When looking at Google Analytics, would you rather have a higher or lower bounce rate?
I signed up for Google Analytics and I am just a little confused about the bounce rate and how I am understanding it. So, in simple terms, do I want the number to be higher or lower?
It depends on the purpose of your page. On Hubpages, a high bounce rate is generally not a problem if you also have a decent click-through rate, because the bounce may be them leaving your page to go to an advertiser's site. In addition, many articles on Hubpages do not necessitate that someone looks at another page before leaving the domain.
That said, if you have a website that has a "conversion funnel" set up, a high bounce rate is a bad thing because it means that the visitor never got to the point where you could convert them into a sale, e-mail capture, etc.
by Daniel Mollat7 weeks ago
I'm sure this question has been posted and answered in the HubPages community forums. I can't seem to find it. Can someone please point me in the right direction?How does one go about using Google Analytics?
by johndwilliams3 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 Donna Fairley Huebsch5 years ago
Would it be possible for HubPages to add some "Adjusted Bounce Rate" code to the Google Analytics tracking code currently in place? Right now if a visitor only looks at 1 page, Google Analytics shows...
by YU_First 17 years ago
I have a bounce rate of 72.94% as per Google Analytics reports. What can I do to correct this?
by Sophia Angelique6 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 Dave Hatton4 years ago
My bounce rate @ GA seems very high...70%. Can someone explain what page interaction is ??Can a pageviewer READ a whole article and NOT be an interactive visitor?? And how high are your bounce rates ??
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