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Bounce Rate - Tricking It.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Spaceman, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Spaceman

    Spaceman Regular Member

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    Hi All,

    I need a tool which screws up googles bounce rate for a site - via analytics or toolbar or chrome.

    I want to emulate visitors who "hang around" for a long time.

    Anyone got this already?

    Cheers
    Spaceman
     
  2. Kid Shaleen

    Kid Shaleen Regular Member

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    I'm trying the following myself, and it should help with what you have in mind with a minor variation or two.

    1) Get a bunch of legacy versions of Portable Firefox [it seems half my posts are starting with that sentence these days];

    2) Install them in a special holding directory and put each version in its own unique directory;

    3) Run the first one in Sandboxie or something similar;

    4) Visit Alexa and download and install their toolbar which will only go onto the individual copy of Firefox you're using at the moment;

    5) Repeat steps 3 and 4 with each unique version of Firefox you have.

    Now you have a bunch of installations, each with its own unique Alexa ID. It's best to run each of them via a separate proxy. There are any number of good posts on b.h.w. about how to do this.

    So fire up one installation. Connect to your site. Go take a nap. Have lunch. Whatever. Come back. Shut it down. Fire up another installation. Go to your site. Watch a movie. Come back. Shut it down. Fire up another installation, etc. etc.
     
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  3. volund

    volund Senior Member

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    To drop your bounce rate all your visitors have to do is click on one link. Seems like it would be easier to put something on your page that will entice them to do that. A freebie or some kind of bribe to get them to go to that second page. Just seems a lot easier to do that than spend all that time trying to get some bots to fool Google.
     
  4. kez1000

    kez1000 Supreme Member

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    can't you just visit your website thought a proxie and leave
    that page open for 2 hr to lower the bounce rate.
     
  5. Spaceman

    Spaceman Regular Member

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    Kez - no - if you have analytics - yes though.
    I have none of that shit - so I rely on Chrome or Googles Toolbar to report the bounce rate. These have unique IDs per install - so hiding the IP is not enough.

    Hope that helps.
    Cheers
    Spaceman
     
  6. volund

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    The avg time on site and bounce rate are two different things. Leaving some sessions open my help your avg time on site but it really will not affect your bounce rate much unless your number of visitors is really low.

    The bounce rate is the percentage of people who come to your site and do not navigate off the initial landing page. What you need to do to drop your bounce rate is get them to click on a link, any link at all. Once they have moved to a second page on your site they have by definition not bounced. The time they spend on that second page does not matter for the bounce rate, just that they left the page they landed on and went to another one.