Hey Hubbers what would say is the best Google Analytic bouncing rate, to help you achieve more success
Mine is about 90% I believe. Remember that it's considered a bounce when they click an advert.
Here's what Google says about bounce rate, and other visitor data:
Visitor Reports Overview
The data you get requires a bit of interpretation, and is affected by many factors, so you have to balance the bounce rate with other factors.
thanks for the link, timorous! I don't understand a lot of it as I am a little dense, but it's nice to have a link to go to when I need it. Thanks again.
You're most welcome Rosie. I must confess, I also have a bit of trouble interpreting the info. At first glance, a high bounce rate might seem an undesirable thing, if your page is strictly info and no ads. However, if you have ads on your page, it could well be a good thing.
The last time I looked my bounce rate is 75.65%. This is a much improved bounce rate for me, as it used to be in the high 80s.
The lower the bounce rate the better. Another way of looking at is if you have a bounce rate of 100% that means the reader went to your hub and left it right of way. They did not read the hub. If your bounce rate is closer to O% that means the reader stayed on your hub to read it. Also you must correlate your bounce rate with the time your readers are spending on your hub. The higher the time the lower your bounce rate.
Melpor - That's not quite correct. Google defines a bounce as someone who comes to a site, reads one page and leaves. It doesn't make any difference whether they're on the page for 5 seconds or 5 minutes.
My bounce rate is usually 90% or higher here on HubPages, and I'm very happy with that. My hubs are written on a variety of topics, so if a reader lands on my page to read about Topic A, I would hardly think they would be interested in Topic B. On my own personal websites where the entire site revolves around one niche, however, I would be concerned with a bounce rate that was higher than 25%.
Irohner, the lower the bounce rate the better. My bounce rate is around 82% and have been steadily dropping since I been on Hubpages. That is a good thing base on the following definition from Google:
"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."
I stand by what I said. A low bounce rate for a stand-alone website is desirable. It's not as applicable to a site like HubPages. I'm not saying it's a bad thing -- just not really applicable.
If someone enters the site via my hub on Nutella, for instance, why would they then want to go and read my hub on low blood sugar, Maine or figure skating? That simply doesn't make sense.
What Google is talking about in that quote is drawing people into deeper pages of the website with the ultimate goal of them converting, ie clicking an ad, buying a product, etc. For most of my hubs, there IS no other relevant content of mine or "deeper pages" to draw them into. I fully expect them to come, read and then leave -- hopefully by clicking on an ad.
Melpor, Irohner explained it very well. Go back and read her response again.
It depends in what field you are looking at bounce rate. If you are looking at clicks through to an external site a higher bounce rate tracked by analytics is not particularly bad.
In terms of SEO the bounce rate as tracked by IP's returning to the SE in seconds, or tracking of people with the option enabled in Google toolbar, then you want that bounce rate to be as low as possible.
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 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 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 tristam15 8 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...
by Aya Katz 8 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 Maffew James 4 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...
Copyright © 2018 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.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|