Have something to do with hitting the GO BACK button rather than clicking a link or ad in a HUB?
No, it means how long people spend on your Hub (or website) before moving on to somewhere else.
Bounce rate can mean different things. To Google, bounce rate means the number of people that visited only one page/hub and then left divided by the total number of people that visited your hub/page and then visited other hubs/pages. It has nothing to do with time spent on a hub. On a different type of site or blog, I would expect a bounce rate of 25% or less. On HP, I would expect the bounce rate to be much higher as each hub is so diverse.
In your case, a 100% bounce rate is fairly meaningless. If you write a hub on hamburgers, that doesn't mean that the same person wants to go and read a hub about hotdogs. If I were you, I would be more concerned about time on page and how many AdSense clicks you get.
BTW, you really need to sign up for Google Analytics. It will give you all of the answers you are seeking, Grasshopper!
You can't really compare the Analytics bounce rate on Hubpages to other sites since each member has their own Analytics.
My understanding is that if someone lands on your page, and then clicks through to someone elses hub, from a Hubpages standpoint that's not a bounce, but from your Analytics it would get reported as a bounce.
So the bounce rate reported on your Hubpages Analytics will tend to be higher than most sites, especially if you just have a few hubs that they can click to.
Thanks Irohner. I do have Analytics and the rate is at 54% last I checked . Thanks johnr54. makes sense because its a community hubenvironment where jumping to other peoples hubs is easy to do. Time on hub was a seperate indicator in analytics so i was pretty sure it was not that.
In Google Analytics. You need to sign up and paste to affiliate settings to see it.
Bounce rate is the number of people who leave without clicking a link.
Bounce rates are usually pretty high, and you do not need to worry about it too much.
Remember if your viewers read your article and leave (they could have spent half an hour reading it) it will still count as a bounce. Do not think of a high bounce rate as a poor reflection on your work!
..most of these definitions are incomplete, but its irrelevant, you cant properly use the "bounce rate" metric on a site that you do not control in whole. The stats are far to skewed to be helpful and the main goal that it measures, is not likely to be your goal
but if this was your won site, wiki does it well:
Those interested in income via clicks are usually happy with a high bounce rate
Bounce rate from analytics faqs
http://google.com/support/analytics/bin … swer=81986
What does Bounce Rate mean?
Bounce rate is the percentage of single-page visits or visits in which the person left your site from the entrance (landing) page. Use this metric to measure visit quality - a high bounce rate generally indicates that site entrance pages aren't relevant to your visitors. The more compelling your landing pages, the more visitors will stay on your site and convert. You can minimize bounce rates by tailoring landing pages to each keyword and ad that you run. Landing pages should provide the information and services that were promised in the ad copy.
To view the bounce rates for your website, go to the Bounce Rate report under Visitors > Visitor Trending > Bounce Rate.
by Sophia Angelique 10 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 johndwilliams 7 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 Aya Katz 12 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?
by Muhammad Rafiq 7 years ago
What is the Bounce Rate of your hubs? How does it affect the overall efficiency of our blog? Please discuss.
by codehub 11 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 hubpage without your code on it, its a bounce,if they click thru to amazon , its a...
by tristam15 11 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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