Question: If my website is *.com and a customer goes to our blog *.com/blog but the blog is hosted on a management site but is a WordPress page will that count as a bounce?
Answer: A bounce in Google Analytics is any ‘one page’ enter and exit on your website. They are not necessarily bad, it is just a measurement of how deep the engagement, or how sticky the website. So if your blog is hosted on your own site, and they only look at one page, then that will be a blog. If they go from your blog to another site (immediately), then that is a bounce.
If your blog is hosted somewhere else, then a movement from your home page to your ‘blog’ (on someone else’s service) will be a ‘bounce’ to Google Analytics. BUT, to make it more complicated, you can fix this in Analytics by using the same tracking code across sites!
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