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Posted by BrettB
Registered User
26 Jul 2017 12:45

Here's a thread for bounce rates.

What is the bounce rate? It tells you the % of visitors to your site that only visit one page, then leave.

Why is it important? You need a lower bounce rate because that tells you that visitors like your site enough to stick around.

Where do you find it out? Google Analytics and other stats apps will tell you your site's bounce rate.

BTW it would be useful to name your niche. Maybe not the exact niche, but the parent niche (e.g. fashion, dating, weight loss etc.) Bounce rates tend to vary a lot depending on niche as well as buyer intent. You can of course name your sites if you don't care about people knowing what your site's URL is.

Also tell us what type of site you have (blog, membership site, forum, drop-shipping site etc. etc.)

Finally remember to tell us about anything you did that decreased bounce rate!

OK here are my bounce rates:

Niche Laboratory (i.e. this freaking site) - 77%. This is higher than it should be because it is (or was) a single page application. However, this bounce rate is plunging now I've added a membership option and the forum!

My new e-commerce store - 62%. This shows my site is pretty engaging. In fact as I've added more products, the bounce rate has steadily declined. The store's blog has a bounce rate of 82%.

FindAForum.net - 58%. This is pretty good for a site with a lot of trash content scraped from other peoples' sites!

My highest traffic blog - 80%. This has gone down quite a bit since I added a mobile friendly Wordpress template.

A membership site - 56%. The clear winner here! Learn from this - don't start a blog, start a COMMUNITY.

A forum I started in 2012 - 67%. Again, communities generally have more compelling content than blogs.

My old software business - 85%.

A crappy blog - 88%. Google hates this one, and so do real visitors apparently.

Niche Laboratory Blog - 65%. You can tell I have learnt a lot from my current job in a media company as this blog has much more engaging articles than my previous attempts at blogging.

NicheIdeaOfTheDay - 92%. Again another single page site. It has amazing stats for RETURNING VISITORS though. I'll make a separate thread for sharing these!

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