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Bounce Rate Plugin

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by YellowHats, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. YellowHats

    YellowHats Junior Member

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    Wondering if anybody has any actual experience with bounce rate affecting SEO.

    There is a WP plugin called 'reduce bounce rate.' It pings Google Analytics every ten seconds somebody is on a page so, if someone goes to your website and stays on a page for 10 minutes and then leaves, instead of a bounce, it will show a user who stayed for ten minutes.

    It sounds like a cool plugin but, really, I don't care what Google thinks my bounce rate is unless it affects my rankings. Thoughts?
     
  2. Jimmyy

    Jimmyy Newbie

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    Hi,

    I know this plugin and use it myself. It does what it says which is getting the right data into GA.
    The technique that is used by the plugin is mentioned on a Google Page where they explain this technique. Since it is Google themselves who came up with this the plugin is safe to use.

    Not everyone in SEO agrees bounce rate matters, but it may be a way of Google to use their users as quality testers (pages where people quickly bounce is probably not very good).
    I believe that Google does NOT look at a website's analytics, it merely looks at user behavior on its own search results. They don't need to look at your analytics, they only need to look at user behavior on their own sites.

    Hope this helps.