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SAFE method for increasing (decreasing?) bounce rate and page views, also your opinion...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by I Will Meet You There, Nov 24, 2012.

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how important to google's algo is length of time visitors stay on site and page views?

Poll closed Dec 1, 2012.
  1. not as important as you think

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  2. just one factor out of many

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  3. more important than they want us to know

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  1. I Will Meet You There

    I Will Meet You There Junior Member

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    so i am of the opinion that the length of time that visitors stay on your site and the amount of page views that they do while visiting is much more heavily weighed in Google's post penguin algo than is generally recognized. what is your opinion?
    and what methods have you devised to increase the time that visitors stay and the pages they view on your sites?
    of course putting a video that starts up immediately is one way
    but do you know where to get paid traffic that is SAFE and will stay on your site a long time and view lots of pages etc?
     
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    Clearly the main two techniques for increasing time on page has been the "one million pixels long sales page", and the "autostarting video" without a timeline widget to skip the video forward. The problem with this is that if you only have one page you will always have a 100% bounce/exit rate.

    Generally internet marketing has made its money by being the "middle man", mastering the farming of both the short and long-tail keyword searches and matching up niched-visitors to relevant offers or ads. Your ideal visitor is someone that finds your page at the top of their search results, and clicks straight through your page to a CPA/PCC offer and purchases. Again your time on site could be "seconds" and you will have 100% bounce/exit rate from that landing page.

    If Penguin is starting to look at time-on-site, visit depth and other visitor-engagement metrics this will have to change to something of a Multi-Stage Funnel .. where your landing page lures people to click through to see maybe your offer video, with another page following which would have your offer/CPA/PCC exit. In this scenario you'd have a greater visit depth, longer time on site, and by splitting it in this way you can measure the performance of each stage. Maybe A/B test the content on each stage to improve your click-through rate.
     
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    This is a solid idea. I cannot vote since I do not know the answer. Will be looking for more ideas regarding this.
     
  4. proweb

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    These are some of the tactics that I use.

    Reducing Bounce Rates:

    - Give your visitors exactly what they are looking for with them having to do as little work as possible. Example, if they searched for "red iphone cases" don't take them to a page showing all the iPhone cases, instead take them to a page showing only RED iPhone cases.

    - Embed videos into the page. Don't make the video's start automatically playing.

    - Never have audio play anywhere on the page unless the visitor has specifically clicked on a video, music button, or a video advertisement.

    - Use pictures to break up large segments of text and paragraphs

    - Use bullet-points as much as possible and lists

    - Keep paragraphs under 5 sentences in length.

    - Make sure the description of your site is accurate to what your site is about. If your page title is "How to Speed Up Your Computer in 5 Minutes", make sure your main text header conveys the same message.

    Increasing Page Views
    - Have a "Next" and "Previous" link at the top and bottom of each page (if it's an article).

    - Display a list of "Related Articles" next to the content of the page. Use relevant pictures to help convey what the article is about and to attract visual attention.

    - Use CSS to highlight/underline various words/phrases/keywords within your article that the visitor may not be familiar with/wants to know more information about. When the visitor hovers their mouse cursor over the text an information window pops up telling the visitor to click on that link to learn more about X which takes them to that page on your site.
     
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  5. I Will Meet You There

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    anyone else?
     
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    Keep them on the page by putting a popup when people try to close your site. Increases the time by 5-15 seconds.