I have a bounce rate of 72.94% as per Google Analytics reports. What can I do to correct this?
If Google Analytics reports is showing 72.94% of bounce rate then their will be bounce.If their is error in bounce rate it will correct after some time
It is just growing it was initially 68% and now it is 72% that is why I am now getting worried.
Link to other hubs on similar topics - the longer you can keep them on hubpages, the more chance they'll click or buy something.
RSS feeds is another good one.
I suggest posting links to some of your hubs in the Extreme Hub Makeover forum, where other hubbers can give you feedback on how to improve them.
You need to understand the surfing behavior of your readers. People on the internet skim pages. So if you think writing lengthy paragraphs will decrease your bounce rate then that is wrong assumption. They'll skim for the point out of that and will leave when they get what they want.
I have one blog on software documentation and i have bounce rate of 88% on that. But it is earning me fine and i don't think there is anyway to keep them longer anyway. They arrive at those pages(using google search for errors/bugs of that software) so they leave after getting what they want. What you're going to do to make them stop for longer time?
Link between pages? Yes. Will work to some extent.
RSS feed ? Yes. Will work to some extent.
You need to understand your content if you want to improve your bounce rate.
...and I always thought breaks and links would drive traffic away, ha!
Exactly right. If your page answers what they were looking for, they are usually going to leave, especially if the page solves some problem they were having.
Of course if it doesn't answer the search, they will be leaving too.
Where you do NOT like to see a high bounce and exit rate is a page that is Part 1 of a multi-part series. You expect some will find the page for the wrong reason, but if it is generally well-targeted, you hope to see them going on to the other parts!
I would investigate the Hubs that have lower bounce rates compared to the higher ones which altogether may provide clues to what your audience is enjoying.
I actually expect and prefer a high bounce rate on my hubs. A "bounce" is just someone that visits one page on the site and leaves. IMHO, a person that gets onto HP and looks at several different pages is a "surfer" and not targeted traffic. Phooey on them. I have much better conversions with targeted traffic than casual traffic.
And remember, if someone comes to one of your hubs and then clicks on an ad, thereby leaving the site, that is a "bounce" too.
Edited to add: I just checked Analytics. My bounce rate is just under 91%. My CTR for AdSense is higher than average, as is my conversion rate for Amazon. I'm totally happy with that.
I've tried to do something about my bounce rate, but its still high, around the low 70's. But as it doesnt seem to affect my earnings, then i'm fine.
Plus i dont think reducing the bounce rate translates to higher earnings. I may be wrong, but i don't worry about it anymore.
I don't think 70% bounce rate is a big problem to you. You need to worry only about earnings. Don't worry as long as you get good CTR.
Bounces are generally rather high in Hubpages, I wouldn't worry too much about it.
Bounce rates can be important or unimportant, depending on your intentions. Your job as a marketer is to get click-throughs to a merchant's website via affiliate links. Your job as a writer is to entertain your readers.
If you are a marketer, you'd want a high bounce rate, provided your readers are bouncing via affiliate links. However, if you are a writer, you'd prefer your readers to stay and read your work.
There is enough to worry about in the world... bounce rate are the least of our problems! lol... No, dont worry about your bounce rate.... just the money honey!
I just check my bounce rate and it is at 0%.I began getting page impressions on September 11, 2010 after I signed up for hubpages on June 3, 2010. I am not worry about my bounce rate. I am on my way to making money honey,shazwellyn. Smile. Thank you. Go in peace.
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