can anyone explain what bounce rates are in google analytics.....jimmy
It's basically the percentage of the time that the next page the person views is on the same site. It is supposed to help you determine which pages people are jumping ship from.
However, since we only run your analytics tracker on your hubs and profile type pages, I believe analytics would interpret it as a bounce if someone clicked to any page that wasn't one of yours, for instance the HubPages home page or another author's hub.
thanks Paul, I knew it was something along those lines, but wasnt 100%
my bounce rate for yesterday was 89% will be interesting to see how it pans out over the next few days.....jimmy
I thought a high bounce rate was bad? I'm always trying to make mine lower, maybe I shouldnt be lol.
Well, I have found that with my own sites the google ad clicks are also referenced in the bounce rate. So I wouldn't feel too offended at the people "jumping ship" so much. Some of those people are putting money in your pocket.
If you want to drop the bounce rates, then you could link similar hubs together in the context of the hub.
by mel227 years ago
Have something to do with hitting the GO BACK button rather than clicking a link or ad in a HUB?
by codehub6 years ago
Per Google help"Bounce rate is the percentage of single-page visits or visits in which the person left your site from the entrance (landing) page. "This indicates that if the visitor proceeds to another...
by johndwilliams2 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 ThoughtfulSpot7 years ago
I've been bumping around analytics, and I'm having trouble find this answer. (I've really just started looking at it, and haven't figured out exactly how to use it to my best interest yet.)But, could somebody define...
by Sophia Angelique5 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 Marisa Wright6 years ago
I confess I'm lazy when it comes to Analytics, but I've been looking at it more closely with the recent surge in traffic. I notice my bounce rate is horrific - over 80%. I've always been confused what...
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