What is a good bounce rate?

ttopp

I have a personal blog, and I would like for it to do reasonably well so that I could eventually make a few bucks from it (don't worry, I'm not going to post a spammy link to it in my question). One thing I'm uncertain of is what bounce rate I should be looking for. What bounce rate would be considered good/acceptable for a blog?

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jimlynch
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Heh, heh. As low as possible! ;)

That said, it will vary by the blog and its content. There's no one number that applies to all blogs.

kreiley
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There is no solid rule as to what is the "right" bounce rate (the percentage of site visitors that are leaving, or "bouncing away" after viewing only one page), but I would think for a blog, a 60-70% bounce rate would be reasonable. By it's very nature, a blog is likely to have a higher bounce rate than a static site, because there is often no need to visit a second page on that site. 

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