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Bounce Rate - down, Page Views - up, any worth?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by aspe_heat, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. aspe_heat

    aspe_heat Power Member

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    I've just found a way to decrease Bounce Rate and increase Page Views. Bounce Rate can go all the way down to 10% and Page Views are doubled. So now I am just wondering...does it have any worth? I mean, can it help with rankings or something, or it's just a pure number to give additional stats about a website?

    Thanks!
     
  2. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

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    yes, it should help your site...what have you figured out that made this happen?
     
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    Not really, PR is acquired by links from other high PR sites. Also, PR has nothing to do with rankings. However, good website usage stats are taken into account by Google who usually tests your site in the results (dance) to see people' reactions (just my opinion, not sure about that).

    any insight on how you did this OP?
     
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    Agree with your post overall, but I'd say PR is part of the mix, it does have something to do with rankings but is not as vital as most people seem to imply.
     
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    Well, the PR of the websites where you have a link has something to do with rankings. But the PR of your website not. For instance, if you type payday loans in google.com, first 2 results I see are respectively PR n/a, followed by a PR0 site, followed by a PR7. Yet on page 8, you have lots of PR2, PR4 sites.

    Only Google knows its algo, but i personally assume the PR of my website will not affect the rankings, or in other words, I believe a PR n/a or PR0 website can still be ranked #1, or in other words again, I don't even care about the PR of my websites, because I don't sell links on them.
     
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    I created a page that redirects visitors to other random page on the website after a few seconds. Then I posted the link to that page on my Facebook and Twitter page, so whenever someone clicks, they get to the page which is www.xxxxx.com/landing_page and after a few seconds they get redirected to www.xxxxx.com/random_page

    After using this, my bounce rate got down to 38% today and it's been usually at 70-75% over the last few days.
     
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    I think it depends on what type of site you have some of my sites are like 90% bounce rate and they are doing fine most advertisers pay me for unique s so page views has never really been of interest to me but I cant see bounce rate having a great impact because some sites you find what your looking for on the first page and have no reason to go to any other pages, I think they categorise it to certain niches and they probably know if you find what your looking for because a user would not go back and search the same term or go to a different website in your niche. Most of my sites I use a button which say "enter site" this lowers bounce rate but I only reason use that for the pop unders.
     
  8. BadyBoySEO

    BadyBoySEO Regular Member

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    Matt Cutts has come out and said that bounce rate isn't a factor in rankings. Whether you believe him or not, is up to you. Obviously a lower bounce rate is beneficial as it gets more advertisements in front of the reader and increases the chances of conversion.
     
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    No bounce rate don't have a direct affect on your rankings in SERPs. So I don't really get why you would want to try to manipulate with this number. This said a high bouncerate usually shows your content is shit, you tricked your visitors into going to your website or you're showing the content which is not optimized for your types of visitors.

    So indirectly it have a negative effect as your visitors clearly hate your website and content and they would never link to it.
     
  10. aspe_heat

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    Well, it's actually totally opposite, that's why I'm wondering why my bounce rate is so high. I post relevant, original and high-quality content on my website. But it seems that most of the fans from Facebook just click on the link, read the article and then leave the website.