Per Google help
"Bounce rate is the percentage of single-page visits or visits in which the person left your site from the entrance (landing) page. "
This indicates that if the visitor proceeds to another hubpage without your code on it, its a bounce,
if they click thru to amazon , its a bounce
The only way it will not be a bouce is if they proceed to another hubpage with your ga code from that same gA account, and that same GA profile
Is this correct?
The way I see it, is that an average is taken from content listed for your publisher number. This is what makes your stats individual. It calculates time on your pages and averages this across the board.
If you are in this for adsense clicks, it is beneficial to have a high bounce rate because the chances are that readers have seen an ad that has been appropriate to what they are looking for and have clicked away from your page.
If you are here for creative reasons, primarily, then a high bounce rate is not good. Why? Because people are finding your writing boring and want to navigate away as quickly as possible.
I am sure that others can help you further with this explanation - this is just how I see it.
p.s. If the click is to Amazon it is a bounce, I believe. It is any link that clicks away from your web page.
Yes, you are write. they should visit other pages also. then the bounce rate will be less.
You are correct.
There is some validity to Shaz's point about creative reasons, but on the other hand there are so many related links in the side bar, a visitor may be quite happy with you and still go elsewhere.
There are a number of hubs that discuss bounce rate in more detail and plenty of forum threads too.
i've used GA for a while and it was weird to see 5/90/100 % bounce rates for every page
its being theorised elsewhere that this could affect google traffic, i guess google knows why hubpages would have high bounce rate figures
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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?
by mel227 years ago
Have something to do with hitting the GO BACK button rather than clicking a link or ad in a HUB?
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