Length of Visit 1-10 Seconds? :(

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  1. karpouzian profile image60
    karpouzianposted 9 years ago

    Well, I was investigating Analytics, and I am finding that a huge percentage of my visitors are only there from 1-10 seconds.  Should I be offended?  Should I change my keywords?  Am I doing something wrong here?

    1. Eric Graudins profile image60
      Eric Graudinsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You're getting visitors, so the keywords  are getting people to your hub.

      If they're leaving after a few seconds, you need to look at your content.
      2 options that spring to mind are that either the content is not relevant to the keywords, or the content is not interesting enough for them to read.

      Or maybe your hubs are very short, or they can read really really fast. smile

      1. karpouzian profile image60
        karpouzianposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Ouch.  I guess these were some options that I didn't want to consider, but they were nagging at me...

        Time to go back to editing, and maybe back to the Extreme Hub Makeover..

        1. Eric Graudins profile image60
          Eric Graudinsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I've had a look at a couple of your hubs, and they are interesting, and relevant to the keywords and titles.

          So I think I was wrong with my kneejerk reaction.
          Some of the other suggestions are possible.

          Stumblers and reddit users have notoriously short attention spans.

  2. girly_girl09 profile image74
    girly_girl09posted 9 years ago

    I find that adding related YouTube videos works well. smile

    1. karpouzian profile image60
      karpouzianposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Most of my Hubs have youtube videos embedded.

      1. Eric Graudins profile image60
        Eric Graudinsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Or maybe they click on the video, leave your site, and go to YouTube.

  3. BrianFanslau profile image61
    BrianFanslauposted 9 years ago

    Most of the traffic I find that only lasts 1-10 seconds are bookmarked visitors who have come from sites like stumble upon or Reddit. Idk if you have many of your hubs bookmarked that way or other may have bookmarked them.

  4. karpouzian profile image60
    karpouzianposted 9 years ago

    Some are coming from those sites, but nowhere near the amount of 10 second page views.  Oh well, maybe I guess I should look at it as income is income?

  5. rajan1311 profile image74
    rajan1311posted 9 years ago

    Would it be correct if we add youtube content that does not belong to us ?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You embed Youtube clips, not copy them.  So the link always leads back to Youtube and the original owner gets the credit - therefore it's OK.

  6. alexd181 profile image60
    alexd181posted 9 years ago

    The bounce rate of my hubs averages out to about 80%. I think I explained the reason for this in one of my former hub pages, essentially if your traffic is coming from search engines it's going to be difficult to please 100% of the visitors because each one of them is going to have different search queries. The upside is that many people who 'bounce' without 10 seconds will actually bounce to your AdSense ads, so even if they don't read the hub you may still benefit.


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