Pogo-Sticking Effect

Pogo-sticking is defined as going back and forth from a search engine results page (SERP) to an individual search result destination site. In other words, pogo-sticking is when the searcher clicks on a link on a SERP, sees that it’s not what she is looking for, and immediately bounces off by hitting the back button. She then chooses another result from the results page to satisfy her informational need.

– Joe Breed, Weekly SEO Tip: How to Avoid the Pogo-Sticking Effect (Nov 22, 2013), retrieved from: http://www.skyword.com/contentstandard/marketing/weekly-seo-tip-how-to-avoid-the-pogo-sticking-effect/