So, under no circumstances is a high bounce rate a signal of success?
Originally Posted by cute-sherry
What about the visitor whose needs are completely met by the landing page, so that he's no need to look any further on your site?
Or, see another example at http://www.webproworld.com/webmaster...l=1#post566221 .
Makes no difference if the visitor is unique or not.
Originally Posted by DonOmite
And, 'bot visits inflate the bounce rate, which is quite the opposite of what the OP claims to be seeing.
The OP is reporting that the 62.45% non-bounces (100% minus 27.54% bounces) cannot be accounted for by the single page request for /samples.htm. And, said single page request is logically inconsistent with the reported 2.64 Pages/Visit.
This just now jumped out at me.
Originally Posted by DrayScherm
Look at longer time spans and see if the anomaly persists. GA may have a boundary problem. I.e., visits that begin in one reporting day but don't complete until the next one may not be handled gracefully.
Even though I use GA, I ignore a lot of their reported results, including on-site behavior, relying instead on the much more complete and accurate data provided by the server logs.
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