Support » Plugin: AMP » Bounce rate unexpectedly increased after AMP project

  • Resolved Mostafiz Shamim

    (@itzmostafiz)


    Hi,
    Before installing the AMP plugin, I was using WP Zero Spam plugin to stop spam bot, and then my bounce rate was below the forecast(1%) at Google Analytics. After installing this plugin, my bounce rate unexpectedly increased from 1% to 88%. The first time I was thinking it may have happened for new cached URLs and everything will be fine. But after 2 weeks, the problem is the same. Please help me out there.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Author albertomedina

    (@albertomedina)

    Hi @itzmostafiz,

    I took a look at your site; it looks nice; great work.

    I did a search that yielded pages on your site and everything seems to be good.

    Depending on the scenarios of how your users are accessing your content, high bounce rates may or may not indicate that something is wrong.

    From the Google Analytics docs indicate that:

    “Bounce rate is single-page sessions divided by all sessions, or the percentage of all sessions on your site in which users viewed only a single page and triggered only a single request to the Analytics server.

    Bounce rate is single-page sessions divided by all sessions, or the percentage of all sessions on your site in which users viewed only a single page and triggered only a single request to the Analytics server.

    If the success of your site depends on users viewing more than one page, then, yes, a high bounce rate is bad. For example, if your home page is the gateway to the rest of your site (e.g., news articles, product pages, your checkout process) and a high percentage of users are viewing only your home page, then you don’t want a high bounce rate.

    On the other hand, if you have a single-page site like a blog, or offer other types of content for which single-page sessions are expected, then a high bounce rate is perfectly normal.”

    Looking at your blog, would it be the case that users search for something (e.g. razor shaves), they find the given page to your site in the results, read the article and then go? In other words, are you expecting users to land on a page and then stay on your site browsing other things?

    Another question: when you compare the bounce rate before and after, did you notice as well as increase of traffic to your site? That is: higher traffic, higher bounce rate?

    Plugin Author albertomedina

    (@albertomedina)

    Here is the link to a support forum response with info about bounce rates:

    https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1009409?hl=en

    Thread Starter Mostafiz Shamim

    (@itzmostafiz)

    Hi Albertomedina,
    Thanks for your informative reply. But something is itching me that, the bounce rate was 1% only 15 days ago, but why the rate suddenly increased in such a high range? I think there are too many spam bot hits on my links and that’s why it’s happening.

    I think you noticed that the rate was 1% when I used the WordPress Zero Spam plugin. But it’s not compatible with the AMP plugin. That is why I had to remove that one. Would you please tell me a spam protection plugin that is compatible with the AMP plugin?

    Thread Starter Mostafiz Shamim

    (@itzmostafiz)

    Would you please suggest me a compatible spam protection plugin?

    Plugin Author albertomedina

    (@albertomedina)

    Hmm. What are the issues you are observing with the WordPress Zero Spam plugin?

    IIRC, Askimet is AMP compatible.

    @milindmore22 could you determine with @itzmostafiz what are the issues are here?

    Thread Starter Mostafiz Shamim

    (@itzmostafiz)

    Plugin Support Milind More

    (@milindmore22)

    Hello @itzmostafiz,

    Thanks for the additional information, I will check if we can make the WordPress Zero Spam plugin AMP compatible with a small compatibility plugin or code snippet.

    in meantime, I will recommend you use Akismet.

    Plugin Author Weston Ruter

    (@westonruter)

    Antispam Bee is also now AMP-compatible.

    Thread Starter Mostafiz Shamim

    (@itzmostafiz)

    Hi @milindmore22, thank you for your suggestion.

    But, the Akismet is a very heavy plugin for such a small blog like mine.

    @westonruter Antispam Bee is only for comment spam protection, not for spam bot.

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