Google Analytics Question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by DFunny, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. DFunny

    DFunny Regular Member

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    Right now I have a site that's a few months old that I'm in the process of SEO'ing. When I do my SEO on new sites I like to grab some cheap traffic off Twitter and send them to various pages on the site because well, I think building a bunch of links to a site with no visitors would look sketchy.

    But now that I'm starting to rank for a couple keywords I'd like to install analytics and further optimize the site. My main concern though is that if I install analytics I'll be penalized for the Twitter traffic that bounces right off the page.

    I was wondering if anyone has any experience with a similar situation or has any thoughts in it.
     
  2. digitzero

    digitzero Newbie

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    There's speculation that bounce rate can affect ranking, but I'm not sure if anyone has concrete examples. If you're starting to build links though, I would ignore the twitter traffic now, unless it's relevant and the visitors might be interested in your site(s).
     
  3. flymethod

    flymethod Regular Member

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    I think the bounce rate is bull. I've got a site with 72% bounce rate that is #3 for my keyword. KW's difficulty level in MNF is Red 38,000.
     
  4. fnd80

    fnd80 Regular Member

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    bounce rate is only one of a thousand different factors. don't worry about it.