How do I lower the bounce rate for my hubs?
Does anyone have any tips on writing the first paragraph to really grab the reader?
Well, there are several things that you can try to attempt to lower your bounce rate, however bounce rate is not always as important of a metric as many make it out to be, especially on a site like hubpages.
A bounce is basically anyone that visits your hub, but does not click any other internal links(excluding ads.)
So, if someone finds you via google, reads the hubs, and clicks on one of your ads, this counts as a bounce.
If someone visits your hub, finds the information they need, and closes their browser, this counts as a bounce.
If, on the other hand, someone visits your hub, then clicks on one of your "related hub" links, this would NOT count as a bounce.
As a result, having a high bounce rate is not necessarily a bad thing and in many regards is to be expected on these types of sites. However, with that said, bounce rate is much more important metric on an e-Commerce site.
Many of the things that you could do to attempt to get a lower bounce rate, such as adding more links to your other hubs, would also mean potentially driving traffic away from your ads.
Instead, I would focus on trying to increase your ad click-through-rate and not get too hung up on bounce rate.
That's a tough one because if they come directly to one hub from outside, that may be all they are looking for and then leave... But if you have several hubs on the same subject or similar, and then make them hyperlinks within the article, you have a good chance...
by Nathan Bernardo 6 years ago
I have hubs within a couple of niches which I don't cover all that much; meaning, I don't have that many hubs in those niches. A good number of those hubs have a high bounce rate. So, I'm considering unpublishing those, putting them somewhere else. However, some of them get a good amount of traffic...
by Susan Britton 5 years ago
I have a high bounce rate in the eighties and I have read it should be at 50 . Is this true? Can anyone share how they get their bounce rate to the fifties?
by johndwilliams 4 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 tristam15 8 years ago
Hey fellow hubbers,I've been posting quite a few hubs recently and I've also been doing quite a lot of SEO for them however, there is some part of the puzzle that just isn't clicking for me. Most of the people that are coming to my hubs are bouncing, my bounce rate is 78%. Can you look at just 1...
by Sophia Angelique 7 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 Aya Katz 9 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?
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