Bounce Rate is the percentage of visitors who just access one page in a website and then leaves. If you have a popular blog, regular visitors will not access more than one page in a visit. In such cases, Bounce rate based on page view would be meaningless. Third Party Web Analytics Software like Clicky Web Analytics had been using time on page as a factor for determining Bounce Rate.
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On 1st June 2012, Google announced that it would retire Google website optimizer (GWO) on Aug 1st 2012. GWO was a free website optimization tool that allowed webmasters to improve conversion rate and user experience.
We have been running a few tests to find out what makes the visitors click links, inside and below an article. When you have tools to measure user engagement at page level, make use of them. You will be surprised to learn that lot of your assumptions are wrong. It hurts but this is going to be one of the best learning experiences.
No matter what Google tells about negative SEO, it does work. Competitors have cleverly used negative SEO to outrank genuine quality sites. Yeah..Yeah. Google has justified the penguin update and have said that negative SEO has little impact on well-known brands. The impact has been for scrapper sites and sites that used Black Hat SEO techniques.
Google Knowledge graph has changed information presentation for users. Search has always been a function of presenting webpage based on search query. Google has made a revolutionary step in changing how search takes place. Instead of the users repeating the search queries, Google has become more intelligent with Knowledge graph.
It is a known fact that web users don’t read an article in its entirety. They will only read the article after skimming through the information and finding key phrases in the heading and sub-heading that are related to their problem. The skimming doesn’t stop at the text level.
Google URL shortener (Goo.gl) is just like bit.ly. You can access information about referrers, countries of visitors that have clicked your URL, Browser type and Platforms used by your visitor with the Goo.gl URL. But like in bit.ly links, the information would be public and can be accessed by other users having a Goo.gl account.
Google’s AdWords keyword Grouper allows marketers to group thousands of keywords according to common themes.
If you are wondering whether it is important to submit your website to Bing Search Engine, here are some statistics:
1) According to the latest comscore report, Bing overtook Yahoo as the second largest search engine in Jan 2012 with 15.1% market share
With advanced segmentation, it has become easier to track visits from various campaign in Google Analytics. But marketers and agencies still use utm_source, utm_campaign and utm_medium to track click through of urls