My site was hit by Panda in mid-April 2011. It has never recovered.
I've done many, many improvements - and gone as far as I can with what little I know about SEO. Basically I'm a mom at home - and trying to keep it that way by earning an income that was the same as my job outside the home. This has worked out for 10 years.... which is awesome. However - I miss my great rankings. LOL Don't you?
So now I'm trying to educate myself more, understand analytics more (I wish there was a class!) Doing so.... I have noticed I have about 75 pages with a 100% bounce rate and very little traffic coming to them. My site is about 460 pages. (Some pages are already noindexed and have been. Pages like disclaimer, about us...etc.
I've looked at the keywords bringing traffic to these pages - and they seem correct. So that leads me to believe the content is thin? Nope. It's not.
So....should I noindex these pages for now - and tackle each one individually? Should I just delete them? That seems harsh.
What is bad bounce rate cute off? 60%? Should it be under 50%?
I guess noindexing the pages would be somewhat of an experiment. Seeing if it helps the overall site bounce rate fall lower than it's current 54.45% -- which I don't think is awful - but then again, I don't really know? I'm thinking maybe 30% would be awesome?
I'm just trying to formulate my plan for dealing with 75 pages with 100% bounce rate. My plan right now is to noindex them. But I'm a little afraid and thought - just ask for help.... don't be embarrassed. So that's what I am doing.
Thanks in advance.