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[Important bounce rate fix!] - Do you have a single page website?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by CosmicSoundz, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. CosmicSoundz

    CosmicSoundz BANNED BANNED

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    Hey guys. So one of my clients owns a single page site. I know I know, single page? But thats all it needs. We will be building more to the site but right now it is what it is.

    Since its a single page site with exception of a few outbound links the bounce rate is extremely high. Like 95%.

    So to fix that you can enter in this code (only if you have Google analytics)

    Code:
    <script type="text/javascript">
    (function (tos) {
      window.setInterval(function () {
        tos = (function (t) {
          return t[0] == 50 ? (parseInt(t[1]) + 1) + ':00' : (t[1] || '0') + ':' + (parseInt(t[0]) + 10);
        })(tos.split(':').reverse());
        window.pageTracker ? pageTracker._trackEvent('Time', 'Log', tos) : _gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'Time', 'Log', tos]);
      }, 10000);
    })('00');
    </script>
    This code tells google to that your visitor is still on your site every 10 seconds by using the google API. So this will lower your bounce rate immensely.


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    Time spent on site

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    As you can see I just implemented this to his site and the bounce rate went from 95% to 15%. The time spend on site went from 1-2 min to 20-30 min.
     
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  2. takeachance

    takeachance Power Member

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    looks Interesting. however is it not against their t&c's to alter the code?
     
  3. CosmicSoundz

    CosmicSoundz BANNED BANNED

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    What do you mean?

    Im just using their API code. I didnt alter anything.


     
  4. CosmicSoundz

    CosmicSoundz BANNED BANNED

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    Oh and I will report back in a month with serp movement and other data.
     
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    Abstroose Elite Member

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    Interesting. Did you see any effects on SERPs?
     
  6. youtalkmedia

    youtalkmedia Senior Member

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    ok, testing this out now on a site with an 80% bounce rate. Lets see how well it works.
     
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    hotchocolate Newbie

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    does this code need to go on the homepage of a website?
     
  8. zenoGlitch

    zenoGlitch Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    excellent share, +11 rep.
     
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  9. eb0la

    eb0la Newbie

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    Since your site has only one page, your bounce rate should be 100% (unless the user reloads the same page several times).
    When you add events to analytics, every event is tracked as a "new page". Your bounce rate has dropped to 10-15% because only 10-15% of your audience quits before the first 10 seconds.

    Don't trust blindly what analytics / whatever analytics package says. I wonder how many flippa sites will have this "hack" enabled in the next weeks :-D
     
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  10. CosmicSoundz

    CosmicSoundz BANNED BANNED

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    I have a couple links on my page but without giving away his niche I cant really explain in detail. But my clients site is in fact just a homepage as far as visitors are concerned .

    since my clients site is just a homepage, the visitors are being interactive with the home page only. A real bounce IS in fact someone who leaves within 10 seconds because they arent being engaged with the website.

    SO with that said 10-15% of a bounce is in fact my REAL bounce rate.




     
  11. eb0la

    eb0la Newbie

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    This is a typical GAIQ exam question. See support.google.com / analytics / bin / answer.py? hl=en &answer=2525491

     
  12. tb303

    tb303 Power Member

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    really interesting post. thanks and a little bit of rep from me.
     
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  13. zenoGlitch

    zenoGlitch Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Implemented today ... immediate results.

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    I'm using this for accurate tracking purposes, I could care less about SEO as my landing pages are all no follow no index. But loving this. Thanks again.
     
  14. CosmicSoundz

    CosmicSoundz BANNED BANNED

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    exactly.. this is all about accurate tracking.



     
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    zenoGlitch Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    ::Update::

    Down to 35% from as high as 77% earlier this week.

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  16. pietpatat

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    So this only manupulates the bounce rate on analytics right?
    And would only benefit you for seo if we assume google takes analytics bounce rates into consideration. Because they can still see the actuall bounce rate of people returning to the serps and clicking another link.

    Nevertheless nice method, repped.
     
  17. lordcedrich

    lordcedrich Registered Member

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    I will try this thanks a lot
     
  18. CosmicSoundz

    CosmicSoundz BANNED BANNED

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    No it doesn't manipulate. It shows you your REAL bounce rate.

     
  19. MikeBuyco

    MikeBuyco Regular Member

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    I'm going to test this with a blogger blog. Thanks for the share.
     
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  20. zenoGlitch

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    Update: Down to an 18% bounce rate ...

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