Thursday, April 20, 2017

Follow These Simple Steps To Reduce Your Blog Bounce Rate

Having a lower percentage of bounce rate is one of the dreams of every blogger both young and old. Because it means that your readers are engaged very well with your blog contents, and not just leaving the blog entirely after visiting that page which you shared with them.


To be frank, the first time I learned about Bounce rate and what it means, my heart skipped. I went back to the author that gave me a detailed meaning and explanation of bounce rate and told him that he has no sense of humour. He then laughed at me and gave me detailed instructions on how to keep my readers engaged on my blog and my bounce rate will decrease. But before I continue, let me quickly remind you of what bounce rate is. Bounce rate is the percentage of your website visitors, who visit only one page of your site and go away. 


how to reduce bounce rate


This is the simplest Engish I could think of and I sincerely hope it will do the job. If you own a site/blog and your bounce rate is below 50% then there s little cause for alarm. But anything above 50% means that you sure have lots of work to do on your blog/site. So now that you've known the concept of bounce rate, let me quickly share with you some proven ways to decrease it.

1.    Install Related posts Widget:
Related posts widget is that little portion of your blog that displays some previous articles of yours which are related to the current article you just published. It shows your site readers related articles which they might want to check out before signing out of your blog/site.

Unfortunately, related posts are mostly absent in Google's default blogger template, so users with customized third-party templates enjoy this feature because it already comes wth their template. But if you are a blogger using any of the blogger default templates, follow this simplest guide here to install related posts widget in your blog.

You should also note that related posts widget only works for bloggers who arrange their posts based on Labels and Categories. 

2.    Internal Linking:
Internal linking is a simple way of referring your readers to a previous post which you have written in the past, that will help them understood more. Practicing internal linking will not only boost your SEO, it will also keep your readers engaged in your blog/site as it will displaying randomly are carefully selected posts that they might've missed.

Final Words:
There are several ways and strategies you can employ so as to keep your readers engaged in your blog/website, and reduce the number of users that just leave after visiting only 1 page. But these 2 are the most effective ones that can give you a quick and lasting result which you require.


what is my bounce rate
To be frank, I once had 80% bounce rate I was happy about t, without knowing that is it very much unhealthy for a blog to have that amount of bounce rate. But these 2 methods really helped and I now have a bounce rate of as low as 8%. Don't forget that content is king. Write contents that will sweep your readers off their feet and make them yawn for more and always come back to get it.

I do hope that this will answer your question of what is a bounce rate? or how best to reduce your website or blog bounce rate. Do share with others what you have learned.




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