Today everybody talks about bounce rate and, surprisingly, everybody has a different opinion on what is considered a good percentage of bounce rate.
Before shedding light on the most advanced issues, let’s first clarify what the bounce rate is.
Bounce rate is the metric that shows the percentage of the people that come to visit your website and exit before doing anything.
Let’s say, for example, that your bounce rate is 68%. This means that 68% of the people who visited your website left after viewing only the page they landed on. You got zero engagement from them. No click on the menu items. No click on the about us page. Nothing.
Now that we know what a bounce rate is, let’s see what is considered a good bounce rate.
Before we delve into further into details, the first thing to do is to consider the scope of your website. For example, there are cases where a high bounce rate is not an issue, like the pages that will make the visitor get in touch with your customer service or filling a form.
Fortunately, not all sites are created equal and several aspects might influence your bounce rate:
Even if there are no absolute values to judge if a particular bounce rate is good or not, here is an average estimation of bounce rates for the most important industries:
(chance a little the figures for does not look exactly like Kiss metrics)
As a rule of thumb, you should aim for a bounce rate no higher than 40%. It is still considered OK it the bounce rate grows to 55%, but any higher value should be a sign that it’s time to take action.
It is worth mentioning that mobile browsing is having a big impact on your bounce rates because mobile users tend to just visit the landing page and then move on. In general, it safe to assume as normal a 10-20% higher bouncing rate for mobile users.
Fortunately, there are some simple methods that will help you reduce your bounce rate:
As we have seen, it is not enough to measure your website’s bounce rate. To get meaningful insight that could lead to sound decisions, you should also consider several other pieces of information. It looks like a complex task to start with and you might feel intimidated. But rest assured, there’s no need to.
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