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how can i reduce bounce rate?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by pdewxyz, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. pdewxyz

    pdewxyz Registered Member

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    I'm working on a NEWS website and the bounce rate is 70 right now. Please suggest me how can i reduce bounce rate.
     
  2. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    1. block referral spam via htaccess
    2. Make sure your navigation/layout is on point....it's a news site...you should have no problem getting visitors to click on other news stories if your layout is good. Ex: categories that are easy to find/navigate...related posts under each story...
    3. Make sure the quality of your stories are good...if you are just scraping shit and tossing it up they will bounce. Good articles with lots of images...if a site looks like crap people will leave.

    There are thousands of news sites...you need something special and unique if you want people to stick around, let alone ever revisit.
     
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  3. Franklin Hattchet

    Franklin Hattchet Senior Member

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    Post interesting content and make sure you interlink to other pages/articles.
     
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    wizard04 Elite Member

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    check the loading speed of your site. If your site is loading slow this might be the problem for the big portion of your bounce rate.
    People don't like to wait for ages to look at something.
     
  5. edward johnson

    edward johnson Junior Member

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    Bounce rate is an effective metric to gauge the nature of activity to your site or greeting pages. High bounce rate is the pointer of terrible execution of a site. In the event that your news things wind up on social networking locales, and individuals come to peruse one and only piece, high skip rate is kind of unavoidable.

    Here are few steps:
    - Increase your page speed.
    - Outline your site appealing & instructive.
    - Don't utilization any pop-up on your site.which is grasping to online client.
    - Use Mobile-prepared(Responsive) subject.

    Good luck!
     
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    have you add related postbelow article ?
    i use backjakcer it works for me
     
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  7. mnkassier

    mnkassier Newbie

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    Many said the secret earlier. Use related posts plugin if you are using cms like wordpress. My site had a bounce rate of 80s and after installing related posts plugin it dropped to like 50s. I use related posts widget right below the post and in sidebar. It has interesting images though.
     
  8. leo29

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    Avoid unwanted traffic by optimizing your content with relevant keywords
    Try to develop content that is easily grasped by readers. This can be done by using interesting titles and descriptions
    Make sure your site loads fast and easy to navigate
    Avoid too much text and scare your visitor
    If there are any audios or videos playing automatically on page load please try disable them
    Make sure every link to other website opens in new page
    As it is a news site, it would be good if you create a slider that slides interesting news to keep reader on the page for more time
     
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    Adrian112 Supreme Member Premium Member

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    On the end of the post and in sidebar put Related news.

    Make floating menu.
     
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    sikandar Senior Member

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    Also try to add interesting and relevant video content to your site. People love to watch videos, and so your bounce rate will come down.
     
  11. Weblycos

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    Backjacker is fine with affiliate marketing but he will get banned if he use this with adsense.

     
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    Have relevant content on your site that readers want to read. Make it interesting. Do not load the page down with images that will take time to load. Lots of people will leave a site quickly if it takes too long to load.
     
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    1. Make sure your load time is up to par.

    2. Make sure your site is easy on the eyes/appealing to your audience.

    3. Content is king - catchy titles, good content, easy to read.

    4. Don't spam people with a link to your site or "trick" them into going to your site.

    5. Get a good host (I like BlueHost but there are better ones out there).
     
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    Improve your content and make it long or appear long...
    Display relevant contents..
    Use attractive titles and images...
    Use content discovery platform as they usually have curated contents with high click thru rates..
     
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    Improve content, improve site speed, interlink more, improve design.
     
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    Most visitors of the news sites come just to read latest news and then they leave. You should adjust your bounce rate by calculating the time spent on a page first.
     
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    Do not use any traffic bot.
    Avoid website traffic sites like addmefast etc to drive traffic.
    Post on good and niche related website so that people love to browse your website.
     
  18. radiant13

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    All the answers make me chuckle. Have you guys forgot where the hell you're at? We are at BHW, man. They say when in Rome, do as Romans do.
    So, I say use something from here BHW the pandabot. The hell with improving your content, improving your load speed, that's all WH shit. Aren't we are all here because WH shit just takes too much work and take too damn long? Time to get your BH on.
     
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    make sure that your site speed is good..if it is slow then bounce rate would be high
     
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    If it's a Wordpress site you can just use WP Zero Bounce which works amazingly well, but some may frown on it's use. It works though.