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?
The formula used to calculate bounce rate is:
Bounce Rate = Total Number of Visits Viewing One Page / Total Number of Visits
An easy way to think of it is if a person enters and exits your site from the same page without visiting any other pages your bounce rate would be 100%.
Bounce rates for Hubpages really don't matter. Obviously they are just pages not sites.
My Hubpages bounce rate is 85% which makes little sense unless you consider that while writing I visit my own pages and others who visit and let the pages "time out" are being factored in. It basically means that Google Analytics are good estimates, but not to be thought of as 100% accurate.
I have a feeling that I make the most revenue off people with a high bounce rate, because people who stay and read more hubs are probably fans, and they are reading and not clicking. People who click came from outside Hubpages and are looking for something specific.
I think if you have inter-related hubs that don't really have high paying keywords, its good to keep a low bounce rate. When users outside of hubpages visit specific topics for information (the surfers who don't wanna pay for something); you make the most money from impressions. If they click through your Hubs then you will get more impressions which is very important considering that you share the profit with hubpages. If users don't tend to click on ads in one hub, point them to another and you will have a higher chance of clicking an ad.
It all depends, you should treat each hub individually whenever you choose to improve it. If a page showing a really high bounce rate gets alot of clicks, it usually means the majority are exiting your page through an ad. If a hub showing a lower bounce rate but less ad clicks, it usually means they are regular readers (or maybe even fans). Hope my input helped
I actually try and practice this Retellect. I write to very low paying topics, and then link them into hubs with much more lucrative keywords.
Sometimes I think that hubbers miss a trick here, there is pretty much no competition for loads of topics with high search volumes but non-existance cpcs; whilst similar topics may have high competition and high cpc. I could publish 5 hubs which all link into a decent keyword laden one, and thus they are most useful as a means of traffic.
I do a similar trick as ryan...but can do it within the same hub.
Bounce rate is rather meaningless on hubpages...keep in mind, it takes more than one page view do be measured.. if somemone visits only one page and bounces out (via ad or to any other domain) it is considered 100% - so if the searchers query is solved by your single hub- that is an 100% bounce rate
really just meaningless here at hubpages wouldnt waste time learning much more
but here is an old but still true series on analytics
by Sophia Angelique 9 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 Susan Britton 7 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 5 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 mel22 11 years ago
Have something to do with hitting the GO BACK button rather than clicking a link or ad in a HUB?
by Nathan Bernardo 7 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 tristam15 10 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...
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