What is the exact meaning of Bounce Rate?

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  1. Aya Katz profile image82
    Aya Katzposted 13 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?

  2. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 13 years ago

    exact meaning=
    The formula used to calculate bounce rate is:

    Bounce Rate = Total Number of Visits Viewing One Page / Total Number of Visits


  3. Aya Katz profile image82
    Aya Katzposted 13 years ago

    Sunforged, thanks!

  4. MikeNV profile image68
    MikeNVposted 13 years ago

    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.

  5. Aya Katz profile image82
    Aya Katzposted 13 years ago

    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.

    1. retellect profile image65
      retellectposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      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 smile

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        ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        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.

  6. Aya Katz profile image82
    Aya Katzposted 13 years ago

    Retellect, thanks! That makes a lot of sense!

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      yes, that is helpful info. thanks, I've wondered the same thing.

  7. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 13 years ago

    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


    1. retellect profile image65
      retellectposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You can only get an accurate(ish) bounce rate for your hubs when you leave them for a bit of time. The data is usually inaccurate when you the author modifies, edits etc.

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    BookFlameposted 13 years ago

    wow. live and learn.

  9. retellect profile image65
    retellectposted 13 years ago

    I think i should practise these methods more on hubpages!


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