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Questions tagged [bounce-rate]

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

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Why might Google Analytics report a sudden, but persistent, drop in bounce rate (70% to 12%)

I was tracking data for a site and realize that there is a sudden drop in bounce rate in Google Analytics. The sudden drop happened across 2 days and remained consistent after. The bounce rate in ...
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Do I have to add Google Analytics events if I have Javacsript buttons on a page or can Analytics track time on page without them by itself?

On one of my pages I have Javascript code, so when the user clicks buttons the page responds without going to an other page or doing an Ajax call. So the user can be on the page for a while pushing ...
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Can having a Pinterest Pinit button cause high bounce rate in Google Analytics?

I have a page with only images with the Pinterest Pinit button prominent on the images. I am seeing a high bounce rate. Is it possible every time someone clicks on the Pinit button to share an image,...
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How do I implement a setTimeout event to adjust the bounce rate with Google Analytics snippet included in Google Tag Manager?

We use this Google Tag Manager (GTM) code on our website: <script> (function(w,d,s,l,i){w[l]=w[l]||[];w[l].push({'gtm.start': new Date().getTime(),event:'gtm.js'});var f=d.getElementsByTagName(...
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What should be the checkpoints if the bounce rate drops below 40%?

We did quite a few changes on the website over the last 2 months and apart from the events triggered what else should I be looking at to investigate the dropped bounce rate?
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Is there a way to track the Page Load Timestamp, of an External Link, for Google Analytics purposes?

In the interest of trying to generate more meaningful insights, I have inserted the following Event snippet into my Google Analytics Tracking code: setTimeout("gtag('event', 'adjusted bounce rate', ...
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How can I integrate the `setTimeout` into my Google Tag Manager/Analytics code?

I have recently come across the relative importance of creating an 'Adjusted Bounce Rate' Metric. In order to do this, the following code needs to the integrated into the Google Analytics coding: ...
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Is sudden high bounce rate traffic on one page of my site a negative SEO from competitors?

My Google analytics shows %100 bonce rate on one of my website pages in last 2 weeks. All of this traffic is new user and visit this page directly (Not from search engine, paid search or referral) and ...
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Google Analytics reports that referred visitors come in an an unexpected landing page that isn't where the link is pointing

There is this website's page (similar to reddit) which references my website's main page. I recently realized an increase on my bounce rate. Then I checked and saw that in the last 10 days, users ...
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How does Alexa compute bounce rate? Is it based on IP address and time period?

I can't find detailed info how Alexa.com is counting bounce rate. Is bounce rate computed only from first IP visit or from every page visit without any interaction? Can an IP only bounce once per day?...
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Estimate the number of users that give up before page fully loads using Google Analytics

I work for a company that has a website with incredibly slow page load speed. (The average for the site is around 8 seconds). We use GA for our analytics so for a person to register as a bounce the ...
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Is an 85% bounce rate measured by Google Analytics a red flag?

I am trying to understand the bounce rate concept in Google analytics.I have a blog focused on technical stuff (Java, Spring etc.) and getting a decent amount of traffic (just 6-7-month-old blog). I ...
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Single Page Application: Analytics Broken For Paid Traffic

I am struggling with an issue and can't find a solution online, so I am hoping you can help us out here :-) For our event location booking platform, which is iteratively upgraded to a ReactJS ...
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How do improve the bounce rate of software download pages where visitors just download and leave?

i have an e-commerce site for security cameras. i have articles and software for download too. the most visited pages are software download pages. users find the page on google results, open the ...
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Bounce Rate Calculation Query

A visitor comes to my site and stays on my home page for close to 2 mins and then leaves. This lead to a bounce. I am sure this would be happening with many visitors as my home page has got two videos ...
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Bounce rate always 100% for countries other than India [closed]

I have a multi regional matrimonial site. I could not understand why my site is facing 100% bounce rate for countries other than India. http://www.getalifepartner.com
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Google Analytics Funnel for One Page Checkout in Magento

Pushing tracking events to Google Analytics for one page tracking in Magento is tracking 100% for every step after proceeding to billing. Here is the Funnel Visualizaiton: And Here is the Goal Setup:...
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20% Bounce Rate Increase in one day. Where should I look first?

On 9th of December last year bounce rate of this mobile website jumped from 20 percents to 40%s. Does anyone have an idea where should I start looking what happened on that day?
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Increasing AdWords budget improved the bounce rate more than plausable

I increased the budget on Adwords, and immediately Analytics showed a drop on Bounce rate from 50-60% to 1-2%. What can be going wrong? I doubt 98% of visitors are good visitors. This has been like ...
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What exactly is “bounce rate” on the site info from Alexa?

I see here http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/google.com in section "How engaged are visitors to google.com?" exsist 3 parameter: Bounce Rate Daily Pageviews per Visitor Daily Time on Site "Daily ...
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Generate a report in google analytics to see demographic and browser info for bounced users

Im trying to get the bounce rate down for a site manage, among various avenues im exploring id like to see a report from google analytics that shows me all stats for bounced users : browser, OS, ...
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Bounce rate increased, page-per-session decreased on Google Analytics after moving to a new domain

We have a project, let's call it Foo, available at FooBar.com, but we also had another similar (but less successful) project called Bar, available at Bar.com So as you might have already noticed Bar ...
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embeded video gallery and bounce rate

Just a quick one - I am considering adding a type of video gallery page to my website with embedded videos from youtube, my own vids from my own youtube channel, which leads me to my question... When ...
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Over 30% of my web site traffic is mistaken foreign traffic. How can I minimize SEO damage (bounce rates, context, audience relevance)?

Despite owning my .com domain name for almost twenty years, a new Indian TV show with the same name as my domain is entering its second season, and I can't figure out how to mitigate the damage. ...
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How does google calculate bounce rate in relation to SERP ranking?

Google uses Bounce Rate as an indicator of whether users find a site useful and thus bumps these sites up the ranking. How does Google calculate the Bounce Rate? Is it by : Bounce Rate as stated ...
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Can blocking referer spam by black listing domains in google analytics have a positive effect on ranking due to reduced bounce rate ?

I have a site thats getting a lot of referral spam in google analytics both for referred traffic and organic traffic (where they place the their site name in the keyword field). Because its all bot ...
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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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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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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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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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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 domain....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 do popups affect the bounce rate?

Suppose a user lands on a particular page on your website from search results and, immediately after landing, is shown a link which opens a modal dialog box or popup window (with another URL on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...