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does a redirect change the bounce rate??

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Patrick2014, May 15, 2015.

  1. Patrick2014

    Patrick2014 Junior Member

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    even if you can time it for like 5 seconds? or is that even possible?

    i had my main page redirected and not I not sure what,

    I'm on 60/40 bounce...
     
  2. moneymagnet246

    moneymagnet246 Power Member

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    Well the second they go off your page. That affects your bounce rate.

    When I redirect, I like to have the link open in a new tab/window.
     
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  3. Patrick2014

    Patrick2014 Junior Member

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    Like an auto thing? can you explain?
     
  4. wickid

    wickid Junior Member

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    Bounce rate is typically measured in one of two ways...if you are using a tool like Google Analytics, then you can see a perceived Bounce Rate for when people only visit one page on your site then leave or close the browser. Whether or not Google actually used this data has not really been proven as not every site actually uses Google Analytics. For sites not using Google Analytics, the search engines measure bounce by how often someone clicks back and returns to the search results and clicks on another link from the same search request.

    If you are looking at your Google Analytics and doing a redirect to another site, your bounce will surely increase...if you are only concerned with what the search engines see in terms of bounce rate, they will have a harder time seeing it as it would require someone to hit back from the redirected page, then page again to return to the search results.

    We have a plugin called BackJacker though that will reduce your bounce rate and allow you to control where your traffic goes without the need of implementing a redirect anywhere. We also have protection mechanisms in place to stay under the radar from search engines. One of our most recent additions even lowers search engine bounce rate tracking by sending users back to the search engine home page instead of the search engine results page should someone click the back button too many times.

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