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Why is my bounce rate over 80% all the time?

  • # November 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    My bounce rate constantly exceeds 80% averaging around 85/86%.

    Can anybody see and obvious reason why?

    [http://iamchristill.com/](http://iamchristill.com/ “http://iamchristill.com/”)

    # November 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I don’t have an answer for you but I wanted to comment on a particular article you had but I don’t have Facebook (surprisingly). You might want to think about alternative options.

    # November 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    one of the reasons I can think of that it is painfully slow and I have 60MB Charter

    # November 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    yeah, im aware that it is very slow. I used a third party theme and im currently in the process of building one from scratch. However, im not too sure whether its the theme or GoDaddy that is causing it to be so slow.

    # November 10, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Definitely GoDaddy.

    # November 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    yeh, i might transfer away. do you recommend another host?

    # November 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Page load speed will kill your bounce rate when people have to wait up to 5 or 6 seconds for some pages to load like I am experiencing here on my end. Nobody will want to hang around when there are 100′s of similar sites like yours. There are some things you can do on your end to speed it up.
    If you have access to .htaccess you should cashed your static content and give it expiration. Move your style sheet links as far as up in head section as you can, preferably right below charset, title and page description. Move you scripts down right before the closing body tag. You already using Gzip as far as I can tell by checking your HTTP response header. Compress your css files and maybe combine them in to one. That’s all I can think of right now.

    BTW. I checked several of your pages with YslowV2 and you get pretty low scores. High 60′s – low 70′s. Score on my pages run anywhere from 92 to 97. That’s mostly due to third party scripts I have no control over and cannot cache. Otherwise I’d be closer to 100.

    # November 10, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    after some 8 years being with godaddy we got finally fed up with them and went with inmotion vps, superior performance and service, we could not be happier

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