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How much does Google take bounce rate and time on site into factor?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nilomas, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. nilomas

    nilomas Regular Member

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    I feel like I'm about to be screwed. Last night I went to sleep and I woke up with one of my keywords being #1 and getting 500 unique visitors within just a few hours, my site is like 2 weeks old mind you. These are actually frightening and really discourage me since my content is actually really good compared to my others . . .

    Bounce Rate: 91.26%
    Average time on site: 15 seconds.
    Unique Visitors 518

    I really hope Google does not demote sites because of this . . .
     
  2. masterjani

    masterjani Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Try to add some video to lower the bounce rate. Also check whether it is real traffic or bot traffic
     
  3. nilomas

    nilomas Regular Member

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    It is a video, the whole post is a video and a description/article. It's not bot traffic, traffic is coming from multiple search engines/googleimages/organic search etc. Although my niche caters to a bunch of teenagers in the gaming niche, which may be the reason why it's so high.
     
  4. weruncompanies

    weruncompanies Power Member

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    And this is why you NEVER use Google Analytics. I don't know why people still use this, $5/month for software that's just as good. Why would you give Google all your site data, just so they can screw you over with it. I tell people on here all the time don't use GA. If you get hits from social sites you'll hit a 80% bounce every time, and it will mess with your real rate.. You really think Google sees that as a good thing? I refuse to use it, yet I have multiple sites sitting in page one, #1 spots for tough keywords, it's not needed. I don't even use webmaster tools, etc. Google is not your friend, if they have data against you they'll use it.
     
  5. partymarty4870

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    are the keywords you're going for the ones that are actually sending you the traffic?
     
  6. nilomas

    nilomas Regular Member

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    Doesn't Google end up getting this data anyway? People uses the search engine/chrome to find your site. Which means they can track that data anyway.
     
  7. nilomas

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    Yes they are, there's a "new keyword" in my niche that just became popular. I've ranked it to #1 with no competition, because I figured I would get a bit of traffic from it the next few weeks because no one does much SEO in my niche.

    I know how to use Analytics quite well, Google is sending me traffic from my keyword and a bunch of related long-tail keywords. I'm estimating a few thousand to come to my site today. I'm very nervous that these stats are going to end up fucking me in the long run. But, then again I imaging every other site below me is experiencing the same things, seeing how my site actually offers more content than they do.
     
  8. weruncompanies

    weruncompanies Power Member

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    They can only track data from their site, nothing else. (When user clicks on serps and goes back)
    They can't track - Bing, Yahoo, Ask, etc. Social sites - Direct Hits - Other Refer Sites etc. etc.
    So they are missing a ton of pieces, I don't know why anyone would give them all their data.
    There's absolutely no purpose, other than being $5/month too cheap..
     
  9. nilomas

    nilomas Regular Member

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    IMO it's the best tracking software in the market. I've tried a few and didn't like most of them.
     
  10. nilomas

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    bumping
     
  11. jstorm

    jstorm Registered Member

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    My experience with GA leans towards what weruncompanies is saying. I have 2 large sites - one 11 years old, which had GA on it. The other 9 years old, no GA. On April 11, 2011, the one with GA on it was bi**h slapped to hades by the G-monster and in spite of spending the last year and 4 months doing everything I could think of to "get it back" it's / I'm still struggling horribly.

    The site that never had GA stayed pretty much the same. Unfortunately, it never did quite as well as the first site because all my time and effort went into the first one since I was making good money from it. Anyway, I finally made the move to take GA off the first site about 3 weeks ago. Still watching closely - can't make any solid determination yet if it matters much at this point but I can say this, it hasn't hurt anything whatsoever.
     
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    I have a blogger blog that I forgot about and checked the other day to see it had a bunch of traffic in one day.2500 UV for a keyword that was 9000 Local..funny thing was most of the traffic was from Facebook at first then google followed..it stopped just as fast as it came and I'm only vetting about 400 UV a day and 0 sales..google is still acting crazy.
     
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    Add some more related video or content(2-4) and then just at the beginning of your post right after the title, put the links to these posts like these:

    See the 2nd part of this strange video, How this even possible for it..., don't know your niche so can't tell what title to put. but you get an idea to put the link in a way that they seem as related, other part of the video, or the final consequence of the video.

    At the end of the post again put these links, but these times use small thumbnail images f the videos and put the related title below each image.
     
  14. innosoft

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    Bounce rate is too high.. try to reduce it.. else ur site will be kicked out soon.