What is the Bounce Rate of your hubs? How does it affect the overall efficiency of our blog? Please discuss.
Bounce rate is the percentage of visitors leaving a site after entering via a given page (hub); it may also relate to the average time visitors take before exiting a site --- it's always expressed in a percentage form; the lower the percentage of your bounce rate; the better cause that means your visitors are engaging a lot with your hubs content https://support.google.com/analytics/an … 9409?hl=en
Hihgh Bounce rate badly effect your blog/site. this is allways happening when putting borring content on blog.
Intermediate!! It means very lengthy articles may increase bounce rate of any blog. If not, then what should be included to make it interesting?
My goal is that they hit my hub and click an ad. That counts as a bounce but it makes me money. I am here to make money, not "win" some arbitrary metric not even tailored to content writing.
Don't stress out too much over your bounce rate. It's only one of many metrics used by search engines to evaluate your page, and it doesn't always reflect the usefulness of your content.
Only G knows how they evaluate the numbers. While what we seen in Analytics is helpful, it doesn't tell the whole story. It's likely they see bounce rate more or less significant depending on the type of page. Here at HP, it has been my experience that a relatively high bounce rate doesn't hurt you much.
There are a few things you can do to improve your bounce rate, but ultimately the same things that make your content useful to visitors will be what improves your metrics, and your rankings.
EricDockett! I absolutely agree with you, but there is something that the visitor are forced to leave your site and go to other sites. It means that your hub is not informative, interesting and unique. What do you think?
Absolutely! that means that the hub's/site content is not satisfying the needs of most of the visitors; and the only obligation is to find the information they need elsewhere! ... or may be; it is possible that they get the solutions much faster and bounce --- looking at it in the perspective of EricDockett
I think that's true, but bounce rate doesn't necessarily help you to understand if that's happening.
If I write a Hub about a product and you come to my Hub, learn everything you need to know, then click on an Amazon link and buy it you've just found my Hub highly useful. But it counts as a bounce.
If I write Hub about "10 Best Resources for Raising Aardvarks as Pets" and include links to the 10 most awesome websites about raising aardvarks along with in-depth explanations of what makes them so great, you'd probably find my Hub highly useful, unique and interesting. If you were into such things.
But once you clicked one of those aardvark links, it counts as a bounce.
If you wanted to know about the life and times of some public figure, and I wrote an in-depth Hub on such a figure, you might come to my Hub and spend ten minutes reading it. Then, content that you now know all you ever needed to know about the guy, you close your browser.
See how bounce rate in itself isn't always a useful metric? What matters is the circumstance surrounding the bounce, and what the visitor does next. G has it's own way of figuring that out. For instance, if someone reads part of your Hub, then hits the back button, and clicks on another entry in the SERPs. That's not so good for you.
Your point is sinking; but, bounce rate will not be an issue if only the conversion rate is evident; and returns are impressive --- otherwise, it is a big problem!
That's the point Psychesinner! We also want visitors to click on ads and make us money. The more people will stay on your site, the more are chances of getting valid clicks.
According to the Google Analytics Course A Bounce rate is the percentage of visits that go to only one page before exiting a site, you want to engage your visitors, by producing content that appeals to them. In order to do so you need to understand the demographics of your visitors. Google Analytics provides this information to help you identify your visitors.
On the average HP page, a person visits and learns the answer to their question, then leaves. There's nothing wrong with that. The more people who visit, the more money we make.
Now if you're talking about a site that sells lots of products (like an online fashion store, for instance) I could see a problem with having a high bounce rate from the landing page. That sort of site would expect many page views ... and people to leave from the shopping cart, not the first page they landed on.
Thanks you very much Silliams & Baby Boomer for your detailed explanation. Now, it's clear to a great extent what Bounce Rate is and how it affect the overall efficacy of a site.
by mel227 years ago
Have something to do with hitting the GO BACK button rather than clicking a link or ad in a HUB?
by ThoughtfulSpot7 years ago
I've been bumping around analytics, and I'm having trouble find this answer. (I've really just started looking at it, and haven't figured out exactly how to use it to my best interest yet.)But, could somebody define...
by johndwilliams2 years ago
Well I was well impressed today - just looked at my Google Analytics and I have an 85% Bounce Rate.Am I doing something wrong?
by TIMETRAVELER24 years ago
My views are picking up nicely but my bounce rates seem pretty high. Any ideas as to how I can fix this problem? I think Google will nail me if I don't!
by Aya Katz7 years ago
I was checking my Google Analytics information, and I noticed that hubs I haven't published yet have 0.00% bounce rate. What does that actually mean?
by Sophia Angelique5 years ago
I don't understand something.If the average time people spend on an article is 4.5 minutes, how can the bounce rate be 90%? Doesn't 'bounce' mean that they just go on the site for a split second and then go off?
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