Bounce rate

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  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 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!

    1. lrohner profile image81
      lrohnerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Trust me. A high bounce rate by itself will not hurt you. If your bounce rate is high and your time on page is very, very short, I think it may cause problems, but that is pure conjecture. I have nothing to back that up.

      1. Morgaren profile image76
        Morgarenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thats the ticket right there, if you have a high bounce rate, and your view time is large, you may want to link more to other works in your works. I only have 8 Hubs, but in http://morgaren.hubpages.com/hub/Pay-to … es-it-mean you can see where I have a link and areas where I will link later, after I write the articles mentioned. I see you do some links at the bottom, but you may want to insert a link when you mention it in the article, that way if you mention what the reader is really looking for they can click immediately.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Actually, I do link within my hubs and then link again when possible at the end.  My time on page isn't very good, either...but I'm not sure what a good "time on page" is.  Please give me your thoughts as I am really bothered by this issue.

          1. Morgaren profile image76
            Morgarenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Okay I looked at something along the lines of three hubs, it is why I mentioned it, those three didn't have it, just at the bottom. A good time on page is over 30 seconds, that is enough time for someone to read some of your page and see if it is what they are looking for.

            Even better is in the 2+ minute mark, really depending on how long your articles are.

            1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
              TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

              If what you say is correct about time on page, I'm doing better than I thought in that arena.  Some of my hubs have tons of links both in and outside of the articles, but some just aren't the types of articles (ie humor) where that works.  Thanks so much for the info....you really put my mind at ease.

              1. Morgaren profile image76
                Morgarenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                What you want to avoid is hits with 0-1 seconds, those are just bot programs hitting your page. You won't be able to avoid people coming in and leaving without going to another page, but if they are there more than 30 seconds they looked at what you were writing and found out it's not for them.

      2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I thought bounce rate and time on page were the same thing..in other words, someone starts to read then doesn't finish and leaves the page.  Am I right or is there something I'm missing here?

        1. Morgaren profile image76
          Morgarenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Bounce rate is just they come to your page, and leave without taking an external link out, or clicking on a link someonewhere in your site. Mostly in the form of they the click from a search engine, stay for x amount of time then hit the back button or exit from typing a new address in the address bar, or closing the browser. I am pretty sure time on page is completely unrelated, there are two different catagories for things like that on google analytics.

  2. JakeFrost profile image61
    JakeFrostposted 6 years ago

    My analytics say that I have 494 page views, avg. visit duration 00:14:53, and a bounce rate of 37.5%

    Can someone translate this for me, it the avg time in minutes or seconds. 14 minutes is a long time for 494 people to have spent on my hubs. I only joined yesterday so it might not be long enough for Google to give me an accurate reading?

    1. Morgaren profile image76
      Morgarenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      494 page views isn't 494 visitors, its also going to include when you edit and reload your pages. If you sit on your page and refresh it 10 times, that is 10 page views.

      your data shown is probably accurate from analytics though, you need some good long term data to be able to establish trends.
      15:53 is 14 minutes and 53 seconds, bounce rate of 37.5% is that about 1/3 of people come to your page and leave without looking at anythign else. You won't be able to get accurate numbers until you have been doing online writing for about a month. I have exp with a personal website, but driving traffic there was much harder than I thought, having access to a community like hib pages is an excellent start.

      1. JakeFrost profile image61
        JakeFrostposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, the first time I logged onto analytics is seemed very daunting but now I am slowly working it out.

        1. Morgaren profile image76
          Morgarenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          You eat an elephant one bit at a time.

          1. JakeFrost profile image61
            JakeFrostposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Haha excellent metaphor (I hope it was a metaphor anyway hmm )

          2. JakeFrost profile image61
            JakeFrostposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            So whats some healthy stats to try and stay at. In terms of bounce rate and page view time?

            1. Morgaren profile image76
              Morgarenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Pretty much what I listed to time traveler, I am not a very successful writer, I have been here a week and haven't had 500 views, but you want 30sec plus+ to be your smallest amount of time, people spending less that 10 seconds didn't read a single word. Bounce rate isn't a huge issue if your view times are good.

              1. JakeFrost profile image61
                JakeFrostposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Okay, thanks smile

              2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
                TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Morgaren:  How do you know so much about this stuff if you've only been here a week?  And frankly, 500 views in your first week is quite good, so don't assume you're not a successful writer.  It can take up to a year for your hubs to mature, so if you've got 500 already, you're going to be VERY successful here.

                1. Morgaren profile image76
                  Morgarenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  Just because I am new here doen't mean I am new to writing on the internet. I own a site that I got lazy and quit driving traffic too.

                  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
                    TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    Well, that answers it.  Good luck to you.

 
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