How Do You Calculate, Audit And Improve Your Site’s Bounce Rate For SEO Success

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It can be difficult, if not down right impossible, to identify how your website is affected by search intent without some way of measuring the searcher’s attention. Bounce rate is one way to do this.

According to Google:

“A bounce is a single-page session on your site. In Analytics, a bounce is calculated specifically as a session that triggers only a single request to the Analytics server, such as when a user opens a single page on your site and then exits without triggering any other requests to the Analytics server during that session.

Bounce rate is single-page sessions divided by all sessions, or the percentage of all sessions on your site in which users viewed only a single page and triggered only a single request to the Analytics server.

These single-page sessions have a session duration of 0 seconds since there are no subsequent hits after the first one that would let Analytics calculate the length of the session.”

What is a good bounce rate, anyway? If your bounce rate measures somewhere between 56% to 70%, then that’s a little bit on the high side, and 41% to 55% is actually considered average. The best bounce rate would be somewhere between 26% and 40%.

Bounce rate is typically used as a key performance indicator for measuring user engagement, but is today’s understanding of bounce rate really accurate and valid based on how users are using the web these days?

In an article written by Kayle Larkin, she’ll show us how bounce rate is calculated, what good bounce rate should be, and how to audit it correctly.

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Scott Davenport

Scott Davenport is the content writer and social media man of Thrive Business Marketing and Thrive HVAC in Portland Oregon. Writing about the current events of the SEO world, as well as tips and advice that fellow SEOs could use to improve their own SEO campaigns and shares it for the whole world to see!

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