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    Google: Use This Code To Adjust Your Bounce Rate

    For those who would like to get a tweaked bounce rate in their Google Analytics, Chris Crum has posted an code adjustment you can use in this WebProNews article: Google: Use This Code To Adjust Your Bounce Rate
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    This is an arbitrary and capricious manipulation, one which artificially deflates bounce rate by treating the visit of any user who just sits on the landing page long enough as being the same as if he actually moved on to another on-site page. I.e., rather than a time-out being counted as a bounce, it's counted as a non-bounce.

    This just makes an already poor metric worse.

    For whatever value bounce rate may hold, for the most complete and accurate data, use server log analytics rather than web tagged analytics.

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    This is really interesting... Explained very well with example how some users only need to see 1st page(landing page) and get away. Than he will be count as bounced visitor of website but now we can able to manage somehow... Its really helpful buddy thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerPelt View Post
    Explained very well with example how some users only need to see 1st page(landing page) and get away. Than he will be count as bounced visitor of website but now we can able to manage somehow.
    It also means that the person who simply lands on your page and doesn't even read it will now not be counted as a bounce if you use this code.

    Does that make any sense?

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    Do you think it is white hat to adjust your bounce rate through codes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akaash View Post
    Do you think it is white hat to adjust your bounce rate through codes?
    Given that bounce rate has no effect on what either a user or an indexing engine sees, and that it is not a metric used in the SERP algorithms, how could it possibly be "black hat?"

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