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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by kapilc View Post
    Hi,

    Please explain to me what exactly google analytics shows as Bounce Rate.

    My bounce rate is 36%.
    Is that good or bad?

    Thank you,

    Kapil
    36% is very good. It though depends on the Niche.

  2. #12
    I need to refine the definition a bit. Bounce rate is the percentage of users that visit a site and leave without visiting another page. If you have a lot of content on a page, a user may spend five minutes reading it, but if they to not visit another page, that contributes to a higher bounce rate.

    If you have a lot of content on a page, a user may spend five minutes reading it, but if they to not visit another page, that contributes to a high bounce rate.

    A bounce rate of less than 50% is good. The lower the number, the better.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    If you have a lot of content on a page, a user may spend five minutes reading it, but if they to not visit another page, that contributes to a high bounce rate.
    Hi,

    So bounce rate is really no more important then PR and Alexa right.

    For if they leave the page by going to Amazon, or AdSense it would show a high bounce rate right.

    They can bounce like crazy if they leave by away I'm earning money.

    Is their a way of checking the bounce rate of another site?

    My guess squidoo and wiki would have a very high bounce rates then. Many, many times have I visited wiki and never clicked on another page on that site for all the info is on one page I am looking for.

    Sami
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  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Sami4u View Post
    Hi,

    So bounce rate is really no more important then PR and Alexa right.

    For if they leave the page by going to Amazon, or AdSense it would show a high bounce rate right.

    They can bounce like crazy if they leave by away I'm earning money.

    Is their a way of checking the bounce rate of another site?

    My guess squidoo and wiki would have a very high bounce rates then. Many, many times have I visited wiki and never clicked on another page on that site for all the info is on one page I am looking for.

    Sami

    u can try use google analytics goal --> conversion ... it track where ur traffic go ...

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Sami4u View Post
    So bounce rate is really no more important then PR and Alexa right.
    It is just an indicator that people are not exploring your site. A high bounce rate can mean that the site lacks stickiness.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sami4u View Post
    For if they leave the page by going to Amazon, or AdSense it would show a high bounce rate right.
    Exactly. It is the percentage of users who leave your site without visiting another page.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sami4u View Post
    They can bounce like crazy if they leave by away I'm earning money.
    That could be a good thing, as long as they are leaving through advertising and not by using the back button. The bounce rate can sometimes be misleading. If you only have a one-page site, then your bounce rate is going to be very high.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sami4u View Post
    Is their a way of checking the bounce rate of another site?
    Not that I'm aware of. Bounce rate is calculated by analytics tools.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


  6. That could be a good thing, as long as they are leaving through advertising and not by using the back button. The bounce rate can sometimes be misleading. If you only have a one-page site, then your bounce rate is going to be very high.
    exactly.

    higher bounce rate may mean that there are small blogpost in your blog with rich information but then users explore another pages of this blog. meaning, they still leave the page yet visiting another page in same blog.


  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    That could be a good thing, as long as they are leaving through advertising and not by using the back button.
    Hi,

    Not wanting to change the topic here this is on the same lines.

    I went to a site that the back button did not work it just reloaded the same page you could go into the site but you could not use the back button if you went to a new page in the site again the same thing would happen.

    I had to close the window to leave. Were they using that as a way of getting a lower bounce rate?

    All it really did was PMO

    But if G uses the bounce rate in its algo they might be trying to cheat G

    Sami
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  8. #18
    Thoughtless, stupid, and a few expletives...
    Those marketers that use every trick in the book to keep you on their site.
    Defeating the back button of browsers is one trick.

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Sami4u View Post
    Hi,

    Not wanting to change the topic here this is on the same lines.

    I went to a site that the back button did not work it just reloaded the same page you could go into the site but you could not use the back button if you went to a new page in the site again the same thing would happen.

    I had to close the window to leave. Were they using that as a way of getting a lower bounce rate?

    All it really did was PMO

    But if G uses the bounce rate in its algo they might be trying to cheat G

    Sami
    I have seen that too. Normally, next to your 'back' button there is an arrow. You can click that to go to the page before the one you're one instead for this kind of sites
    |Nico Lawsons

  10. #20
    Bounce Rate means the amount of users that land on your "Landing Page" If the user moves to another page, meaning that he is interested your bounce rate goes lower which is good. If the User leaves your website Without moving anywhere it will increase your bounce Rate. And a Bounce rate of 36 % That you have is Excellent. Personally My Bounce rate is around
    Fifty five Percent (%) (55%) To Sixty Eight Percent (%) (68%) So that Bounce rate of Yours is really Good.

    ---------- Post added at 13:05 PM ---------- Previous post was at 13:03 PM ----------

    So Websites with Only one Pages will of course have a 100 % Bounce Rate. Because there is no other page to turn to. So Before You publish your site, make a few pages with Visible
    Links.

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