Is a high bounce rate worth a few links to blog posts?
We are a local web design company. 5 of our blog posts give a very comprehensive list of famous celebrities who have lived in / been influenced by our local area, with a few lines of unique content about each celebrity`s links with the area.
These pages have got a few links (Wikipedia, 1000s of Pinterest links and a few others).
Unfortunately, they also have a very high bounce rate (high traffic, about 90% bounce rate) as people from around the world, and throughout different ares of the UK, are clicking on them, reading the few lines about the celebrity of interest, and then bouncing away as they have no interest in the local area. (The pages were envisaged to be an interlinking set of comprehensive pages for local people; we have interlinked and created good content and design etc)
Are these 5 blog posts damaging our site as a whole? Would we be better off deleting them and sacrificing the links?
Would appreciate any advice.
PS The bounce rate for our normal sales pages is low but these blog pages are dragging our overall bounce rate up as they are high traffic.