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My bouncerate is around 70-80%, I run a very well optimized blog...

Discussion in 'Google Analytics' started by crook, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. #1
    Hello,
    My blog thatfix.com has a steady bounce rate of 70 to 80%
    I really don't know what I'm doing wrong, my website is cached, I interlink between posts, related posts is active...
    What could be the problem?
    Help and/or suggestions are very much appreciated
    Thank you
    SEMrush
    PS. Does google automaticly penalize websites with a high bounce rate?
     
    crook, Sep 26, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. seoexperttools

    seoexperttools Greenhorn

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    No, Google do not penalize website with high bounce rate because it is just not reasonable. New websites often have high bounce rate and maybe the post featured in your blog is not attractive enough for the visitors?
     
    seoexperttools, Sep 26, 2012 IP
  3. crook

    crook Member

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    #3
    not sure if you meant this but here's an example link to one of my articles;
    http://thatfix.com/2012/09/kendrick-lamar-art-of-peer-pressure/

    I get a lot of traffic from googles images for some reason,
    Is my bounce rate percentage including the traffic I get from google images?
    If so, wouldn´t it be smarter to disable indexing of your images by google
    thanks
     
    crook, Sep 27, 2012 IP
  4. Aman Gulati

    Aman Gulati Peon

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    #4
    if google penalize websites with high bounce rates than , it should penalize himself first because google itself has a bounce rate of more than 90%, can you tell me whenever you search anything on google how often you spent time on Google homepage, that's why google itself bounce rate is so high.

    Don't worry my friend , you will not be panalized, concentrate more on showing related posts which are similar to the current post and make your titles attractive which can attract more of your visitors.
     
    Aman Gulati, Sep 27, 2012 IP
  5. crook

    crook Member

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    thanks man
     
    crook, Sep 27, 2012 IP
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    jessiekai Peon

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    Try to post content based on users ideas. Make the content simple and understandable by the users and also presentable. Surely the bounce rate will be reduced.
     
    jessiekai, Sep 28, 2012 IP
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    Mega Mind Member

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    improve your content quality and uniqueness ......
     
    Mega Mind, Sep 29, 2012 IP
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    falsebook Active Member

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    you need to have good offering contents in your website.by far you have this.it will just a matter of time.i think it will get cleared by some time.(my experience)
     
    falsebook, Oct 1, 2012 IP
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    You might not get penalized for a high bounce rate but a low bounce rate might help you increase a bit in search engines rankings
     
    zingzing, Oct 4, 2012 IP
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    #10
    Apparently bounce rate is one of the factors google includes in its ever changing algorithm. Have you looked at analysis from your site, and found out which search terms visitors are landing on their from? Maybe they aren't finding the info they want?

    As for your homepage it looks ok, maybe a magazine style format as opposed to blog would be more beneficial?
     
    jamesbrands, Oct 4, 2012 IP
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    Hi Crook,

    Do you get maximum visits from social media websites like facebook or twitter compare to search visits? If answer is yes, then you will have high bounce rates as social media users often spend less time and leaves website as soon as they find what they are looking for.

    And if that's not the case, i.e you get more visits from search engines but still has high bounce rates then your content needs improvement. Visits from search are often detailed oriented and will typically scan your website if found interesting.

    Hope this helps :)


     
    seo-first, Oct 29, 2012 IP
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    umeedngo Peon

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    yes you are right and i am completely agree with you.
     
    umeedngo, Oct 31, 2012 IP
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    I am medical seoer in medical equipment company , and I have log in so many blog , and submit so many articles.
     
    lorraine02, Oct 31, 2012 IP
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    i think you should improve your content quality and uniqueness
     
    biggerlol, Nov 10, 2012 IP
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    #15
    Content websites or dictionaries may have high bounce rate which is not a matter to be worried about.
     
    diziadvice, Nov 10, 2012 IP
  16. Mr.Dog

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    Hi,

    To help you, I'd note the following...

    1) What is your site about? After spending a few seconds, I think it's about music. Am I right?
    But how obvious can that be a to a first time visitor who just spends 1-3 seconds on your site?
    You need to be concrete clear about what your site is about.

    2) Target your visitors better: where are they coming from, are they really looking for a site like yours or are they looking for something else?

    3) Is your site optimized for all major browsers? Check what browsers they're using and then see how the site runs on each.
    Browser versions are also important.
    Suppose your site works badly on one browser and people leave it because of that...

    4) You don't have clear big juicy navigation buttons on the site. That feels bothering. Many people might leave just for that.

    5) Which are your key subjects? I see a list of musicians, songs, but it is not obvious what categories of services, products you're offering. You should create category buttons and categorize your content

    6) Create a big juicy search box and put it up there in a visible area. Some will start searching, which will lower your bounce rate.

    7) Which are your key pages through which people visit your site? A site might attract in visitors unevenly through pages that aren't quite the best... check out which are your main visitor-attracting pages and then optimize those as well.

    8) Are there any slow loading issues?

    9) Do you have junk traffic? Like poor quality sites, bots visiting your pages? You can ban junk traffic through the .htaccess file. But it's a little complicated through a code...

    10) Check bounce rates per page in Analytics - perhaps there are a few pages dragging the entire site down?

    Here are further tips on how to reduce bounce rate:
    http://www.sparkjunction.com/stream/how-to-reduce-bounce-rate.htm
     
    Mr.Dog, Nov 7, 2014 IP
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    You won't get penalty but you should worry because high bounce rate can lead to down keywords ranking in long-term. And it's not only about SEO, the longer people stay at your site, the more money you earn, right?
     
    midnightblur, Nov 9, 2014 IP
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    I don't actually worry about high bounce rate when I know my website is highly optimized. I have a theory that when your website is highly optimized, visitors find out what they are looking for easily and leave your website sooner and that's what causes the high bounce rate. It's just a theory. But it makes sense to me.
     
    ItsAdam, Nov 19, 2014 IP
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    It is normal to have high bounce rates for the blogs specially new one. The bounce rate is when a visitor exits the site without visiting any other page on your website and for blogs this is quite normal as they were referred to a specific page on your blog (blog article) by a link or search engine and the visitor was only interested in that particular article and he may have not wanted to visit other pages on the blog. So, this bounce rate is normal and it can improve as the time goes by and if your blog still remains popular.

    The high bounce rate doesn't effect directly to your adsense or google rankings. But, the bounce rate is one of the factor in google algorithm to decide the rankings of a keyword.
     
    sachinairan, Dec 3, 2014 IP
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    High bounce rate is a cancer it will slowly kill a website. The only way to fight bounce rate is user engagement in the blog. Your blog should be connected well with other blogs and quality of content should be very good. Please compare your blog quality to that of top blogs of hubpages. There you will see how to make blogs and articles really interesting.
     
    Naina S, Dec 6, 2014 IP