How to Find Your Bounce Rate in Google Analytics

Are you looking to increase visitor engagement on your website? Then you’ll need to focus on an important metric called bounce rate. In this article, we’ll take a look at what “bounce rate” means and how to find your bounce rate in Google Analytics.

What is Bounce Rate?

Bounce rate is the percentage of visitors who leave your site after just viewing one page.

Bounce rate is calculated as follows:

Bounce rate of a page = Total number of bounces on a page / Total number of entrances on the page.

Now you might be wondering, what is an ideal bounce rate?

The short answer is: It depends. A high bounce rate may make sense depending on your goals for that page. But in general, the lower your bounce rate, the better.

You can take a look at the chart below to see the average bounce rate by industry.

bounce rate by industry

The general rule of thumb is that:

  • 80%+ is very bad
  • 70 – 80% is poor
  • 50 – 70% is average
  • 30 – 50% is excellent
  • 20% or below is likely a tracking error

How to Find Your Bounce Rate in Google Analytics

Sign into your Google Analytics account and select the website for which you’d like to see the bounce rate.

click on google analytics view

Now you’ll see the Audience Overview page. To view the bounce rate of the entire site, click on the metric Bounce Rate, which you can see along with many other metrics.

bounce rate

To view the bounce rate of individual pages, navigate to Behavior » All Pages. In the table, you can see the Bounce Rate column.

bounce-rate-individual-pages

If you want to see the bounce rate in a different time period, feel free to change the date range from the top right hand corner.

date range

That’s it!

We hope this article helps you to find bounce rate in Google Analytics.

If you’re looking to increase user engagement on your site and reduce the bounce rate, you’ll need to read this guide on how to reduce bounce rate and boost conversions.

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