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Old 02-19-2010, 01:17 AM
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the traffic has to be very targeted and interested in the subject
let's say a really funny pictures page
i think itmay get to 30% easily
 

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Old 02-19-2010, 02:38 AM
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There has been a lot of talk about Google Caffeine and bounce rate? Anyone have any 'solid' info on this?
 
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:44 AM
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Bounce rate is very subjective. It very much depends on where your traffic is coming from. Also, the actual bounce rate is not what's important, what's important is where your bounce rate is in relation to your competition, that is you want to be below the sector average. So, a bounce rate of even 70% could be very good or one of 30% could be poor, depending on what the average is.
 
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:22 PM
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I am very new to this field, sorry - how do you people calculate bounce rate ?
Using Google Analytic or what !
 
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:55 PM
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how do i increase my bounce rate?
 
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:12 PM
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Increasing bounce rate is not good for your website and srp's. But what is the proper way to decrease the bounce rate ?
 
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:26 AM
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Usually, my bounce rate is 60%-70%. Sometimes it rose to 80%. I have spend much time to reduce the bounce rate. But the effect is weak.
 
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:46 AM
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Bounce rate is nearly 50-60% and it is very difficult to achieve a good bounce rate as you have to put something interesting on the site for bounding the visitor to spend more time on the site.
 
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:37 AM
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I guess it depends on the nature of your site also.

My bounce rates vary from site to site, but it is difficult to get them down I know. It's something I will have to work on. They are getting better tho.

They vary between about 40% and 90%.
 
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:08 AM
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My bounce rate is not very high now. It used to be 50%. But now it has changed to 35% normally.
 
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:13 AM
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My lowest bounce rate is around 20%, average - 40%
 
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Old 05-23-2010, 04:14 AM
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My bounce rate for my forums tends to be around 15-20%, personally : )
 
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:31 AM
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I do not have pop ups and other ads on my blogs and hence my bounce rate is low. There is nothing wrong to have pop ups and hyper links on the site but see to it that they open in a separate window.
 
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:09 PM
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Two Godaddy articles really messed up the accuracy of the bounce rate on my website. I posted an article about using Google Apps instead of Godaddy Email system, and I have 200 - 300 visitors a day who are searching for Email Fix, Godaddy Email issues, Godaddy email not being received, so as a result these visitors are not looking for a guide to switch over to Google Apps and they just leave. I do not know how I became rank 1 for all those search terms........
Now that you have information about what they are looking for, adjust your post. Write an article about the issues they are searching for and put a link or banner on the page that is getting the traffic or add some more content relative to their search on the current page.
 
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:42 PM
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Possible Reasons For Bounces

Bounces can happen for a variety of reasons. Some possible reasons people may leave your site without clicking deeper are:

* an unattractive design
* slow page load times
* sending visitors to the wrong page in an ad
* optimizing for the wrong keywords
* poor content
* too many annoyances on a page

Any of the above can cause people to bounce from your site. And a low rate isn’t necessarily a cause for celebration. You may have an attractive design, bit a poor navigation and people click around for awhile never finding what they were looking for. They may visit several pages before leaving so your rate was low, but only stayed because they wanted to find what they were looking and couldn’t.
And, a high bounce rate is not necessarily cause for concern.

Two reasons for high bounce rate missing from above list:
  • Visitor found exactly what they sought on the landing page; or.
  • Visitor heeded a call-to-action which leads to an off-site page.

Obviously, both of these are very good reasons!

This serves to highlight the fact that there can be no single measure by which a bounce rate is determined to be "good" or "bad."

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Old 06-23-2010, 11:21 PM
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Thanks. Those were some enlightening points.
 
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:10 PM
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Thumbs up Bounce Rate and Usability

Bounce rate is a key part of usability. High bounce rate is when a visitor stays a very short time or only visits one page. Determining the causes of high bounce rate and correcting that problem, is key to better site usability. The better the usability, the longer the visitor stays on the site.
 
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:23 PM
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And, a high bounce rate is not necessarily cause for concern.

Two reasons for high bounce rate missing from above list:
  • Visitor found exactly what they sought on the landing page; or.
  • Visitor heeded a call-to-action which leads to an off-site page.

Obviously, both of these are very good reasons!

This serves to highlight the fact that there can be no single measure by which a bounce rate is determined to be "good" or "bad."

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I initially started to disagree with you, but then I remembered how "exact" you are with your language, and re-read your post. Technically, I don't disagree with either of your two added points, or your statement that "high bounce rate is not necessarily cause for concern". However, I would hasten to add that the instances in which either of your two added points would apply are probably in the vicinity of less than 1% of the instances of high bounce rate.

I don't want anybody to get the impression that a high bounce rate is not an issue. It almost always is.
 
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:09 PM
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Well, a low bounce rate may not be cause for celebration, either.

If the average time-on-page, proportionate to the amount of content, is low, it may well mean that the user found little of value there. In that case, follow the trails to see where they lead, with an eye toward choosing a more suitable landing page.

The important point here is that there can be no good measure that fits all.

When I've the time, I'll address the difficulties inherent in accurately determining bounce rate. Contrary to popular belief, it's not universally easily done.

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Old 06-25-2010, 09:11 PM
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Mine is 31%. But i don't have website it's my blogs's Bounce Rate.
 
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