Bounce Rate

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  1. Rafiq23 profile image86
    Rafiq23posted 4 years ago

    What is the Bounce Rate of your hubs? How does it affect the overall efficiency of our blog? Please discuss.

  2. Barack James profile image93
    Barack Jamesposted 4 years ago

    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 … 9409?hl=en

  3. intermediate profile image60
    intermediateposted 4 years ago

    Hihgh Bounce rate badly effect your blog/site. this is allways happening when putting borring content on blog.

    1. Rafiq23 profile image86
      Rafiq23posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Intermediate!! It means very lengthy articles may increase bounce rate of any blog. If not, then what should be included to make it interesting?

    2. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  4. EricDockett profile image99
    EricDockettposted 4 years ago

    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.

  5. Rafiq23 profile image86
    Rafiq23posted 4 years ago

    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?

    1. Barack James profile image93
      Barack Jamesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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 smile

      1. Rafiq23 profile image86
        Rafiq23posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        That's what I am talking about,Barack James. Bounce Rate plays an important role in weighing the efficacy of your site.

    2. EricDockett profile image99
      EricDockettposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Barack James profile image93
        Barack Jamesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        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!

      2. Susana S profile image97
        Susana Sposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Lovely explanation.

  6. Rafiq23 profile image86
    Rafiq23posted 4 years ago

    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.

  7. profile image0
    swilliamsposted 4 years ago

    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.

  8. Baby-Boomer-58 profile image84
    Baby-Boomer-58posted 4 years ago

    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.

  9. Rafiq23 profile image86
    Rafiq23posted 4 years ago

    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.

  10. Rafiq23 profile image86
    Rafiq23posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Susana for your encouragement!


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