I have a question concerning bounce rates. My blog has a bounce rate of about 70% despite I have started to include a lot of internal link in my articles and my blog is of relevance to those who find it via organic search. I don't quite understand still why such a high bounce rate and I am still trying to learn how to use GA to be able to fully understand this dilemna. My question is, all my internal links inside the articles are to be opened in a new tab/page so if the reader clicks on the link as he reads the landing article page, a new page/tab loads up with the clicked linked article (of relevance, as I carefully choose them). Does opening in a new tab affect bounce rates negatively? Does it count as not bouncing if the reader has an internal link opening in a new page of the browser? Or if the user clicks on the internal link, has it opening in a new page/tab and he then closes both the linked article and the landing page article, it counts as bounced? This is the only thing I could think for now as to why my bounce rate is so high as all my internal links are set to open in a new browser page/tab. Excuse the noobness of the question. Thank you.