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    reducing download pages' bounce rate


    Hi.

    on my site, there are a lot of pages to download software.
    these pages have a good ranking on google.

    the problem is, users come, download and run.
    This makes the average bounce rate very high. (80%)

    What can I do to solve this issue?
    should I even be concerned with this?

    any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks...
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    You have secure your pages by coding. There are many developers who can design a privacy for you.and for bounce rate you should use video marketing.
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    share content on guest posting sites and articles make your alexa and bounce rate down
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    Originally Posted by aptiguide
    share content on guest posting sites and articles make your alexa and bounce rate down
    Very poor advice all around. Don't listen to this person.
    Alexa...sheesh
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    Publish more content such as product reviews, product comparison, featured products, how-tos, or you can even put videos for them to view before the download
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    I didn't get my answer.
    weird answers.

    on my site, there are a lot of pages to download software.
    Their bounce rate is very high, and this affects the website's all bounce rate.

    What can I do to fix this?
    The solution I can think of: adding a button like "read more" so users click on it and then go to a second page to see the download button.
    Is this a bad solution?

    what do you guys recommend?
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    From what I understand, Bounce Rate is not a totally reliable result for Google rankings, because of this type of situation.
    Your web page serves one purpose: to let users download a piece of software. Users do this and then leave.
    They have got what they wanted, but the bounce rate will be high because they don't want to do anything else.
    This is why Google also uses the 'Needs Met' system, and as long as the web page does fit that, then a high bounce rate won't matter.
    (But someone please do correct me if I'm wrong)

    However, if you still want to lower your Bounce Rate, then I think 'marthy12B' actually gave some good advice here.

    What you want is to raise the time users spend on your pages and encourage them to spend more time on the website rather than just to download software.
    So adding more content, such as things to read or watch, will help to keep them on the website.

    Personally, I think that hiding the actual download button on a second page will just frustrate users and will bring down your download-rate.
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    You're looking to reduce bounce rate here.

    I'm going to go a different way here. Instead of just trying to keep the users on-site more, let's just reduce the bounce rate itself without changing your site too much.

    The key here is that you can have the download be the conversion itself and it won't count as a bounce then.

    Within Analytics, there is a menu option, Conversions. In the sub-menu are Goals. Click on Overview.

    You can set goals for the page to have them as a completed user instead of a bounce user.

    Right there on the overview Google gives some examples:

    Examples of goals include:

    • "Thank you for registering" pages
    • flight itinerary confirmations
    • "Download completed" page



    The download completed goal is going to be your ticket to lowering your bounce rate.

    Here is a link to support.google.com that has how to setup an event goal for a download as a conversion:
    https://support.google.com/analytics.../6165470?hl=en

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