Google: Bounce Rate Is Not A Good Ranking Signal

Apr 7, 2017 • 7:51 am | comments (58) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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Gary Illyes from Google said on Twitter that bounce rate is simply not a good ranking signal for Google to use in their ranking algorithms. He said "bounce rate is not a good signal."

This is not new specifically, Matt Cutts from Google has said in 2008 that bounce rate is a noisy signal that is spammable and thus not used by Google. Also John Mueller said click data is not used in 2008.

Here is Gary's tweet:

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