Adsense And Referral Traffic

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I have a question and perhaps some of you can throw out your thoughts. So I have a fairly new site in my niche it's a less than a year old. The traffic is less than 100 visitors per day, up until the other day when an article kind of went semi viral. It's being shared around facebook like crazy. Yesterday I had 2k visitors to the site, good you would think but not really.

Majority of the traffic is referral from facebook with a 70% bounce rate. I insta pulled adsense down in fear of being banned. Is this something google can recognize and I shouldn't worry or what? I don't want to get banned, but it's a weird situation as I've done nothing other than write an article that went beserk. Any thoughts or past experiences?
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  • Profile picture of the author jxam69
    I'm a long term Adsense publisher and unless there is something bad about the traffic, I would put those Adsense ads back up immediately - after all, this is what you've been working for isn't it?

    Are people being mislead in any way by the way your content is being shared on Facebook?

    I'm kind of scratching my head as to why you would deny your own success.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      So, if someone clicks on an adsense ad right away...that's bad?

      Come on man. Why would google care about bounce rate in this
      context?

      If you mean will get slammed for dumping a mass of dumb, idiotic, uninterested
      traffic onto an adsense site, that's a different story.

      I would suggest you research what bounce rate is, and what it isn't.

      Bounce rate is one of the most inexact numbers that anyone can toss
      around. You have to know who, what, where, when, why, and how.

      You can't get that by just knowing a number.

      This scenario can be used across borders:

      One man lives on a mountain. He kills himself in an axe accident.
      Now we know that everyone living on a mountain will die using an
      axe. So, we tell people do not live on a mountain, and if you do,
      don't use an axe.

      Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author XXXIIXXX
      Originally Posted by jxam69 View Post

      I'm a long term Adsense publisher and unless there is something bad about the traffic, I would put those Adsense ads back up immediately - after all, this is what you've been working for isn't it?

      Are people being mislead in any way by the way your content is being shared on Facebook?

      I'm kind of scratching my head as to why you would deny your own success.
      Nothing misleading about the way the content is being shared. The name of the article is directly related to what the site is about.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    70% bounce rate isn't good. That means either traffic isn't really interested in your page or even the niche. If traffic was interested in the niche they would be clicking deeper into your site. I doubt your getting a 70% CTR on ads.
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    • Profile picture of the author XXXIIXXX
      Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

      So, if someone clicks on an adsense ad right away...that's bad?

      Come on man. Why would google care about bounce rate in this
      context?

      If you mean will get slammed for dumping a mass of dumb, idiotic, uninterested
      traffic onto an adsense site, that's a different story.

      I would suggest you research what bounce rate is, and what it isn't.

      Bounce rate is one of the most inexact numbers that anyone can toss
      around. You have to know who, what, where, when, why, and how.

      You can't get that by just knowing a number.

      This scenario can be used across borders:

      One man lives on a mountain. He kills himself in an axe accident.
      Now we know that everyone living on a mountain will die using an
      axe. So, we tell people do not live on a mountain, and if you do,
      don't use an axe.

      Paul
      Well the bounce rate went from 30ish% to 70+ so that's what im worried about. Also pageviews went from about 5 to 1.7.

      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      70% bounce rate isn't good. That means either traffic isn't really interested in your page or even the niche. If traffic was interested in the niche they would be clicking deeper into your site. I doubt your getting a 70% CTR on ads.
      This is what kind of scared me, I've heard google can be clowns and ban you for anything. The bounce rate wasn't from them clicking ads, it was exit.

      Originally Posted by Oscarfishlover View Post

      Shame you took the ad down, 2000 hits to the on page, could've earned yourself a few quid. The way I look at it is as long as you don't contravene any of their rules they haven't really got any reason to penalises you. It's not just robots, or whatever checks your site, a real person will look at the website occasionally so I'm sure that if you are not doing anything wrong then you've got nothing to worry about.
      Everything is within terms, there's nothing shady about any of it. Only issue I seen was bounce rate went to 70% from 30ish. And from daily visitors of 50-100 to 2k. The traffic is still going nuts today from the article being shared all over facebook again. I'd have to assume if google sees a 70% bounce rate and a massive traffic spike they are going to think something is up? Or am I just being paranoid? I'm fairly new to this, under a year.
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      • Profile picture of the author jxam69
        Originally Posted by XXXIIXXX View Post

        Everything is within terms, there's nothing shady about any of it. Only issue I seen was bounce rate went to 70% from 30ish. And from daily visitors of 50-100 to 2k. The traffic is still going nuts today from the article being shared all over facebook again. I'd have to assume if google sees a 70% bounce rate and a massive traffic spike they are going to think something is up? Or am I just being paranoid? I'm fairly new to this, under a year.
        Bounce rate has nothing to do with the quality of clicks on your ads.

        It's quite common to have social traffic spikes to Adsense sites, and for that traffic to have higher bounce rates.

        Put your ads back on and make money!
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        • Profile picture of the author XXXIIXXX
          Originally Posted by jxam69 View Post

          Bounce rate has nothing to do with the quality of clicks on your ads.

          It's quite common to have social traffic spikes to Adsense sites, and for that traffic to have higher bounce rates.

          Put your ads back on and make money!
          I do want to put the ads back up. I got one guy on my left shoulder telling me to slap em back up, other guy on the right shoulder saying don't be dumb. I have 4 sites like this one in a great paying niche so if something happened it would all be over before it even got going. In the meantime I put a amazon banner up to try and bomb some people.
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      • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
        Originally Posted by XXXIIXXX View Post

        Well the bounce rate went from 30ish% to 70+ so that's what im worried about. Also pageviews went from about 5 to 1.7.
        You might be getting visitors that are not that interested in your content. They may also come for that one article that their friend told was interesting, and bounce off after taking a peek. They were reading Facebook and not looking for whatever info your site might have, after all. This would explain your traffic pattern.

        I'm sure Google and Adsense see this stuff happen every day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oscarfishlover
    Shame you took the ad down, 2000 hits to the on page, could've earned yourself a few quid. The way I look at it is as long as you don't contravene any of their rules they haven't really got any reason to penalises you. It's not just robots, or whatever checks your site, a real person will look at the website occasionally so I'm sure that if you are not doing anything wrong then you've got nothing to worry about.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ronno99
    Unless you are doing something shady that you aren't telling us about you should put the ads back up.
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  • Profile picture of the author cpa-money
    they will not ban you for having too much visitors from facebook.

    but, one day they might ban you without any reason for something that you didnt even done.
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