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Now let's say while those widgets might wear, say PANTIES, for instance ;), panties are irrelevant to your site's focus on that specific type of widgets.
Let's say that you get 0.1% of your traffic for that unrelated term and the bounce rate is extremely high.
And let's say there are four or five other terms or phrases that are unrelated to the topic of your site with very similar bounce rates.
Do you eliminate those pages of your site so that those visits no longer come in? Monetizing them is really not much of an option and honestly probably not worth the time.
if the bounce rate is very high, say, a user comes on your site and they are totally irrelevant to site,and then went away, that means their bounce rate is high. they click and close the site, i think that they are not hurting your site. Now another point of view, if a user comes on your site and it's looking what your site is all about and finds nothing interesting or any thing that not attracts him,and closes the site it is really harmful for your internet marketing business.
i think that are the only cases.
If any penalty was term or phrase specific that would be fine.
If any penalty was site specific, then I would not be fine with that.
That is the million dollar question for me right now.
I guess I am wondering if google is using bounce rate as an overall penalty from google search data, analytics data, or any other collected data.
No one will be able to say for sure I guess, but I would imagine someone here has a pretty good idea.
if Google is looking at bounces as a negative factor, then you would only be affected negatively for those irrelevant searches.
I am wondering if google is using bounce rate as an overall penalty from google search data