Pogo sticking occurs when a user performs a search, clicks on a result and then, very quickly clicks back to the search result page, and clicks on a different result. This type of behavior is a direct result of immediate dissatisfaction in the search result, and unlike bounce rate, pogo sticking is always a bad thing.
Google hates pogo sticking more than high bounce rates, as pogo sticking happens within the first five seconds of viewing the page. This indicates that your website isn’t doing a good enough job of answering the questions people are asking or that the page was so bad they didn’t even bother reading its content. If you have a lot of people pogo sticking on and off your site, Google will notice, and they will penalize you.