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Bounce Rate? pls explain

  1. mel22 profile image59
    mel22posted 8 years ago

    Have something to do with hitting the GO BACK button rather than clicking a link or ad in a HUB?

    1. PurpleOne profile image90
      PurpleOneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have a pretty high bounch rate... almost 100%! It's not a very nice feeling. Well, I'm obviously not producing the kind of material that people want to stick around and read.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image99
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    No, it means how long people spend on your Hub (or website) before moving on to somewhere else.

    1. mel22 profile image59
      mel22posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry Marissa , but this is absolute rubbish. Do you have anything you can cite before making this claim.Blah Blah Blah... and another thing.....blah blah blah....

      lol...just joking

  3. lrohner profile image82
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    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! smile

  4. johnr54 profile image49
    johnr54posted 8 years ago

    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.

  5. mel22 profile image59
    mel22posted 8 years ago

    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.

  6. techguy profile image49
    techguyposted 8 years ago

    Nice Discussion.

  7. shazwellyn profile image50
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    Where would we find this bounce rate?

    Shaz x

  8. mel22 profile image59
    mel22posted 8 years ago

    In Google Analytics. You need to sign up and paste to affiliate settings to see it.

  9. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    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!

    1. sunforged profile image79
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Google.com analytics specialist Avinash Kaushik has stated:

          "It is really hard to get a bounce rate under 20%, anything over 35% is cause for concern, 50% (above) is worrying."

  10. sunforged profile image79
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    ..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:

  11. sunforged profile image79
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    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.

  12. mel22 profile image59
    mel22posted 8 years ago

    Thanks makes alot clearer now!