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What is bounce rate?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by arena, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. #1
    Hey,
    As iam a graphic designer its hard to keep me updated on SEO everyday new technique coming.I got other projects going iam very eager to know more about SEO.So what is Bounce Rate?Can anyone explain?
    Thank you!
     
    arena, Aug 26, 2008 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    Bounce rate refers to when a visitor lands on the site. If they view no more then 1 page, then it's considered they have "bounced" from the site. If they view 2 pages then leave, that would be 50% bounce rate, etc. Sticky websites have low bounce rates.
     
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    arena Banned

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    Thank you for your info.So more the bounce rate then we can expect more traffic right?
     
    arena, Aug 26, 2008 IP
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    Other definitions:

    Bounce rate - the instances of visitors entering and leaving the same page.

    from Avinash Kaushik of Google Analytice blogger:

    Bounce rate - is a beautiful way to measure the quality of traffic coming to your website.
     
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    No, it doesn't refer to traffic levels. It refers to the stickyness of your site. High bounce rates are bad because they are coming to your site and leaving straight away.
     
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    Bounce rate means visitors opens our site and close. he exits soon without visit any pages. visitor don't like someting. Our wite have something worng e.g. may be poor content, may be dirty design, may be low information and may be something wrong that he don't like.
     
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    Bounce rate is the percentage of single-page visits or visits in which the person left your site from the entrance 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.
     
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    Bounce rate is the rate of visitors that enter your site
     
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    I think you mean to say the rate of visitors that bounce from your site :confused: Unless your referring to entering your site as in viewing more pages.
     
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    Hi,
    i think Bounce rate is a basic metric for web analytics. It is a negative metric. It refers to those site visitors that land on one page and then do nothing discernable. That is either move to another page, click on an image, click on an e-mail address, fill in a form etc.

    Thanks!
     
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    This is the rate of visitors that enter your site, and leave within the first 5 seconds
    (as calculated by Google Analytics) without viewing another page.
     
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