Help with bounce rate

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  1. Nexusx2

    Nexusx2 Regular Member

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    Direct traffic from blog comment tools are messing up my bounce rate. They are coming in direct and then posting a spam comment. I used a simple capcha wordpress plugin and I'm fine with marking them as spam but they are killing my bounce rate at around 75% So I'm wondering if there is something I can do on my end to minimize the bounce rate. Any advice?
     
  2. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    Put a compelling video on your site at least 30 seconds long. 1 minute is better.

    Split your article into two sections so that your visitor has to go to another page to finish reading.

    Put a puzzle on the page, or a game.

    Give something away that requires the visitor to click thru to another page.

    Put an info graphic on the site, link to it from the home page.

    Put a flow chart or mind map on the page.

    Have a graphic built of a blueprint of somethinga nd put it on a page. I have one of a hamburger, its made like a cad drawing and has a bill of material and everything on it.

    Put in a humor section, and thumbnail it on the home page.

    Put a link ahlfway thru the article and at the end that links to additional related information on the page, so your visitor will go there next.

    Put a hidden spot on the pagel with n Easter egg on it. I went to one that had an exploding page graphic, when I found find the graphic, my screen showed a quick screen explosion. It looked a lot like the old Batman BAM graphics. I spent 20 minutes trying to find it...( I lost this site, if anyone has seen it, pm me the URL.)

    Put a link on the home page that leads to another page where your visitors can request content they would like to see.

    That's all I got on short notice.
     
  3. mak3r

    mak3r Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I've used a small niche related puzzle on my website and it really helped with the bounce rate, but it decreased a bit adsense CTR.
     
  4. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Nexus,

    You could try to identify something unique about those visits and then create a filter in order to exclude them from your data. Most of my experience is with analytics so I can't offer other solutions but in that platform, you can exclude traffic based on certain characteristics. For instance IP address.

    https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1033162?hl=en

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
  5. procam

    procam Senior Member

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    Install a 3rd party comment system like Disqus and stop outrageous spam and make a little money from that comment traffic as well..
     
  6. DNSpo

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    Make sure that your page loads fast. If visitors get to your site and it is not loading fast, they will leave in a hurry.