A blog is the best place to express one’s feelings, writing about things you feel like and are of best interest to you. You can either make your blog private or you can make it public, if you’re being private, there is no need for promotions or fighting for traffic or any hard issue but if you’re going public, there are lots of things to look out for and bounce rate is one of those things you don’t want to face.
So what is bounce rate? According to Wikipedia, A bounce occurs when a web site visitor only views a single page on a website, that is, the visitor leaves a site without visiting any other pages before a specified session-timeout occurs. There is no industry standard minimum or maximum time by which a visitor must leave in order for a bounce to occur. Rather, this is determined by the session timeout of the analytics tracking software.
I was having problem with my bounce rate some months back and I searched online on the effect it could cause to a site and the result I got was not good in any way or should I say bad in all manners? [if you'd like to know the effect, make Google your friend] So I tried as much to reduce it and after some tactics and sleepless night of researching, I finally got my bounce rate good enough to be below 45 percent and I’ll say my site is healthy for now.
Would you like to know how I reduced my bounce rate drastically to be below average? In a short time, we are going to learn some tactics. Remember that you might have heard some of this before but you’ll never heard it like the way i am about to drop it and I’ll pump a little more juice to the system so you too can reduce yours. I know you want your blog to be healthy as possible, so put this tips to practice shall we?
4 GOOD TIPS ON HOW TO REDUCE BOUNCE RATE
After everything said and done we will start with the first tip for the day and the first tip would be;
-BY ADDING A RELATED POST TO YOUR BLOG:
Anybody putting a related post in his or her blog is making a smart move, either you believe it or not. Adding a related post plugin to your blog can make readers want to read more of your old and current post, right? In this process it will make them stay longer, visiting other posts and your bounce will be reducing.
Adding related post to your blog is good but it is not all related post plugin that are good for your blog, some are not catchy and some can take up serious CPU usage. The two common related post plugin people use mostly are; Yet Another Related Post Plugin (YARPP) and nrelated post because they have proven their self across bloggers.
-LINKING YOUR LATEST ARTICLE WITH YOUR OLD ONE’S
Linking your new blog post to your old post helps in two (2) ways and what are the ways? 1. It helps search engine to locate and crawl your old post when crawling and indexing the new ones. 2. It also allows people to better dig in your blog.
This also works like a charm. When you’re creating a post always link your old post to a related sentence or word and believe you me, it will make people want to click and view what’s there.
-ADDING A SLIDE OUT RECOMMENDED POST
Hey! Some people still love to be reminded to do something before they do it, I’m I right? So how do we remind them of more interesting post to read in case they did not see the related post?
If you scroll down to this blog post, a slide out recommended post will roll out. You should be thinking of putting one in your blog as well because it attracts your readers to your other contents.
Must Read: ADDING CATEGORIES TO YOUR BLOGGER BLOG
Ok! Now we have discussed some tips that can reduce your bounce rate. You should know that the tips above are proven facts and they are being used by top bloggers also. Digest the post and start putting them to practice and you’ll see how your bounce rate will be in good shape.
Remember! It is impossible to see drastic response but believe you me that with time you will see the effect.
Now here is a good question that I will like to ask you; what other ways aside the ones I mentioned above do you use for your bounce? Do you have any contribution to make? Then please do by using the comment box below. Remember that your comments and thoughts are highly welcomed and appreciated.
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