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How many minutes or seconds before its not considered a bounce in google?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DevilHands, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. DevilHands

    DevilHands Junior Member

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    Hi! I am not sure where to put this question so I'll ask it here instead.

    As far as I know a bad bounce is when someone looks at your website but then press the back button to Google to look for a better website. However before this should happen, a viewer obviously have to glance/look at your content first. Do you guys know how long Google allows the reader to view the content before its not considered a bounce?

    I am not sure about this but if a reader quickly clicks an outbound link in your content, is that considered a bounce aswell even if that link goes into a separate page?

    In your experience, is bounce rate really that important for an affiliate website?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Adrian112

    Adrian112 Supreme Member Premium Member

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    Bounce is probably considered if visitor visit only one site, if they click on some other article on your site they won't be considered as a bounde
     
  3. DevilHands

    DevilHands Junior Member

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    Really? But what if the information they are looking for is just actually on that page itself. Wouldn't that be a bad indicator for it not being relevant to google? Cause I've been hearing now that bounce rate can affect rankings.

    I also don't know which is which, I saw someone who said that if someone clicks on an affiliate link in that page it would be considered a bounce aswell.
     
  4. lewwy789

    lewwy789 Regular Member

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    It's considered as a clear sign to Google that your site is relevant or not, if they keep bouncing straight off your site then G will take it as not relevant and rank you accordingly.
    Not sure if it works on time on page/site or how many pages/posts visited or both, time on site would make the most sense.
     
  5. Devilfish1688

    Devilfish1688 Senior Member

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    Not sure..about bounce rate ..' suggestive "

    some claim bounce rate the lower the better thus aid in ranking of your site

    but there are sites where by their bounce rate is good yet rank keep dropping

    so kinda puzzle..
     
  6. lewwy789

    lewwy789 Regular Member

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    Yeah it's only 1 factor out of many.
     
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  7. blackcodez

    blackcodez Newbie

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    There are a number of factors that play into, in which many are still unknown. Both MOZ and SearchEngineLand have speculated, but there is no clear definition from Google as of yet (or probably will ever be). However, the general consensus as that the user visits only 1 page, they scroll less than 25% down the page, and the session last's less than 30 seconds.
     
  8. DevilHands

    DevilHands Junior Member

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    I see, so the.content should.be engaging right from the start. Thanks!
     
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    umerjutt00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Bounce rate might matter when you are the first page but not on 2nd, 3rd and other pages. Again, it is just a speculation that it might matter.
     
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    epar1628 Newbie

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    I added videos and more random links/stuff to click on and it helped!
     
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    johnthecarpenter Newbie

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    You can't really determine it that way, it a cumulative result from different visitors. Make multi page websites with quality useful content so they are incline to click on some of the internet or external links that your webpage has instead of the back button.
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you have goals that only require people to visit one page on your website, then you may not have to worry about bounce rate
     
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    One of my client's site had the same issue. However their page got decent conversions. Initially it was a pop up type contact us form. We later linked it to a separate lead capture page. It helped to reduced the bounce rate. But the conversion went down slightly which was surprising. Later we switched back to the original method and only use this metric for blog posts.