Are bounce rates typically high on Hubpages considering you cannot actually go deeper into multiple pages...or can you?
Currently my bounce rate is extremely high, at around 80% and I am only currently writing for Hubpages. What's your take on this for solely Hubpages? Does a high bounce rate mean I should make my other interlinks more accessible?
You might want to check out this recent thread about bounce rates.
My bounce rate is close to 90%, and I'm fine with that. If someone is surfing through HubPages, it's just not the kind of targeted traffic that I want. Besides, if someone clicks on an ad, they become a bounce. Like Martha Stewart says, "That's a good thing."
Here's an oddity..
I just happened to be looking at Analytics for my main site and noticed a page with 100% bounce rate.
I thought it was odd because it happens to be a page that should only be reached from another page - it's actually part of my on-line "Tests" and it is an answer page, so unless it happened to get indexed for something, you wouldn't expect it to be accessed except from another page.
So, looking closer, I found that in a week it had a 133 page views and that 99.24% of the time it came from its matching question page.
Huh? So if 99.24% of 133 visitors came from another page, how can it have 100% bounce?
And there are more pages that show the same odd figures!
Wait, it gets stranger.
Playing with dates, I found that for most days in that week, it had a few views and 0% bounce rate.
But on ONE day, 5 views show 100% bounce yet 80% came from its matching question page.
I'm starting to think maybe you can't trust Analytics Bounce rate at all!
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 tristam157 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...
by Susan Britton4 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 mel227 years ago
Have something to do with hitting the GO BACK button rather than clicking a link or ad in a HUB?
by codehub7 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 Marie McKeown6 years ago
Hi, I'm relatively new to Hubpages and just recently got myself signed up to Google Analytics. Can anyone explain what 'bounce rate ' means, and how to improve it?Also - I have quite a few page views with 0.00 secs,...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.