I suspect that my bounce rate is having a negative impact on my rankings etc. How can I reduce my bounce rate - I feel a lot of my sites are pretty decent quality though - do I need to reduce product listings on all my hubs and add more content!? I note that out of my 400+ hubs only about 40 or so were flagged as having too many products on them!
What is a good bounce rate?
SimeyC , Looks like you are doing amazing with the amount of Hubs you have created. 10% of your Hubs is not that bad. As with the bounce rate, I would like to try to keep it under 50- 45% . The best way I obtain that number is making sure I find ways to get them to go to my other pages. I have a couple ideas that may help you.
On average a viewer will have 3-4 seconds to view a page once he is on it. Making sure you have garnered there attention means you will have to have keywords highlighted that grab or attract thee attention. Highlighted keywords can be close to outgoing links that can go to more of your Hubs.
I have more ideas, but got work to do. Message me if interested.
I fully expect a very high bounce rate here on HP. (Bounce rate = person views one page and leaves)
If someone is out searching for information on purple widgets and they get to my page on purple widgets, I really don't expect them to browse around looking for information on blue gadgets or orange wingnuts.
Now, on my own sites where the entire site is devoted to one topic, I expect a fairly low bounce rate.
Remember too that if someone comes onto your hub and leaves via an ad, that's also a bounce -- although it's a very good thing.
I wouldn't worry too much about bounce rate on a hub. Viewing one pages and clicking an ad is actually desirable.
I'm of the mind that nobody should bounce. They should jump - at my amazon products.
EDIT: And my ratings should go right up.
by johndwilliams 3 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 Nathan Bernardo 5 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 Susan Britton 5 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 Maffew James 3 years ago
It's no secret that many Hubbers have been hit by the recent Google 'Panda 4.1' update. Panda is one of Google's key quality algorithms that assesses your content for certain signals that indicate that your readers are happy with the site and user experience offered. If you noticed a sharp traffic...
by Sophia Angelique 6 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 tristam15 7 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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