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Bounce Rates Rank Drop?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Robby54, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Robby54

    Robby54 Regular Member

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    Hi guy's, I have a quick question regarding bounce rates.

    From your experience, does google tank a site if it has a high bounce rate? What I mean by that is let's say you have a 90% bounce rate, would google drop your site a few positions or would it drop your site to the point were it does not even show up in the top 100?
     
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    from my limited experience yes

    had a page ranking #1 for months along with a bunch of other pages, all on the same site
    lost rankings for all pages, lost meaning to page 2

    regained ranking for all pages except for the one with 90% bounce rate. it's regained SOME rankings but not like the others
     
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  3. Robby54

    Robby54 Regular Member

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    Has anyone else experienced this as well?
     
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    PipHead Registered Member

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    Many people will claim bounce rate doesn't affect positions, but the bottom line is it does whether directly or indirectly.

    Bounce rate is a measure of the quality of your content, if your content is good and provides in-depth information related to what the user was looking for then your bounce rate will be lower. Therefore, your site is a better quality search result in Google's eyes. Google is all about pushing quality results to the top, and the lower quality to the bottom.

    Bounce rate isn't a measure of who lands on your page and leaves without clicking another. Somebody can only visit one page on your website and head back to the search engine & not be classed as a bounce providing they were on the page for a period of time deemed long enough by that particular engine.
     
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    thedomainkings Junior Member

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    Have you tried to improve your bounce rate? 90% is high, but it also depends on the bounce rates of other sites in your niche.
     
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    Robby54 Regular Member

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    Actually I was using 90% as an example...

    The thing is I have ranked at least 12 sites in the same video niche to number one but for some odd reason they all end up tanking after a month or so. This only happens in that particular niche, I use this same strategy on all of my sites (which are not in the video niche) and the're ranking fine, some of which has been ranking for the past year or so.

    The only thing I could think of is the bounce rate. I used alexa to find the bounce rate in my niche, my last site that tanked had a 60-70% bounce rate and a 45 sec average time on site. I'm trying to find out if this might be the cause of it tanking.
     
  7. peetrike

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    I think the bounce rate is important when you rank on page 1 for certain kws. It`s a good indicator for quality of your site.

    Cheers
     
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    Many probably know this, but when you bounce out from a website you looked in google search, regardless of the website having google analytics or not, they know you left the site.

    If an user left the site 5 seconds after he entered in it, there are big chances that it didn't like the site in question, probably diminishing the site's value to that specific keyword.

    If they're recording that kind of activities, it would be no surprise that they use it to alter the SERPs, at least slightly.
     
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    Yeah, true. I have many cloaked sites (crap content but a lot of posts/article, good onpage seo, no affiliate links and many other factors) which have 0 bounce rate (from my page back to search results) and these have survived every update. Even though the content is crap (made only for ranking purposes) but is unique and seems like has value for Google.