Questions relating to the Bounce Rate used when analyzing website traffic.

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Does a site's bounce rate influence Google rankings?

Does Google consider bounce rate or something similar in ranking sites? Background: here at Stack Exchange we noticed that the latest Google algorithm changes resulted in about a 20% dip in traffic ...
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A bounce-rate attack to manipulate SEO?

This is a question to experienced people that might help us shed some light on the issue. We noticed a very strange behavior on our site, in Google Analytics. Some dude from Finland, namely, from ...
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Why does Google Analytics report 100% bounce rate when the page has lots of page views?

Google Analytics reports 100% bounce rate for a page which has lots of page views and an Avg Time on Page of 32 seconds. Shouldn't one of the following be true? Either the bounce rate is less than ...
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How can I have more bounces than exits in Google Analytics?

According to Google Analytics, a particular page has 97710 page views. This page has an exit rate of 57.82% and a bounce rate of 64.4%. According to the Navigation Summary page, 91.76% of page visits ...
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Bounce Rate for Macintosh extraordinarily high

Google Analytics is reporting a bounce rate of 10.24% for Windows Operating System and 8.79% for IOS for our home page. However, for Macintosh, it's reporting a bounce rate of 42.39%!! Looking at ...
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Analysing Bounce Rate and Time on Page

I'm working on an eCommerce site and there's a perceived problem with the bounce rates on product pages. The best performing page (in terms of views), tends to have a very high bounce rate, at about ...
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100% bounce rate on page that doesn't bounce

I have a page /blah/ that has a very high bounce rate – often it's up to 100%. Thing is, people are 100% without question clicking links on this page such as /blah/shirley.htm i.e users aren't ...
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Can a bounce rate drop from 50% to 10% after event tracking is added in Google Analytics?

I launched a total redesign of a site one week ago to add responsive design, good interlinking, related content recommendations and such. After that the bounce rate dropped just a little from 50% to ...
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Graph that shows bounce rate overlaid with the organic traffic per day in Google Analytics

I'm trying to review the bounce-rate of a site after it's been launched, to do so I'm trying to get a graph that shows the bounce-rate overlaid with with the organic traffic per day in Google ...
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Why is the bounce rate high and how do I improve it? [closed]

I recently launched a site for reviews on mobile application games and after a couple weeks of running it I have a really high bounce rate 92%. I was just wondering if anyone could have a look at my ...
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What is the the maximum time for a user to return to Google for the visit to be flagged up as a bounce in GA?

I know that Google measures bounce rates by how fast a user returns to the results page after clicking-through to a website. Roughly what is the maximum duration of the visit for the user to then ...
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Low “time on site” and high bounce-rate in Japan

I'm seeing a substantially low "time on site" and high bounce rate from visitors coming from Japan. Comparing to other states, even in languages I don't speak, the stats are still dramatically worse. ...
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Traffic from Adwords has a near-100% bounce rate

With most web traffic sources, my bounce rates are unextraordinary. But with traffic coming from Google Adwords advertisements (googleads.g.doubleclick.net), the bounce rate is 100% most days, and ...
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Does google consider bounce rate, if the user right click open in a new tab and continue on google clicking some more link?

Does google consider bounce rate, if the user right click open in a new tab and continue on google clicking some more link ? Is this correct? In my opinion the work for bounce rate is to determine, ...
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Tried verything - Yet highest Bounce Rate?

I read a lot of blogs and tips articles on how to decrease bounce rate. I feel I write very good content (niche is science) and I setup a good design, with attractive features (like download as PDF ...
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An associated website won't host a link to my site because they are afraid it will increase their bounce rate

I made a site for a Comedy Club, they are associated with a fairly well known hotel (the shows will be there and the tickets are sold there), and we asked them to put a link to our website where all ...
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100% bounce rate with non-zero average time in Google Analytics? [duplicate]

Getting this on keyword reports: 100% bounce rate, 1 pageview and average session duration 24 minutes. I've gone through all of my other analytics properties and this is the first time I see this ...
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My application's bounce rate jumped from 30% to 80% overnight

My application is provided as a service that is embedded in other sites. I have google analytics installed on the login popup dialog which is a page of my application, which is opened from the host ...
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What is the correlation between Drop Off, Exits, and Bounces?

I am running through my analytics and noticed that my drop off in the behavior chart is always 100%. Which does not necessarily surprise me except neither bounce rate, or % Exits are 100%. I ...
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Dynamic php pages getting direct traffic

I just launched a website and for the 1st 30 days was only getting word of mouth traffic with good analytic #s. Bounce rate around 32% and average of 3 minutes visit duration. Now that I've submitted ...
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Ajax calls to content making site have high bounce rate in Google Analytics

Ive got a 1 page ajax style website, its actually got about 15 pages, but when a user clicks on each page the content is loaded into the page they are already on via ajax. A user can visit ...
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Filtering out the bounce rate to a specific domain?

I have a site that's spread across two domains. Let's say the two sites are example.com and exampledatabase.com. Right now, when someone leaves example.com to go to exampledatabase.com, it's counted ...
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How does Popup dialog affects the Bounce Rate?

Suppose a user lands on a particular page on your website from Search results and as soon as he lands he is shown a link which opens a modal dialog box or some window popup(formed from another url of ...
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Added new redirected domain with lots of visitors bouncing - is that bad for us? [duplicate]

We're a very niche domain marketplace, which has a few hundred domain names for sale, and most all of them are redirected to our site. Most get a few clicks a day, as they are non-keyword (generic ...
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Excessive visit count but extremely high bounce rate

We recently had surge of visits on our site, usually they are between 30-40, we suddenly got about 340 visits with about as many unique visitors. However, the bounce rate shot up to 96%. It was only ...
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Bounce rate issues

I currently have a site which shows the best uk speaker deals and I am having bounce rate problems. The site simply allows the user to search for the best deals and then go to the provider’s site ...
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Bounce Rate skewed by Conversion

We've got a landing page with a list of games and users generally either click the "Play Now" button (which goes to an external site) or they just leave. Currently, our bounce rate is 30%, but we ...
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Discrepancies between bounce rate and drop rate in behavior flow

The bounce rate of one of my websites 15%, however when looking at the Behavior Flow section of Google Analytics, it shows a homepage drop off of around 80% Can a visitor be counted as a non-bounce, ...
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Google Analytics Bounce Rates - which page is bouncing the most?

I want to know which of my pages have the highest bounce rates so I can fix them. Ideally, I would also know if they are bouncing on desktop or in mobile. Is this something I can find out in Google ...
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How actually google count bounce rate? and specifically for my site scenario

I am running one job portal. We are adding lots of jobs in our site and allow job seekers to apply for job within our site and do all rest process. But In last week we have done collaboration with ...
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Why do I have high a high bounce rate with a fancy design and lower with simple design? [closed]

I have a website that I previously worked hard on its design to attract visitors, but the bounce rate was more then 60%. Then I decided to make it simple, and now I have a really simple design ...
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Does Link Target using “Blank” cause increased bounce rate in analytics report?

I am just wondering whether it is so and when I should use target="_blank" and when not? I used to use target="_blank" for most of the links of my site and in few places on net, I found people talking ...
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Google Analytics bounce rate at 83% average sesion duration is 4:38 on one page website

I designed a website for a friends business. I am not any kind of web developer its just a fun hobby so I am not very knowledgeable. I designed the website on the bootstrap framework and it only has ...
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Bounce Rate and How it Factors into SEO

How does a site's Bounce Rate factor in SEO? When I ask this, I am speaking of a site's bounce rate and how it affects the ranking of the website.
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Sudden increased google analytics bounce rate yesterday

Yesterday I noticed sudden increase in google analytics bounce rate. What could be reasons for that, is it possible that there was something wrong on GA side? Before that it was very good for 1 year, ...
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Bounce rate nearly 100% in Safari AND Firefox? [closed]

Our website has a bounce rate of nearly 100% in both Firefox and Safari, and around ~40% in all other browsers. The bounces span all versions of each browser and both operating systems. I cannot ...
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Tweaking site based on bounce rate

I am trying to understand numbers I see on my site and need some help. Entry pages | Entries Bounced | % Bounced index.php | 23737.0 | 16512.0 | 70.0 404.php | 22726.0 | 15477.0 | 68.0 ...
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Google Analytics report time on page zero with bounce rate NOT being 100%

How is it possible that Google Analytics reports on a site is approximately 70 users, all of them have ghost referrals, time on page is zero but bounce rate is 70%? Wouldn't be more reasonable that ...
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What is the best way to calculate an average bounce rate that is split between two tracking ID's in Google Analytics?

Say you were using one UA-ID for half a year and switched to another UA-ID in the second half of the year. How can you calculate the overall average bounce rate for the whole year? As far as my math ...