Bounce rate is one of the most important factors when it comes to your SEO. But what exactly is it? How can I improve my bounce rate? What are the average rates? These are questions you probably have regarding bounce rate. So, what is it?
Defining Bounce Rate
The term “bounce rate” is a marketing term that represents how many of your site visitors are coming to your website then bouncing or leaving it without going to other pages. The higher your bounce rate is on your website the worse that is for you, it not only could affect your SEO but it means something is in disarray on your site itself. But before we determine what a good or bad bounce rate is let’s first determine what the average bounce rates are for different industries. Your niche plays a big role in what your rate is, as an example of that, say someone has a very specific question about your niche. They would go to that page and then have their question answered and leave the site. If you are wondering what your average industry bounce rate is, refer to the infographic below.
How Do You Improve Your Bounce Rate?
The best way for you to improve your bounce rate is to first find out where everyone is leaving and then try and determine what could be the cause of it. For example, if you notice a lot of people are leaving within a few seconds of being on your website that could be due to many different factors from loading speeds, to the visuals of the site itself, being ranked for misleading keywords (they can’t find what they are looking for), wrong or misinformation, etc. One of the best ways to determine your bounce rate is to put yourself into the mindset of incoming new visitors. What would you want to see for your niche? What questions are you asking as a new visitor that you answer? Is there enough information? One of the best ways to capture a new visitor is with visuals like pictures, infographics, or videos. Anything you can do to capture their attention is a great way to make sure their eyes stay on it.
Attracting The Right Visitors
Traffic as a whole can be amazing, but not if everyone is leaving as soon as they arrive. Ensuring you have a good rate means that your content is not just getting in front of eyes, it’s getting in front of the RIGHT eyes. To do that when it comes to targeting keywords and rankings you need to envision yourself as the person coming in. If I was looking for “Tile Roofing” and only tile roofing and someone ranking for “tile roofing” only did metal roofs, I would have no reason to stay on that website. One of the best things you can do to optimize your rate is to make sure you have high-quality content that makes people stay. If you have any more questions or want to discuss how we can help your rate improve visit our contact page!