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View Poll Results: What is your overall Bounce Rate average (between Aug 31 - Sept 30 2008)?
0 - 15% 11 10.00%
16 - 30% 26 23.64%
31 - 45% 35 31.82%
46 - 60% 15 13.64%
61 - 75% 14 12.73%
75%+ 9 8.18%
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Old 08 Dec 2009, 14:46
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you need to pay attention to individual pages such as a portal or index page

forums will have a high bounce rate if you have a lot of traffic (indexed pages) from SEs
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Old 10 Dec 2009, 12:44
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The lower the better as people are staying and looking at the content of your site instead of just moving along to the next site. There was a video of a SEO specialist talking about bounce rate as being the most representative analytic. He was also saying that a number to strive for should be 30 to 35%.
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Old 17 Dec 2009, 05:11
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What is your Bounce Rate

Depends a lot. I have few sites with bounce over 50 but thats not stopping the site from earning. On the other end, I have a website with bounce under 20.
Bounce is important but is not everything. For example if you have ads on the site, clicking on them immediately after visiting your blog will be counted as bounce, but may still bring you cash.
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Old 09 Jan 2010, 22:58
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I don't know if its a coincidence or not, but after moving similar threads to top, i stop having a daily bounce rate of 60% to start having a bounce rate of 2% .....
is it possible ??

google analytics says it...
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Old 09 Jan 2010, 23:11
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My bounce rate (according to Google Analytics) is 8.80%.
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 11:37
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Bounce rate on portal is 39%, forum 17%, wiki 9%, which seems quite good.
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 13:23
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my bounce rate is pretty high: 60%.
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Old 05 Oct 2010, 15:32
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bumping an old thread..

Can anyone share any practical tips about reducing the bounce rates.

My stats
  • Search Engines 210k visits (75.02%)
  • Direct Traffic 63k visits (19.68%)
  • Referring Sites 16k visits (5.30%)
  • Bounce rates 45%.
As you see from search engine referrals, my content is very relevant and I receive most of traffic from SE's but bounce rates for SE traffic only are even higher.

I've researched many articles/threads/blog posts and till now I had little success.


I appreciate any tips from other vBulletin developers.

Thanks.
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