d.createElement("script"), s=d.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; g.type="text/javascript";
    g.defer=true; g.async=true; g.src=u+"piwik.js"; s.parentNode.insertBefore(g,s);
<noscript><p><img src="" style="border:0;" alt="" /></p></noscript>
<!-- End Piwik Code -->


Piwik is not in cause for the bounce rate. However Metrika and GA may have an extra code on the page which are lowering the bounce rate.
In order to investigate this, just look at the source code and search for “event”, if you find something just copy and paste it here and I will do my best :slight_smile:

Hi everyone,

Good news I succeeded in solving my issue. It seems that for GA you need to pass at least 2 values in order to send the event whereas for Piwik you need at least 3. So now it is fine you can add the following line to your code in order to decrease the bounce rate if you consider that someone who is spending more than 15 seconds on a given page is not a bounce, hope it helps: