What is Bounce Rate?

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14-Dec-09 00:00
This is a forum topic for discussing the article "What is Bounce Rate?":

http://www.elated.com/articles/what-is-bounce-rate/

What is bounce rate, and why is it important? This article explains how bounce rates work, and looks at typical bounce rates for different types of site.
15-Dec-09 05:52
Thanks. This is one of the best articles on the topic I've read in recent times. Looking forward to the second part.

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15-Dec-09 16:39
Thanks mauco. Should have the next article in the next week or so!

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Matt Doyle, Elated
25-Dec-09 06:13
bounce rate is a measurement of site's usage..
if bounce rate is say suppose 100% then it is bad for site
if it tends to be closer to zero then it is good for site.

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25-Dec-09 17:25
Why is 100% bounce rate "bad"?

What if you runs a search site, or a lead generating site, or a MFA site?

For these sites a "bounce rate" of upto 100% is to be expected and is absolutely normal. I would expect Google's "bounce rate" is well over 90%.

Bounce rate is subjective and totally dependant of the type of site that it is being measured for this metric.

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Chris.
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25-Dec-09 23:54
@chrishirst: Great post. I agree with the point you've made about bounce rate being subjective and dependent on the site/page being measured.

I noticed this on a site that had a landing page that required visitors to sign up for a particular service. Though it had a high bounce rate, the page still fulfilled its purpose because once you landed on it, you had one of 2 choices either sign-up or leave. So for those that signed up, the page had fulfilled it purpose and the owners of the site were pleased.

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20-Feb-10 12:30
Thanks for the helpful explanation.

We have a “personality” website we post to daily, mostly for fun and to keep our humor writing, cartooning, and photo skills in shape. Topics range across the spectrum of whatever we found interesting that day. Still, it’s interesting to see what topics and medium were most compelling. And no surprise, looking at bounce rate shows that topics that are part of a thematic thread or are completely unique to our site have the lowest bounce rate.

For instance, I crocheted a hat last week in honor of Alexandre Bilodeau’s Olympic gold medal for Canada and blogged on it, titling it “In Honor of Gold, I’m Making A Bobbled Bilodeau.” Three days later, we posted “Bobbled Bilodeau Update,” and guess what? A bounce rate of zero.

BTW, as an ex-teacher, I love that you add the "summary of what you've learned" section at the end.

Ciao, Kathy

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Kathy
20-Feb-10 15:50
Hi Kathy, welcome to Elated.

What you say is very true: Several linked pages that follow a consistent theme will often have a low bounce rate, since visitors will tend to read more than one page.

Bounce rates really can vary wildly from page to page, depending on the type of content, the way the page is linked to, and so on.

Thanks for your kind words regarding the summaries. I've started adding summaries to articles recently and I think it really does help the learning process!

Cheers,
Matt

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Matt Doyle, Elated
16-Nov-14 03:29
Bounce Rate is the percentage of single-page sessions (i.e. sessions in which the person left your site from the entrance page without interacting with the page).
16-Nov-14 11:09
"Bounce Rate is the percentage of single-page sessions (i.e. sessions in which the person left your site from the entrance page without interacting with the page). "

No it isn't, so I suggest that you READ the article before commenting with mis-information.

[Edited by chrishirst on 16-Nov-14 11:10]

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Chris.
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02-Aug-16 02:24
Bounce Rate is the percentage of people who leave the site without looking at any other pages, it is generally considered that an increase in bounce rate is a bad thing. A low bounce rate means high website visitor engagement.

Bounce rate is a measure of visit quality and a high generally indicates that site entrance pages relevant to your visitor.

if your site has a bounce rate of 75%, it means that 75 out of every 100 visitors who clicked on to your link did not view the other pages of your site rather simple left within seconds on visiting the first page of your site.

Bounce rate = Total Number of Visits viewing one page only / Total number of visits

Read more at http://qualitypointtech.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=7155

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02-Aug-16 23:28
"if your site has a bounce rate of 75%, it means that 75 out of every 100 visitors who clicked on to your link did not view the other pages of your site rather simple left within seconds on visiting the first page of your site."

Or it could mean that 75 out of 100 clicked on an advertisement and earned your account a click payment.

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Chris.
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27-Sep-16 00:40
In simple language we can say that the percentage of visitors to a particular website who navigate away from the site after viewing only one page.

[Edited by stepheng1205 on 27-Sep-16 00:43]
06-Nov-16 13:02
Bounce rate is the percentage of visitors to a particular site who navigate or “bounce” away after only viewing that individual webpage.

"Having visitors that bounce, thus increasing the bounce rate, will ultimately result in the search engine algorithm realizing that their organic searchers do not like your site for the keyword you ranked for… and as a result your SERP listing will be pushed down; whether you like it or think it’s fair or not."

Souce: http://nomvo.com/marketing/seo/4-things-to-look-for-in-a-useful-seo-site-audit/
06-Nov-16 14:08
""Having visitors that bounce, thus increasing the bounce rate, will ultimately result in the search engine algorithm realizing that their organic searchers do not like your site for the keyword you ranked for… and as a result your SERP listing will be pushed down; whether you like it or think it’s fair or not."

That is UTTERLY and TOTALLY incorrect.

Search engines have absolutely NO IDEA what happens when a 'visitor' arrives on your website.

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Chris.
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03-Oct-17 00:19
Bounce Rate is very important in SEO. bounce rate is the percentage of users who arrived on your website and suddenly leave without read your website pages.

[Edited by hotmailcontact on 03-Oct-17 00:24]

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