5 ways to use your bounce rate to improve your website

Are visitors fleeing from your website almost as soon as they get there? There's a lot you can do to change that. Here's how to start.

By Angela West, PC World |  Small Business

The variation between bounce rates is the valuable metric since it will help you gauge the effectiveness of pay-per-click advertising campaigns and social media use. If your Facebook traffic sports a 76% bounce rate while your Google organic searches top out at 90%, your Facebook campaign is working well, but your website's structure and copy may benefit from a little TLC. If one of your PPC ad campaigns has a higher bounce rates than the others, kill it and riff on the ones that are working.

5. Make your keyword profile more than a chalk outline

Do a keyword profile for your business once every six months. The web is an ever-changing beast and so are customers' surfing habits. A keyword profile from two years ago is useless. You can refresh this by using the Google AdWords Keyword Tool to plug in current key terms and follow its suggestions to switch up your site copy. Where you notice big changes, you may want to change your site navigation and create new pages to speak to your new key terms. This will reduce your bounce rate by putting your site on the map for terms that your customers are actually looking for.


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