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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 bouncing.

I know this because pages such as /blah/shirley.htm are only accessible by clicking a link on /blah/.

The pages are all noindex to Google and the pages only went live today so there is no other way to access them.

So how can a page have 100% bounce when people are clicking links on that page?

I'm using Google Analytics.

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    If you just launched the pages today, I suspect that Google hasn't computed the bounce rates yet. Google Analytics stats usually get updated the next day. – Stephen Ostermiller Oct 1 '15 at 16:16
  • Hi sorry should have been clearer.. The page /blah/ has been live some time. The pages like /blah/Shirley.htm only went live yesterday. But then should I not be worrying about the 100% reported figure for /blah/ until the following day because of the lag? Still don't understand why other pages like /Shirley.htm are being reached and have a bounce of 0 K – user3275551 Oct 2 '15 at 18:18
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The pages are all noindex to Google and the pages only went live today so there is no other way to access them.

Firstly, just because they went live today doesn't mean they won't be indexed today, I have had pages indexed the same day many times.

Secondly,

They are probably indexed on a whole load of other search engines. Try blocking in your robots.txt file to all other search engines.

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